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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween treat #2: Halloween bark

I made Halloween bark last week.  I loved it because (a) it was easy, (b) I could make it any way I wanted, (c) it was super cute, and (d) well, it came out totally adorable!

The best, best, best part of this?  There isn't really even a recipe.  Just grab some chocolate, candies of your choosing, and some candy eyes.  That's it!  (P.S. I totally didn't come up with this, and there is an official "recipe" found here...but I just winged it a bit.)

Chocolate Halloween Bark
From Just A Taste


3 cups buttersweet chocolate chips
2 cups assorted candy, cut into bite sized pieces and some left whole.  I used:
     Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, cut into quarters (easiest to do if they're cold)
     Kit-Kats, left whole
     Peanut Butter M&Ms
     Candy eyes (I bought mine years ago online, but you can buy them at Michael's)


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring until smooth.  If using the microwave, do it in 30 second bursts, to make sure you don't burn the chocolate.

Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread it into an even layer with a spatula.  It should be about 1/4-inch thick.
Sprinkle the candy on top of the chocolate.
Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 30-45 minutes until the chocolate has fully hardened.

Remove from the fridge.
Carefully slide it onto a cutting board.
Cut the bark into irregularly shaped pieces.
Serve immediately, or store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

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