Explosive Pyrotechnic Pie Is Dangerous For More Than Just Your DietAndrew Liszewski11/28/13 10:30amFiled to: ThanksgivingExplosivesDessertsPieChemistry182EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink If you've been hunting for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert that will leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests, look no further than this recipe/experiment. The ingredients in your typical pumpkin pie aren't that far off from a chemical mix known as Rocket Candy that's typically made from sugar and an oxidizer like potassium nitrate. Advertisement The results are basically a crude form of rocket fuel, and when mixed into a pie, it's sure to make for one epic finale for your meal today. Do we need to mention that this experimental dessert is best served up outside? And, to be honest, probably not something you'll actually want to try with a house full of guests.