Post by Michelle of Avery and Augustine
If you’re looking for something to do with your leftover Halloween candy, making Halloween candy bark could not be easier. It was our first time making it this year, and we used posts on Just a Taste and Food Network as references. Here’s how to make Halloween Candy Bark:
- Break up two bags of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Snack Size Bars (or whatever leftover chocolate you have on hand) into squares, combine them with squares of bittersweet and dark chocolate (about a 1:1 ratio) and place into a bowl. We did this in order to reduce the sweetness of the chocolate.
- Microwave the bowl of chocolate chunks for one minute, stir and then microwave again for 30 seconds. Stir until all the chocolate is melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let the melted chocolate sit on the sheet for a few minutes and then gently place various candy of your choice all over (we used candy corn, MnMs, Nerds, pretzel sticks and spooky sprinkles).
- Put the bark in the refrigerator to harden for approximately 30-45 minutes before breaking it up using a knife or your hands.
We stashed each piece in treat bags (putting each piece first into a plastic bag so it the bark wouldn’t grease up the paper bag). These would be great as favors for Halloween classroom parties or pass out to friends. Variations of candy bark include adding cornflakes, crispy rice cereal or small chunks of your favorite cookie to the melted chocolate before pouring it onto the baking sheet.
If you still haven’t decided on kids costumes for Halloween this year, do check out the beautifully designed collection available at The Land of Nod (10/19 is the last day to guarantee delivery by Halloween!). What I love about them is that they’re well-constructed and are unique designs that you can’t find anywhere else. And they last well after Halloween is over and are terrific additions to your kids’ dress-up collection!
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.