Halloween Candy Bark!

One of the easiest and fastest chocolate treats to make is chocolate barks. Chocolate barks can be made for any holiday! My favorite barks to make are for Valentine’s Day (White chocolate with Cinnamon Hearts), Halloween (Monster Bark) and Christmas (Candy Cane Bark).

Basically, Chocolate Bark is chocolate (white, dark, and/or milk) mixed with other ingredients (candy, nuts, dried fruit, etc) that is spread out thinly on a cookie sheet and then frozen to create a tasty treat for any occasion.

For my Halloween party this year, I decided to make Halloween Monster bark for my friends.  I didn’t want to make it complicated so I only bought three types of candies and a bag of white chocolate melting wafers. I do suggest going onto Pinterest (Monster Bark) and looking at all the other kinds of barks people have made. A lot of them look like pieces of art! I even saw an adorable cookie monster one by House of Yum. 

For this recipe you’ll only need a few things:

  • Candy of choice
  • Chocolate Melting Wafers of choice
  • Food colouring
  • Double Boiler/pot and glass bowl/ or microwave
  • Cookie sheet lined with wax paper
  • Freezer
  • Baking Spatula
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Step 1. Buy the candies you want to put into your bark. I’ve seen people use candy eye balls and candy fingers!
Step 2: Buy Chocolate Melting Wafers. I use white chocolate so I can dye it whatever colour I want with food colouring.
Step 2: Buy Chocolate Melting Wafers. I use white chocolate so I can dye it whatever colour I want with food colouring.
I usually just buy a small bag of chocolate wafers from the bulk section in grocery stores.
I usually just buy a small bag of chocolate wafers from the bulk section in grocery stores.
Step 3. Melt the chocolate. I use a double boiler but you can also stick it in a microwave until it is melted (be sure to mix often to prevent burning).
Step 3. Melt the chocolate. I use a double boiler but you can also stick it in a microwave until it is melted (be sure to mix often to prevent burning).
Step 4. Add food colouring of choice! I used green because it reminds me of Frankenstein's Monster.
Step 4. Add food colouring of choice! I used green because it reminds me of Frankenstein’s Monster.
Step 5. Let the chocolate cool for a minute or so and then add a few handfuls of selected candy. Cooling down prevents the softer candies from melting.
Step 5. Let the chocolate cool for a minute or so and then add a few handfuls of selected candy. Cooling down prevents the softer candies from melting.
Step 6: With a baking spatula, spread chocolate mixture over a cookie sheet lined with parchment/wax paper. I like to sprinkle some more candy on top of the spread out mixture so they are more visible. Any hard candies (like the bones) should be easy to see so no one chips a tooth! Gently bang the cookie sheet on the counter to smooth out the bark and rid it of any air bubbles.
Step 6: With a baking spatula, spread chocolate mixture over a cookie sheet lined with parchment/wax paper. I like to sprinkle some more candy on top of the spread out mixture so they are more visible. Any hard candies (like the bones) should be easy to see so no one chips a tooth!
Gently bang the cookie sheet on the counter to smooth out the bark and rid it of any air bubbles.
Step 7. Freeze the bark for about a half an hour or so. Check to make sure that it frozen and not liquid in any areas. Break the bark with your hands. I had to use a knife to gently cut some of the worms that decided to hold onto two pieces at a time.
Step 7. Freeze the bark for about a half an hour or so. Check to make sure that it frozen and not liquid in any areas. Break the bark with your hands. I had to use a knife to gently cut some of the worms that decided to hold onto two pieces at a time.
Step 9. Enjoy! I had left over candy so I sprinkled it over top of the bark.
Step 9. Enjoy!
I had left over candy so I sprinkled it over top of the bark.

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