As any true Harry Potter fan knows July 31st is Harry’s birthday. He’ll be 36 years old this year. Now don’t you feel older.
Harry and his buddies were frequenters of the candy shop Honeyduke’s, where they would by Chocolate Frogs, Fizzing Whizzbees, Cockroach Clusters and Acid Pops. To celebrate Harry’s birthday I created my version of Acid Pops.
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
5 drops Lemon Extract
5 drops Green Food Coloring
3 packs Pop Rocks
Step one: Take your wand, flick and clearly state “Accio Acid Pop ingredients”. For muggles just collect your ingredients.
Step two: In a medium sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat on high, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Step three: Prep your lollipop mold by spraying a small amount of oil in the area they candy will touch.
Step four: Boil the ingredients until the temperature reaches 300°F and remove from heat.
Step five: Add extract and food coloring and stir.
Step six: Carefully spoon the melted sugar mixture in the mold, immediately place the sticks in the candy and pour Pop Rocks onto the hardening lolli. Beware they Pop Rocks may shoot wildly around the room when they hit the hot sugar. Don’t put your face near the candy to hear the snapping of the Pop Rocks as you could lose any eye. I learned this one the hard way.
After 20 minutes the candy should be cool enough to enjoy. The Pop Rocks do lose there snap after time, so you want to enjoy them the same day.
Happy Birthday Harry!!