I am in a stage right now. It is called Imustmakeallthehalloweenthings. This is the first year in a few where I have been really into Halloween. I’m thinking it has everything to do with the little almost 2 year old in my life. This Halloween Bark is the latest creation. And now that I know how easy it is to make, you can bet that I will be posting more candy bark recipes in the future.
I don’t make a lot of candy. It intimates me. Have you looked at one of those candy thermometers? Even those intimidate me with their soft ball and hard ball stage lines. So candy is not something that gets made in my house. That is, until I discovered candy bark. Candy bark is so easy. Melt some chocolate or bark, press a whole mess of ingredients in it, let it chill and viola! Candy bark!
For this recipe, I simply melted white chocolate then put pretty much everything but the kitchen sink on top. There are peanuts, M&Ms, pretzels, cookie crumbs and candy corn.
It’s got the whole salty sweet thing going on. And it. is. awesome.
So go make a sheet or two. It would be perfect to wrap up in cute little Halloween bags and give to your neighbors. You’d be the favorite neighbor by far.
Halloween BarkPrint Recipe
- 12 ounces white chocolate
- 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
- 1/2 cup chopped dry-roasted, lightly salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&Ms
- 1 cup candy corn
- 2 tablespoons chocolate cookie crumbs
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until all chocolate has melted.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread chocolate in a thin layer over the parchment paper. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the top, gently pressing down so that they stick.
Place candy bark in the refrigerator, until the chocolate hardens, about an hour. Break into pieces. Serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.