Well, it began with leftover candy canes from Christmas.
And then rooting around in the candy box, we found more candy canes and, oh my, pop rocks..
- 1 pack Jello instant devils food (or whatever)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Kahlua
- 4 oz very good dark baking chocolate (or whatever)
- some more Kahlua and milk (I added tiny splashes at a time so I have not idea how much it was)
- 4 candy canes, or that much candy (I used three candy canes and a packet of pop rocks)
Whisk the jello with 1/2 cup cold milk and 1/4 cup Kahlua. Put into the freezer for 15 minutes. Then make small balls; I used a 1/2 tbsp scoop and rolled them in my hands.
Melt the chocolate with a small splash of milk and a big splash of Kahlua over a double boiler with hot but not boiling water, until it is the consistency that you can roll the balls in. I also crushed the candy canes in a big ramekin.
Then, with two spoons, I put the chocolate balls in the melted chocolate and roll them around, then drop them in the candy and swish them around in the ramekin and onto a plate. Oh man, when we found the pop rocks, we then swished them all around again in the ramekin so they all got a little pop rocks on them..
Makes about 15.
Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes before you eat them. And keep them cold. They are better that way..
Genius. Pop rocks.