While wandering around the Lower East Side on Saturday, Pam and I found a little candy store and--of course--stopped in. (As if we hadn't had enough sugar at Doughnut Plant.)
There were all sorts of cool things there, including chocolates wrapped up and packaged to look like canned sardines and these: Pop Rocks covered in milk chocolate.
My first thought was to use these baked into a cookie. But as I thought it through, I realized that the stuff that makes Pop Rocks pop would likely melt or otherwise become deactivated when mixed into cookie dough and baked. Oh...and I took a closer look at the package and saw that these guys were meant for shaking on top of cakes, ice cream, etc.
I'll probably just use these as sprinkles on top of cookies, but it's fun to explore new places to search for potential ingredients. And good news for Pop Rocks fans: this also comes in bar form!