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Patriotic Pop Rocks Fudge (Firecracker Fudge Recipe)

This Patriotic Pop Rocks Fudge is the perfect no-bake dessert to make for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or anytime you want a Firecracker Fudge that is filled with Pop Rocks Candy.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This tasty firecracker fudge recipe is so easy to make especially for a crowd. It requires just 4 ingredients and is the perfect addition to any patriotic party!

The flavor comes from the fruity pop rocks that also serve as a fun popping sensation with every bite. It offers a flavor explosion in every bite.

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If you’re looking for more fudge recipes, try this Cadbury Egg Fudge and 6-Ingredient Grinch Fudge.

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Recipe Ingredients

White Frosting – You can use your favorite white frosting. I tend to use regular and not whipped because it gives a better fudge consistency.

White Chocolate Chips – Any white chocolate chips will work but I prefer the Ghirardelli Classic White Baking Chips because it tastes the best.

Pop Rocks Candy – You can use any flavor and color you’d like to make this fudge for any occasion. For 4th of July fudge like above, we used Strawberry Pop Rocks and Pop Rocks tropical punch popping candy.

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Helpful Tips

  • Be sure to remove every bit of the foil on top of the frosting container before putting it in the microwave. If not, you could cause sparking and flames within your microwave. It’s really easy to get it all removed. If you’re worried, just put the frosting in a microwave safe bowl and melt it that way.
  • The amount of pieces you get from the fudge will depend on how large or small you cut them. I tend to cut 1-2-inch pieces.
  • It’s important to use the parchment paper or you may have issues getting it out of the pan smoothly. If you have no parchment paper, at least use cooking spray on the pan before making the fudge.
  • Any flavor of white frosting from the store will do the job.
  • The pop rocks will do a lot of popping and crackling when you add it to the fudge and it’s honestly a lot of fun. This is the perfect fudge to make with the kids because it feels like a miniature fireworks show is happening while you’re stirring it.
  • When you add the frosting to the chocolate, it will feel like it’s trying to seize up. It’s not, just stir it well and it will loosen up.

Storage Information

  • Store fudge in an airtight container in a cool, dry pantry for up to 5 days.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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How to Make Pop Rocks Fudge

Step One: Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments in the microwave. Stir in between each heating session until all the chocolate chips are melted.

Step Two: Add in your frosting and stir well.

Step Three: Add in your pop rocks and stir well. Work fast as the fudge will begin to set up.

Step Four: Add to your pan that is covered with parchment paper. Evenly spread out so you have an even layer of fudge in the pan.

Step Five: Allow the fudge to set for 6-8 hours (overnight is best).

Step Six: When ready, remove the fudge from the pan and cut into equal size squares. Serve and enjoy!

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Pop Rocks Fudge

COURSE: Dessert
Servings 24 Pieces
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 3 minutes
How to make Pop Rocks Fudge (Firecracker Fudge)


  • 1 Can White Frosting 16 ounces
  • 1 ½ Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Packages Blue Pop Rocks
  • 3 Packages Red Pop Rocks


  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a medium, microwave safe mixing bowl.
  • Microwave for up to 3 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir, adjusting the chocolate chips on the bottom of the bowl, to the top.
  • Once the chocolate chips are smooth and creamy without lumps when stirred, set aside.
  • Remove the lid and film from the frosting container and microwave it for 1 minute.
  • Pour the frosting immediately into the melted white chocolate bowl and stir vigorously until fully combined.
  • Add two packets of blue pop rocks and two packets of red to the mixture and gently fold them in until nicely distributed.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even.
  • Sprinkle the remaining pop rocks over the top of the fudge.
  • Set the fudge aside and let it solidify for 8 hours or until hardened.
  • Slice and enjoy!
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