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Create Pop Rocks in Your Kitchen [Food Lab]

If you prefer your mad scientist experiments to be more of the delicious and fizzy variety rather than the genetically-modified animals with laser beams variety, this DIY Pop Rocks recipe has all the makings of a fun weekend project.

Instructables user ChickFlix shares a tutorial for cranking out your own custom flavored Pop Rocks style candy. You’ll need a handful of common kitchen ingredients (although a few, such as citric acid crystals are tougher to locate) and some other kitchen essentials like a pastry brush and a candy thermometer. The best part is you can flavor them anyway you want–gin and tonic flavor? lemon meringue? if you can find a way to get a liquid flavor in you can make pop rocks that taste like it.

Hit up the link below for detailed instructions and Pop Rock creation tips. Have a fun Food Lab experiment to share? Share the link in the comments.

DIY Pop Rocks [Instructables via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/29/11

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