Fall Crafts: Salty and Sweet Halloween Bark

This is really simple, really fun and the kids really like it.

Halloween Bark makes a great treat for a Halloween party or as a favor for goodie bags.

I love the idea of salty and sweet. My kids begged for more, so I think it goes without saying… this was a hit.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz of white chocolate wafers or candy melts
  • 1/4 c pretzel pieces
  • 1/4 cup candy corn or candy corn mix
  • 1/4 cup m&m’s

You know me, I really like to grab the candy wafers from the craft store for projects like this, but this time I grabbed a white chocolate candy brick on the baking aisle at the grocery store.

Break the brick of candy up and place it in a double boiler.

This time I used a digital thermometer to prevent getting the candy too hot.

When you get it too hot the candy will not melt properly.

230 degrees is the ideal melting temperature.

Grab a cookie sheet and cover it in parchment paper. You could also use wax paper or foil.

Once the chocolate is melted, pour it onto the parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

It is thick enough that it does not run.

Spread the chocolate out with a plastic spreader.

You do not want to spread it too thin.

I created a 10×12 sheet of chocolate. You want it to stay think enough to hold the toppings you are going to add.

For a salty sweet version I used broken pretzel rods, autumn mix candy corns (with little pumpkins), and Halloween festive m&m’s.

Toss on your pretzel pieces.

Toss on the candy corn pieces.

Add the m&m’s.

It will be nice and thick like the photo below.

Now, let it cook 100%. I leave mine to set for about 4-5 hours.

You can place the cookie sheet in the fridge or freezer to speed up the hardening process.

Once the bark is hardened 100%, you can lift it from the parchment paper and it will begin to break apart.

I like for my pieces to be about 2 inches by 2 inches.

You can bag it up in little cello bags and send them as a treat for your little one’s Halloween Party.

You can set them out on a tray for everyone to enjoy.

Or, I like to place the pieces in a zip lock bag and store them in the fridge. I add one to each lunch box as a festive treat, or grab one for a sweet after school surprise.

How simple was that?

5.0 from 4 reviews

Salty and Sweet Halloween Bark
dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 15 oz of white chocolate wafers or candy melts
  • ¼ c pretzel pieces
  • ¼ cup candy corn or candy corn mix
  • ¼ cup m&m’s
Instructions
  1. Break the brick of candy up and place it in a double boiler.
  2. This time I used a digital thermometer to prevent getting the candy too hot- 230 degrees is the ideal melting temperature.
  3. Grab a cookie sheet and cover it in parchment paper.
  4. Once the chocolate is melted, pour it onto the parchment paper.It is thick enough that it does not run.
  5. Spread the chocolate out with a plastic spreader. You do not want to spread it too thin. I created a 10×12 sheet of chocolate.
  6. Toss on your pretzel pieces.
  7. Toss on the candy corn pieces.
  8. Add the m&m’s.
  9. Now, let it cook 100%. I leave mine to set for about 4-5 hours.You can place the cookie sheet in the fridge or freezer to speed up the hardening process.
  10. Once the bark is hardened 100%, you can lift it from the parchment paper and it will begin to break apart.
  11. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Melissa says

    Yum! I make something similar at Christmas…love it with the candy corn and candy pumpkins!!

    saw you on Tip Junkie!

  2. says

    I’m always looking for some new recipes to try out and this looks super easy and super yummy!! Thank you for sharing over at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! I chose you as one of my favorites this week.

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