It's Halloween! The night when spirits roam the earth. And when little ghosts and goblins go trick or treating. This is a recipe you might try with some of the candy your children collect!
The choice of toppings is up to you--most Halloween barks have candy corn on them, but personally, I am not a fan. They are too sweet and we don't need to have a bag of those hanging around the house!
I think something salty helps temper the sweetness of the chocolate and the candy so I added peanuts and pretzels.
There are tons of variations on Halloween bark, but this was one of the easiest methods I found.
18 ounces of chocolate morsels or chips
Toppings of your choice. Some ideas:
Pretzels (I used these)
Peanuts (I used these)
M & Ms (I used these)
Chopped up Oreo cookies
Other candy bars chopped into small pieces.
The directions call for preheating your oven to 150 degrees. Lo and behold, mine does not go any lower than 170 degrees. It worked just fine!
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. No size was specified in the recipes I found so I used a standard cookie sheet.
Spread chocolate morsels evenly over the baking sheet. Place in oven.
Prepare and/or chop your ingredients.
Bake until chocolate chips are beginning to melt. Remove from oven and spread evenly.
Quickly top melted chocolate with candies/goodies of your choice. Press candy into the chocolate. (I found using a spatula made a mess and ended up pressing everything down with my fingertips.)
Place in freezer for super quick hardening for impatient trick or treaters (or husbands) or put in refrigerator until chocolate hardens and is set. Break into pieces (size of pieces is up to you) and add creepy fake spiders for a true Halloween effect!
I hope you enjoy a fun and safe Halloween! For more about me and my books (Berried Secrets out now), visit my web site or Facebook page.