This Halloween chocolate bark recipe is simple, delicious, super easy to make, and most of all…fun! Send it to school with your kids, hand it out at work, or wrap it up as the perfect way to send off guests from a Halloween party.
What’s the best part about Halloween? No, not the costumes. And no, not the scares! Those are good guesses, but the best part about Halloween has to be the amazing treats you receive and make yourself. This candy bark recipe, with all its festive colors and flavors, is sure to be a particularly special hit!
Let’s back up, though…you might be wondering: what is chocolate bark? Basically, chunks of chocolate with other types of candy embedded inside. It’s supposed to have the texture of, well, tree bark – but it’s a lot more delicious, of course!
Around Christmas, you’ll probably see peppermint bark for sale, or you may end up getting some from a friend or coworker. Peppermint bark, generally, candy cane pieces inside white chocolate swirled with red food coloring. It’s probably the most popular kind of candy bark.
Which is why our Halloween candy bark is all the more special. White chocolate swirled with purple, orange, and other holiday colors and topped with creepy gummy eyeballs or skull candies – spooky! It sure gets us in the mood for October, so let’s get making this fun treat!
Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe: Ingredients & Utensils
- 1 lb white chocolate almond bark
- 1 bag each orange, lime green, and purple candy melts
- Halloween sprinkles: We use our Sweet Sprinkles Mix: Monster Mash
- Skull– and bone-shaped candy of your choice
- Eyeball-shaped candy of your choice
Utensils & Other Items
- A cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- 4 small bowls
- 1 large bowl
- A meat tenderizer (for breaking the bark, of course!)
- A pan
- A toothpick or skewer
How To Make Halloween Chocolate Bark
You’re going to love how easy this candy bark is to make! It’s honestly one of the quickest, most fun treats you can put together this fall.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In separate small bowls, add each color of candy melts.
- In a large bowl, add the white chocolate almond bark.
- Melt each color and the white chocolate separately in the microwave, starting at 30 seconds each and stirring after each 30-second heating. You could definitely use a double boiler at this stage if you’d rather as well.
- Stop heating each bowl when there are just a few small pieces of chocolate left. Stir to melt the chocolate completely.
- Working quickly, spread the white melts into a prepared pan and spread evenly. Work quick though! The melted chocolate will start to harden if you aren’t fast enough.
- Drizzle the colored chocolate onto the white chocolate and use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the colored chocolate.
- Immediately add the Monster Mash Sprinkle Mix.
- Add the skulls, bones, and eyeballs, pushing them down gently into the chocolate.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator to harden, or leave out at room temperature until the chocolate is completely hard.
- Break into pieces with your hands or a tenderizer – our favorite part! If you want a more defined shape, try cookie cutters or a sharp knife.
FAQs About Our Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe
This is a simple recipe since it’s just like regular candy bark! We do tend to get two questions about it, though:
Q: Can you use other color candy melts?
A: Absolutely! The colors themselves are not important for the recipe, only for the Halloween aesthetic. Get creative! If you want another Halloween color, you can use black as well. Red could even work as “blood.” Whatever suits your tastes and theme!
Q: Do you recommend any specific eyeball- or bone-shaped candy?
A: We used a variety of our Halloween candy sprinkles for a little more crunch than our other Halloween sprinkles. If you are looking for a less sweet taste then we definitely recommend something that offsets the sweetness and hardness of the rest of the bark! Something tangy or soft, like gummies or sour candy, would work well too.
Q: What other types of candy can we use for this candy bark recipe?
A: Now, this is a fun answer. You can walk down your local grocery store aisle and find an abundance of holiday candy any time of the year. If you have a hankering for regular old chocolate bark instead of this Halloween bark, then that’s an easy answer! You can add any flavor and any kind like Reese pieces, chocolate chips, dried fruit, or anything else you like. Have fun changing up the chocolate too. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even peanut butter changes the flavor so much!
Sure, it’s still very summer-like in many parts of the world, but it’s never too early to break out the jack-o-lanterns and witch hats…and it’s never too early to make this Halloween candy bark! It’s an excuse to snack on some candy corn while you make it, right? We can’t wait to see how you used our spooky sweet ideas for your very own Halloween candy bark recipe!
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