Oct 5, 2020

Halloween Candy Bark | #HalloweenTreatsWeek

This Halloween Candy Bark is an easy and fun treat. Plus, you don't need any fancy dessert decorating skills! 

This post was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received some swag from our sponsor company. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Halloween Candy Bark



Making candy bark is a fun way to get creative without too much pressure to be perfect. Just grab whatever treats you have on hand and scatter them across some melted chocolate or almond bark and gently press it in. 

If you're like me, you probably have chips, nuts, or candies that are leftover from a recipe where you didn't use the whole bag. There's not enough left for another recipe, but too much to throw away. It's definitely the perfect scenario to make candy bark. 

Chocolate Halloween Candy Bark



To counteract all of the sweetness, you can also add something salty. I added some pretzels, but you could add peanuts or cashews for the same effect. 

This bark has a graham cracker base, a tip I first saw on Pioneer Woman. The cookies add a nice crunch, and make it so much easier to break up the bark. Plus, you don't need to use a huge amount of chocolate. 

Ingredients I used to decorate this candy bark: 

  • Stick pretzels, broken in half

  • Reese's Pieces

  • Mini Oreo cookies, cut in half

  • Candy eyeballs, which I adore

  • Butterscotch chips

  • Funfetti vanilla cake-flavored chips (a total impulse buy)



Halloween Candy Bark with graham crackers


Other ideas for decorating this Halloween candy bark include colored sprinkles M&Ms, candy corn, chopped Oreos with colored filling, chopped nuts, and other chopped Halloween candy. 

You can also adapt this bark to other holidays, such as Valentine's Day, Easter, or Christmas. 

To melt the chocolate, I used the Wilton Melting Pot because it's pretty foolproof. You can also use the double boiler method, with a Pyrex bowl over a pot of simmering water. 

More sweet and salty or candy-stuffed treats:

Halloween Candy Bark with Reese's Pieces



Welcome to another year of Halloween Treats Week. This is my third year of participating. Past recipes include Mini Mummy Dogs, Chocolate Stuffed Whoopie Pies, and Monster Cake Pops

After the recipe, be sure to enter to win one of our giveaways! 

Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today: 

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Halloween Candy Bark with pretzels and candy




Halloween Candy Bark Recipe

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Halloween Candy Bark Recipe
Yield: 30 servings
Author: Karen Kerr
This Halloween Candy Bark is an easy and fun treat. Plus, you don't need any fancy dessert decorating skills!

Ingredients

  • 16 full-sized graham crackers
  • 24 ounce package of chocolate almond bark or chocolate candy melts. You can also use bittersweet chocolate chips. 
  • About a half of a cup of stick pretzels, broken in half
  • About a third of a cup of Reese's Pieces
  • Small handful of decorative candy eyes
  • Handful of Oreo Minis, cut in half
  • Handful of butterscotch chips
  • Handful of Funfetti or white chocolate chips
  • Feel free to make substitutions for any of the toppings

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cover the paper with the whole graham crackers in a single layer. 
  2. Melt the chocolate with a double boiler or a Wilton melting pot, and pour it over the graham crackers. 
  3. Using an offset spatula, spread the chocolate in an even layer over the graham crackers. 
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate with the pretzels, cookies, and candy, and gently press them into the chocolate. 
  5. Refrigerate the baking sheet immediately, until the chocolate has set. 
  6. Break the bark into serving sized pieces. 

Calories

227.59

Fat (grams)

14.67

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.46

Carbs (grams)

19.92

Fiber (grams)

3.92

Net carbs

16.00

Sugar (grams)

7.50

Protein (grams)

5.42

Sodium (milligrams)

80.02

Cholesterol (grams)

0.67
Halloween, candy
Dessert
American
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12 comments:

  1. I'm all about using up all of my leftovers in a fun holiday themed bark! We always have candy eyeballs on hand because my toddler likes to glue them on projects but also likes to eat them so we use the candy ones instead of the ones that aren't edible!

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  2. This is so cute! I can't wait to make this with the kids. It looks like a great recipe to have them help out with - so fun and festive!

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  3. Such a cute and easy recipe to make. I love how easy it will be to customize.

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  4. This is such a fun way to use up all the candy I didn't steal out of my son's trick or treat bag:)

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    1. It's hard not to steal the good stuff, right?

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  5. This is a great idea, Karen! There are so many things you can add to it and it will all be delicious.

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  6. This recipe makes me smile so big. It is so fun and I love the eyeballs.

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