Chocolate Bark with Chipotle Pepitas and Pop Rocks

Firecrackers

Happy 4th of Halloween Eve!

Chipotle Pepitas
To celebrate the magic of Halloween, this year I decided to make a candy inspired by … 4th of July fireworks.

Chips
When I was a girl, I though fireworks and firecrackers were so beautiful—pretty enough to eat—and I desperately wanted to know what they taste like. Fortunately my sensible sister Emily dissuaded me from taking a big bite of fiery sparkler.

Melted Chocolate
This candy tastes like you just ate a firecracker, but without the hassle of having to re-grow your eyebrows. First it’s sweet and hot, then there’s an explosion in your mouth, followed by a bit of lingering smoke.

Seeds in Chocolate
The recipe for chipotle pepitas makes far more than needed for the chocolate bark, and that’s fine by me. The salty, smoky seeds make an excellent crunchy snack.

 Plate of Firecrackers

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