How FUN is this Halloween bark?! Sometimes one candy bar isn’t enough. Sometimes you need several fun size pieces of chocolate pressed into melted chocolate. And since we’re celebrating Halloween – Candy eyes – Because you gotta feel like somebody’s watching you!
I am notorious for eating all the Halloween candy. And when I say all, I mean I’m double fisting candy bars like my metabolism isn’t as slow as an IV drip.
Every year I stock up on Halloween candy. You know, for the kids. The trick-or-treaters. The ones who knock on my door in their cute little costumes yelling Trick or Treat, and holding their bags out for Hallowe – OK, I’m lying. In the 12 or so years I’ve lived in my neighborhood, ZERO children have rung my doorbell in search for Halloween candy.
Because, though my gate is unlocked on Halloween, I’ve never left a sign telling them so.
I do it so I can – With a teensy bit of regret (‘cause my hips, yo) – Eat all the Halloween candy. And I buy the good fun size shit.
You know, for them. But it’s really for me. But I say it’s for them. Because it just sounds better than saying I purchase $40 worth of Halloween candy just for myself. I mean – Shit – What would the neighbors think of those chocolate covered double fists I’m shoving in my mouth every two seconds?
So this Halloween Bark. It’s for them. OK, it was an excuse to eat more chocolate. I can’t help myself.
But look at this bark! It was so much fun to make! I took chocolate from my hidden Halloween candy stores to make this. All my favorites – Snickers, Almond Joy, Reese’s peanut butter cups, peanut butter M&Ms – They’re all here! In one easy to make bark!
I gave you a recipe, but you don’t have to follow it. If you prefer covering every available surface with a candy bar – Go for it.
Digging the sparse look? I don’t approve, but this is America – You are free to exercise your chocolate right.
Halloween Candy Bark
- Semi-sweet chocolate - 2 heaping cups
- Snickers candy bars - 5 fun size, halved
- Almond joy candy bars - 4 fun size, halved
- Reese's cups, small - 8-9, halved
- Candy corn M&Ms - 1 package
- Peanut M&Ms - About 1/3 cup
- Assorted size candy eyes
Line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside.
In a stainless steel bowl placed over a pot with simmering water, place the semi-sweet chocolate. Melt, stirring occasionally until melted.
Pour the chocolate on the parchment lined cookie sheet and with an offset spatula, spread the chocolate into a rectangle. Do not spread too thin.
Place the candy bar halves, M&Ms, and candy eyes on the surface of the melted chocolate. Press on the candy bars to help them sink into the chocolate. Do not submerge.
Set aside and leave in *room temperature until the chocolate solidifies. Break into pieces.
*Note: You can also place the cookie sheet in the freezer or fridge to help the chocolate solidify. Please note, if placing in freezer the chocolate will have some condensation once it comes to room temperature.