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This Halloween Bark is Deliciously Spooky!

Use multiple colors of melting chocolate to make this spooky Halloween bark! Kids love to get involved with this candy recipe too. It’s easy, fun. and so tasty!

Deliciously Spooky Layered Halloween Bark

Does anyone feel like they fell asleep in August and woke up to what is now almost Halloween? So crazy!

After looking at the calendar and realizing the month is slipping away I decided it was definitely time to do some Halloween treat-making before it becomes unacceptable to put eye ball sprinkles on my baked goods.

Halloween Bark

We’ve made Cookie Monster bark and Lucky Charms bark, so it’s kind of becoming a theme around here. Today I’m sharing with you a tutorial for making spooky layered Halloween bark!

This is such a great recipe to make because it is totally adaptable and easy, making it super fun to get little hands involved!

Candy Bark How-To

Two things you should know when making candy bark. First, it’s not chocolate, and a lot of people think it is. It’s actually milk solids and sugar, kind of like white chocolate (which isn’t really chocolate either).

That’s why I never make plain candy bark! The whole point of candy bark is that it’s a vehicle to deliver other tasty goodness, and the melts compliment many other flavors.

The second think you should know is that candy melts are temperamental if you heat them too quickly. They can burn easily on the stove, so heat them on low low low.

Honestly, I have three of these candy melters (dead serious). I make enough candy bark to make them worth it. The melters are pretty awesome!

So back to the candy bark recipe. My kids loved spreading the chocolate and dumping on the sprinkles! Plus, you can throw this together with whatever you have on-hand, since pretty much anything goes!

Read on to learn how you make it.

Wilton candy melts in orange, purple, and black

Halloween Bark Recipe

Ingredients

You’ll also need a toothpick or BBQ skewer for swirling.

Directions

1. Prepare a flat surface with wax paper. In separate bowls, melt each of the colors according to package directions.

For instance, for me this meant melting in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until completely melted.

Smoothing candy melts with a silicone spatula

2. Beginning with one color of chocolate, spread all but a couple of tablespoons of over the wax paper in a thin layer, making about a 9×13 inch rectangle.

Repeat this process with all colors until all three layers have been spread and layered on each other.

Swirling candy melts with a toothpick

3. Using the remaining tablespoons of each chocolate, spoon lines of the chocolate on the bark. Using a toothpick or skewer, drag the dollops through the top layer to make a marbled design.

Halloween candy bark recipe - adding M&Ms

4. Top the bark with sprinkles, candy eyes, and candy pieces. Let set until completely hardened then cut into pieces with knife.

Halloween Candy Bark Close Up

How easy was that!? Plus, this Halloween bark is so cute and SO tasty and there are so many different variations you can take to make it your own!

I love the idea of adding crunched up Oreos next time, or maybe some pretzel pieces for some salty crunch! The possibilities are endless, and the result will delight anyone you share it with.

Cutting into the Halloween candy bark

Get the printable Halloween bark recipe here:

Yield: 16 pieces

Halloween Bark

Deliciously Spooky Layered Halloween Bark

Use multiple colors of melting chocolate to make this spooky Halloween bark! Kids love to get involved with this candy recipe too. It's easy, fun. and so tasty!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Wilton Candy Melts, Orange
  • 8 oz Wilton Candy Melts, Purple
  • 8 oz Wilton Candy Melts, Cocoa
  • 1 package Wilton Candy Eyes
  • 4 T sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms

Instructions

  1.  Prepare a flat surface with wax paper. In separate bowls, melt each of the colors according to package directions. For instance, for me this meant melting in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until completely melted.
  2. Beginning with one color of chocolate, spread all but a couple of tablespoons over the wax paper in a thin layer, making about a 9 x 13 inch rectangle. Repeat this process with all colors until all three layers have been spread and layered on each other.
  3. Using the remaining tablespoons of each chocolate, spoon lines of the chocolate on the bark. Using a toothpick or skewer, drag the dollops through the top layer to make a marbled design.
  4. Top the bark with sprinkles, candy eyes, and candy pieces. Let set until completely hardened then cut into pieces with knife.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g

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Holding a piece of spooky Halloween bark

Don’t you love seeing those layers of colors after you cut into it? This recipe would be perfect to package up and give to friends as a spooky Halloween treat.

Plus, I’m already thinking of the ways I can alter the toppings to make bark for the next big holidays! So much fun!

Stack of Halloween candy bark pieces

What toppings would you put on your spooky Halloween bark? I’d love to hear your ideas! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls!

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