Last week, folks all over were lamenting leftover Halloween candy and trying to figure out what to do with it. Some people just ate it, others contemplated baking projects involving leftover candy. I suppose the approach you take depends on the kind of candy you have leftover, but you can probably cover any of it in chocolate.
Well…a chocolate covered chocolate bar wouldn’t make sense. But what about chocolate covered candy corn? Or, say, chocolate covered pop rocks?
Chocolate covered pop rocks? Say what? Oh, it’s a thing. It’s a thing by Christopher Elbow, his bar No. 6: Dark Rocks, a 63% cacao dark chocolate bar blended with popping candy.
The bar has a fruity aroma; specifically, strawberry and banana are evident.
The popping candy gives and immediate crunchy and bubbly quality to the chocolate without being either hard or chewy; rather, they dissolve right along with the smoothly melting chocolate.
Even with the crackling of the popping candy, the chocolate character comes through nicely. The flavor is a bit creamy, with some earthiness and some notes of banana coming forward as well. The chocolate itself is neither sweet nor astringent; the popping candy adds a tart flavor and a bit of extra sugar at the end that tends to bring out a hint of caramel from the chocolate at the end.
Flavorful chocolate, playful candy. I could go for this. Often.
Do you like popping candy? Have you ever had it with chocolate?