The L.A.C Choc-nutty popping candy cocktail

Far be it for us to pigeonhole people, Mrs Romance and I have decided to name a few cocktails we’ve made recently after some of our close blogging friends.

Mr and Mrs Romance - how to make choc nutty popping candy cocktails

This cocktail really came from the evening of chocolate alchemy Mrs Romance and Steph from attended recently. While creating a range of wild and wonderful chocolate bar toppings at a Wonka event, they started talking about popping candy and how much fun it was to eat.

Talk swiftly moved into more grown-up realms and they wondered if they could pair popping candy with alcohol. Wouldn’t it be fun to enjoy a delicious cocktail and experience that weird popping crackling sensation in your throat at the same time?

To keep the theme of kids’ lollies and chocolate delights going, we thought we’d create a sweeter, creamier cocktail with our new ingredient.

And here we have it:

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The L.A.C choc-nutty popping candy cocktail!

Here’s what you need:

Makes about 3 small cocktails… or 1 big one!

  • ½ measure Baileys
  • Single measure dark crème de cacao
  • ½ measure 42 Below Manuka honey vodka
  • ½ measure amoretto
  • 1& ½ measure pure cream
  • ½ measure milk

Mr and Mrs Romance - how to make a chocolate popping candy cocktail

Mr and Mrs Romance - how to make a popping candy cocktail

Here’s what you do:

  1. Rub the rim of your glass with the lemon to wet it.
  2. Push the edges of the glass into the popping candy.
  3. Pour all the ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine.
  4. Pour carefully into the glass.

Mr and Mrs Romance - chocolate popping candy cocktail recipe

Mr and Mrs Romance - chocolate nutty popping candy cocktail recipe

Tip: when you’re coating the rim of your glass, hold the glass at 45 degrees and roll it in the candy. Pushing it horizontally will crush the candy, will only garnish the top part of the glass and can also cause too much of the candy to go into the drink.

You can also make this drink with Frangelico, which would give this a more hazelnutty taste. We tried adding a ½ measure to the existing ingredients too, and it was quite nice.

This is a very tasty fun cocktail – perfect for mid-party celebrations or even as a dessert cocktail.

Mr and Mrs Romance - choc nutty popping candy cocktail recipe

Mr and Mrs Romance - how to make delicious popping candy cocktails

Super Steph has hold of the handlebars of the sister of this cocktail creation – the L.A.C Strawberries and Cream Popping Candy Cocktail – over on Go check it out. It’s delicious!

What was your lolly of choice when you were growing up? Were you a pick-n-mix kinda kid or did you go for a single-sweet variety? Tell us in the comments!

For more cocktails and mixing tips, get our cocktail ebook here: How to Host the Perfect Cocktail Party.

Images by Mrs Romance.


  • I can’t handle too much dairy and I’m not a creamy cocktail kind of girl BUT this sounds super delish! Would make a lovely dessert alternative. Pop it to me!

    • Reply August 15, 2014

      Mr Romance

      That’s the good thing with those little cocktails, Sonia. The trouble is I just end up drinking all of them! Got to take the good with the bad I suppose! 😉

  • Reply August 15, 2014


    I totally want to try this now!
    I loved Sherbies and still do!
    Now I can’t even buy them on their own, they put them in with redskins and milk bottles! I mean what’s that about? I’d love to have a sherbet cocktail!!

    • Reply August 15, 2014

      Mr Romance

      That’s ridic, Fee! Can’t believe you can’t buy Sherbies on their own anymore! It’s a sin I tell ya!
      As for the sherbert cocktail, it reminds me of the homemade instant limoncello/vodka we’ve written about. We used lemon sherbets – another favourite lolly of ours!

      • Reply August 15, 2014


        Hey Mr RJ,

        It is totally a sin!
        What is this drink you speak of? Please link me up!

        Thanks for replying and have an awesome weekend!

        Fee x

  • Reply August 15, 2014


    Chocolate, popping candy and a cocktail glass sound like a trifecta of perfection to me. Friday night’s alright with one of these babies. Hope your weekend goes with a pop!

    • Reply August 16, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Too right, Sam! You guys’ll have to come round for one or two… or three soon. Maybe we can sort something out before we all head off on our jaunts?

  • Holy cow, that’s obscene! But in the best possible way. I try to steer clear of sugar so this would be a very special occasion drink for me – and I would then drift into a very pleasant coma-state. Great idea to serve as an alternative to dessert though – what a fun way to end a dinner party!

    • Reply August 16, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Obscene is definitely the word for it, Carolyn! They’re really quite sweet, so yes, sugar coma would certainly ensue – laced with a bit of alcoholic stupor! Perfect! 🙂

  • Reply August 16, 2014

    Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    I caved to the slushie with popping candy thing after my kids dared me… it ended with me making popping candy margaritas. It was love 🙂 x

    • Reply August 16, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Oooh! Popping candy margaritas! That sounds bloody awesome, Sonia! I love a good margarita… almost as much as Mrs R. I think I have a photo of her in San Diego with one so big it’s served in a fishbowl!
      Have a great weekend.

  • Reply August 16, 2014


    Pop Rocks Rock! This recipe looks delicious. I will have to get my husband to make this!

    • Reply August 16, 2014

      Mr Romance

      How much fun are they, Stephanie?! I love it when you get a pop rock that’s just about to go and you bite it. Makes an extra-loud pop! Let me know how you get on making them.

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  • Reply August 18, 2014

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    • Reply August 18, 2014

      Mrs Romance

      I can’t stop the popping! Seriously Jim is a genius, this is the best x

      • Reply August 25, 2014

        Steph @ Lipstick & Cake

        It really is the best! I want one right now.. yes it’s 9:10am but I don’t care!

        • Reply September 3, 2014

          Mr Romance

          Ha ha! Breakfast cocktail and breakfast candy! No wonder we get on, Steph!

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