Halloween Candy Bark
Halloween candy bark is a great way to use leftover Halloween candy. This treat that takes minutes to make. Just sprinkle chopped candy over melted chocolate, chill and serve!
In a few short weeks Halloween will be upon us and there will be an abundance of candy. I got a jumpstart on the sugar high and made Halloween candy bark for the holiday! Any candy will do for this bark, but I chose some of the classics, like Kit Kats. I’m also a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter candies so I used Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces on my bark.
Why you should try this recipe: Bark is the perfect use for leftover Halloween candy. Simply melt chocolate and sprinkle whatever candy you please on top!
How to make Halloween candy bark
- Melt this chocolate: Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat chocolate on 50% power level for 1 minute and stop to stir. Continue melting chocolate on 50% power level, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.
- Assemble candy bark: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread melted chocolate into an even layer. Arrange candy bits over the melted chocolate.
- Chill bark for 45 minutes or until the chocolate is hard. Use a sharp knife to break the bark into pieces and enjoy.
Helpful tips for this recipe
When it comes to candy bark, I prefer bittersweet chocolate, but you can also use semisweet chocolate or even milk chocolate if you prefer. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the candy! Try Twix, M&M’s, pretzels, or chopped nuts on top. Halloween-themed candy like candy corn or Reese’s pumpkins are fun too. Can’t find candy eyes? I found them at Target, but you can also buy candy eyes online. Once the bark is made, store it in the fridge or freezer. The cold texture is satisfying to bite into and the candies add an extra crunch.
More recipes that use candy
If you have extra Reese’s Pieces, try my Reese’s Pieces peanut butter blondies. They are full of peanut butter deliciousness! I also love these peanut M&M cookies packed with crunchy texture. And if you love a good brownie, then try Reese’s brownies (One Little Project blog) made from scratch.
Halloween bark is a fun treat to make with kids or if you’re having a scary movie marathon! The Reese’s Pieces add a nice touch of fall color without me even trying. Eyes on the Halloween candy bark adds a spooky touch. It’s like little monsters peeking out from a mountain of chocolate candy! If you tried this recipe, tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen on social media or leave a review below.
Halloween Candy Bark
- 3 cups (525 g) Bitterweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 Kit Kats two regular bars (8 pieces), cut up
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (10 minis or 4 full size cups), cut up
- ¼ cup Reese’s Pieces
- Candy eyes
- 2 Tablespoons Halloween sprinkles
- Line a standard cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate for 1 minute on 50% power level. Stir and continue microwaving in 20 second intervals until completely melted.
- Pour melted chocolate on to prepared baking sheet. Spread with a spatula until about 1/4-inch thick. Top with Halloween candies and sprinkles.
- Chill in fridge for about 45 minutes, or until the chocolate is hard and candy is set. Break or cut bark into irregular shapes. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Inspired by Just a Taste and Cooking with Janica.