This was, by far, the most fun I have had making a Halloween Treat … ever! It’s one of those rare recipes that you can decorate it any way you want, and the crazier the better – after all, it’s Halloween. It’s incredibly easy to make and is the perfect activity to share with your family and little “monsters”. It would be great fun for all. The adults could melt the chocolate, and the children could put the little candies in the bark. You and your family will have a blast making this, sharing many giggles along the way.
Now, there are many recipes out there about how to make Halloween Bark. Part of what makes it so much fun to prepare is that it allows you to be very creative! There is no right or wrong way to make it. I found my inspiration for making it at MyRecipes.com. Here is the spooky and sweet Halloween Bark Recipe.
Are you ready to get started? Come on now, don’t be scared! This is frighteningly easy to make, and is perfect for either a kid-friendly or adult-themed Halloween party!
Here are some pointers that might help you prepare the Halloween Bark, based on my recent personal experience:
- I recommend getting out your double-boiler to melt the chocolate. It really helps to create the right consistency, without the fear of burning your chocolate (which is easy to do in the microwave.)
- If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use wax paper to line the baking pan. I used waxed paper and it turned out beautifully. The entire slab of bark came right off the pan without any stickiness or breakage.
- You can use whatever candy you want. I substituted the Reese Peanut Butter Pumpkins for the Reese Peanut Butter Cups.
- While the process is relatively easy, the cleanup can be a bit messy. Remember, you are working with chocolate … melted chocolate … so be sure to have lots of hand wipes and towels ready at a moments notice.
- The Wilton Eye Candies can be bought at your local grocery or craft store … or online here.
- You will need a sharp knife to cut the chilled Halloween Bark. The cutting and melting of the chocolate should be done by an adult, for obvious reasons.
- I saved my Halloween Bark in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. I stacked the layers on top of each other, with a piece of wax paper between each layer. This kept the candy layers from sticking to each other – allowing each piece to remain intact.