With 4th of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to create marbled blue and white chocolate shards with a special surprise ingredient: red cherry pop rocks!
Watch the video at the end of this post to get a visual of how to create these!
You’ll be needing:
White Chocolate (I love Callebaut chocolate)
(If you have oil based food coloring, you can use this instead of the Flo Coat and gel color)
To start, fill 2 microwave safe bowls with your white chocolate. Fill one bowl with about half the amount of chocolate, because this will be dyed blue.
Melt each bowl of chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals, mixing in between. Once both bowls are completely melted and smooth, you can work on making your blue chocolate now!
If you have oil based food coloring, go ahead and use that to color your chocolate. If you want to use gel coloring though, you will first need to apply an ingredient such as Flo-Coat, which will help the chocolate from seizing up.
First apply around 10 drops of Flo Coat, then add in about 2 drops of blue coloring. Mix it well until no more streaks show! Feel free to adjust the amount of blue based on how blue you want it. (A general rule is around 5 drops of Flo Coat to 1 drop of gel coloring.)
On a piece of parchment paper, pour your white chocolate and spread it evenly with a spatula or spoon. Then take your blue chocolate and add drops of it right on top of your white chocolate. You want to make sure the dots aren’t too big, otherwise you won’t have as much of a marbled look. Using a toothpick, start swirling the colors together, until you reach your desired marbled design. Then take your pop rocks, and sprinkle them all over!
This is optional, but you can take your toothpick and carefully make lines throughout your shard so that it is a bit easier to break them apart later.
Place your shard in the refrigerator or freezer to harden, then take out and break apart!
I like to use these to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts! They’re also fun to give as gifts, and they are especially fun to eat because it’s like a party in your mouth with the pop rocks! If you’re not using them right away, place them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Side Note: You can use candy melts or candy wafers as well! Instead of pop rocks, you can also use red chocolate and swirl that in with the white and blue too.