This Halloween Bark recipe is a fun way to get into the spooky spirit of October. All you need to make this candy bark is some chocolate, some candies, and, if you want, some Halloween-themed sprinkles.
Halloween is, hands down, my favorite holiday. I probably have more boxes of Halloween decorations than I do for any other holiday, have thrown some pretty festive Halloween parties, and I usually start thinking about my costume by June. But Halloween isn’t just about the costumes or the decorations! It’s also about the treats.
Even if you’re not all that into Halloween, you’ll going to love this sweet and salty Halloween Candy Bark unless you hate chocolate or salty things in which case, I give up.
If you have kids, get them in the kitchen for this one. They’ll have so much fun putting their favorite cookies and candies in the bark and adding eyeballs and other ghoulish delights. Like our Halloween Puppy Chow it’s a great way to put all that leftover Halloween candy to good use.
What You’ll Need to Make This Candy Bark
- Chocolate (I used milk chocolate here, but you can use dark or white chocolate)
- Your favorite candies or cookies (especially if they’re in Halloween colors like orange, black, and purple)
- Halloween sprinkles (bones, eyeballs, and skeletons make it extra spooky)
- Purple candy melts to make the spiderwebs
How to Make Halloween Bark
1. Spread out a layer of pretzels onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. Melt the milk chocolate over a double boiler, or place it in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir and return to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, the pour it on top of the pretzels and let it set for one minute.
3. While the chocolate is setting, melt your candy melts in the microwave. Then, transfer to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe cobwebs on top of the set chocolate.
4. Place your favorite Halloween candy and sprinkles or other decorations like candy eyes on top. I used Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms, Peanut Butter Cups, and KitKats, but you can use Oreos or candy corn or any candy you love. I made the skeleton floating in this Halloween Bark by pouring white chocolate in a skeleton-shaped mold like this one.
5. Transfer the candy bark to the fridge so it can fully set. If for some reason your fridge is haunted and it’s not setting, pop it into the freezer for a few moments. Then tell Bucky the demon he has to go live somewhere else because he’s messing with your Halloween treats.
Halloween BarkPrint Recipe
- 2 cups pretzels
- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups candy
- 13 candy eyeballs (optional)
- 1/2 bag purple candy melts (optional)
- Spread a layer of pretzels onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or place it in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir and return to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Stir until smooth, then pour it on top of the pretzels. Spread evenly and let set for one minute.
- To make cobwebs, melt purple candy melts in microwave and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip (optional). Pipe on top of the chocolate.
- Place your favorite candies, cookies, and any Halloween sprinkles on top.
- Store in fridge.
- If you want to enjoy the Halloween Bark at room temperature, use chocolate candy melts instead of chocolate.
- To make the skeleton, pour white chocolate or white candy melts in a skeleton-shaped mold.
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