Pudding & Pop Rocks

Yesterday I was watching Giada on The Food Network and was thrilled to see something quite unexpected from her – she made a beautiful pudding and served it with a packet of Pop Rocks candy on the side. I had to give this a try – but my version is faster and far less elegant. I love to surprise my kids and this dessert definitely got their attention.

I just made bowls of Jell-O instant vanilla pudding and sprinkled a packet of Pop Rocks on top. Serve immediately – it makes a wonderful popping sound and if you wait too long it can fizzle out. My kids were intrigued by the sound as soon as they sat down.

It got the thumbs up – it's an explosive experience.

You can pick up Pop Rocks at party supply stores.


  1. Lia  July 8, 2011

    OMG this is genius. I will absolutely be making this for my kids! (and myself)

    • camilla  July 8, 2011

      Lia – I had one myself and I have to say it is pretty cool! Take Care, Camilla

  2. Ali  July 11, 2011

    If you want the pop rocks to stay stable for longer, you can coat them in chocolate and let them harden. This protects them from moisture, which is what starts them popping! They work great as a mini chocolate bowl for a pudding. My kids are big fans.

    • camilla  July 11, 2011

      Ali, Thanks for the tip! Take Care, Camilla

  3. Peaches  July 14, 2011

    I am all over this one! What a fun thing –pop rocks?! Who would have thought? I think I saw some fancy chef use them with a truffle pasta or something on Tv….but jello would be an excellent compliment! Maybe even some sorbet…Hmmm…I have to try this one!