Halloween Candy Bark
Wondering what to do with leftover Halloween candy? Make Halloween candy bark! This treat that takes minutes to make and is a great snack to share with friends. 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! You can make large batches and gift them to friends and family too.
- Chocolate: Milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate or dark chocolate work well for this recipe.
- Candies: Be creative here! Use whatever candy you prefer. I went for a peanut butter chocolate theme, but you can add other candies or even snacks like pretzels or graham crackers.
- Sprinkles: Opt for orange, green and purple (Halloween colors) and candy eyes for a spooky touch.
- For a peanut butter chocolate theme, add Reese’s mini cups, Reese’s Pieces, KitKats, chopped nuts and Snickers.
- For a salty sweet approach, add pretzel bits, chopped nuts, popcorn or potato chips, and peanut M&M’s.
- For a super sweet candy bark, add candy corn, mini marshmallows, gummy worms, chopped Oreos and sprinkles.
How to make Halloween candy bark
- Melt the 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: 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.
When it comes to 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before breaking it into pieces and storing in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months.
White chocolate is harder to melt because it has a lower burning point. If you are comfortable with melting white chocolate, then go for it! Otherwise, try almond bark or white chocolate candy melts.
Either use a sharp knife to cut the bark or use your hands to break off a piece. Remember, the pieces will be irregular shapes.
Yes, it is easy to double and even triple this recipe for large batches.
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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.