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Aug 31, 2008 11:49 AM

pop rocks

Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions on how to find one for making pop rocks? I've heard a couple chefs around town have them as amusees or whatever but I cant find anything online and I have no idea where to even start. THANKS!

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    1. As far as I know pop rocks are bought not made...

      1. To make pop rocks from scratch you'd need to keep candy syrup at the hard crack stage (~310F) while force-carbonating it. I'm envisioning a rig made from a CO2 cylinder, a Cornelius keg, and a hot plate. With a fire truck and an ambulance standing by. Sounds like a bad idea.

        I'd be willing to be that the chefs are buying unflavored "pastry rocks" and adding their own touches. Chef Rubber sells them by the kilo.

        1. You can buy unflavored "pastry rocks" at and play around with them. I've never tried it, so if you do, I hope you post back with results!