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Two Peas and Their Pod: Halloween Chocolate Candy Bark

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Chocolate Candy Bark

We have been busy with our basement remodel project so we really haven't thought about Halloween this year. I don't even know if we will dress up. Josh wanted to be an Orka whale, but he couldn't find a costume. Darn:) He is known for his crazy costumes, so I am sure he will come up with something. We do have pumpkins and I made Halloween Chocolate Candy Bark over the weekend.

My neighborhood friend, Anna, came over on Saturday and helped me with the chocolate bark. We used a recipe from A Field Guide to Candy, by Anita Chu. I've been a huge fan of Anita's blog, Dessert First, for years. I was finally able to meet her at the Blogher conference and she is just as sweet as her desserts:) I just love her. I was so excited to try a recipe from her new candy book.

The bark was really easy to make. We used white chocolate as the base and added in crushed Oreos, Butterfinger pieces, and M & M's. We drizzled the Butterfinger section with milk chocolate too.

Once the bark hardened up, we broke it into chunks. I loved how fun and festive it looked. If you are looking for an easy treat for Halloween, give this bark a try. The monsters and gobblins will love it:)

Don't forget to check out Anita's book, A Field Guide to Candy. There are over 100 candy recipes that will surely send you into sugar heaven. I can't wait to try them all!

Halloween Chocolate Candy Bark
Adapted from A Field Guide to Candy by Anita Chu

14 ounces white chocolate
Crushed up Oreos
Crushed up Butterfinger Bars
Mini M & M's
Milk Chocolate-for drizzling

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the white chocolate in a metal bowl. Put the metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the chocolate frequently with a rubber spatula. When the chocolate is smooth and fully melted, remove the bowl from the heat. Wipe off the bowl if there is any condensation.
3. Let the white chocolate cool for a minute or two. Stir to make sure it doesn't harden. Pour the chocolate onto the baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread it with a spatula until it is about 3/8 inch thick.
4. Sprinkle Oreos, Butterfinger pieces, M & M's over the white chocolate. I did this in sections.
5. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the Butterfinger portion.
6. Let the chocolate cool and harden. I put the pan in the refrigerator. It was ready in about 30-45 minutes.
7. Once the chocolate is set and hard, break bark into pieces.

If you like my Halloween Bark, you might also like:
Vanilla Bean Chocolates from Dessert First
Tootsie Roll Fudge from Food Blogga
Candy Corn Cookies from The Cooking Photographer
Peanut Butter Cups from Vanilla Sugar
Pumpkin Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod

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Anonymous Jj said...

This looks super good, thanks for a great share! Nice pics, too. : )

4:22 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Are we going to get to see finished pictures of the basement? I'd love to see the results of all your amazingly hard work (and Josh's!). The bark looks just incredible. What a fun treat to make with a friend. Sounds like you had a really nice weekend- good eats, great exercise, and time with friends and the husband! My idea of perfection ;)

Random question- Josh and I are looking to potentially take a healthy vacation in the US (resort with great fitness options like hiking outside)- do you know any places like this near you guys?

4:51 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Awesome weekend and SCRUMPTIOUSLY festive bark!

4:52 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

P.S. - I hope to see photos of the renovation ;)

5:00 AM  
Blogger kat said...

That does look really festive!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What a great weekend!!

This bark looks and sounds SOOOO good!!! Ill make for Halloween this weekend!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

This bark is so cute!!! I love how the decorations!

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

This is so creative! I love the idea and it also looks so yummy.

5:50 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Looks wonderful! I did a version of this last year- so sweet and yummy!

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

So pretty and colorful! And heaven for the sweet toothers out there, too. :)

6:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Love it! Never thought to make bark for Halloween but what a great idea! So fun!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Addicting stuff and festive!

6:53 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun treat to make with your new friend!

6:56 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

wow! you know I love a good kicked up bark. this is really good looking, and it really looks like a work of art, you know?
thanks for the nod my dear.

7:34 AM  
Blogger grace said...

obviously, the possibilities here are endless. other than the oreos, i’m all about your blend of goodies. :)

7:36 AM  
Blogger ErinsFoodFiles said...

This looks SO festive and delicious! Wow!

7:48 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Totally decadent! I know John would love this stuff! (although I'd have to tell him it wasn't too bad for him haha)

7:53 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

looks delicious!! I would have taken it all off your hand :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger tspegar said...

how fun! i love the halloween look! it sounds like a total sugar high and is so festive!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

OH!!! Those look perfect. I will make some this week for sure. What a fun treat. Halloween is sooooo my favorite!!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Kymmie's Cakes said...

So cute and easy!!! Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen!!!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

It looks so festive. That with some pumpkins is all you need for Halloween! :)
I remember that shot! I think I took the pic. :)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

YAY! these look great + super easy!

9:36 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Oh wow, I would have to stay far away from the bark otherwise there would be none to share. My willpower would go straight out the window! Fantastic recipe!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is simply gorgeous I love it, I will have to put it on my list of things to make for Halloween!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

This bark looks so colourful and inviting. How nice meeting blogger friends Pity I m so far away .

This is my new blog link

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never made bark. It looks so festive!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this!!!! I can't wait to try it with Peyton. She will love helping!!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

That looks fabulous! ...drool...

10:51 AM  
Blogger Aimée said...

Oh, I want that cookbook! How cool that you got to meet Anita..

11:42 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Yes! This is perfect. I need to take some Halloween treats to a friend, but don't have a lot of time. This looks so festive and sounds delish. I've made bark before, but never for Halloween. Yum.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Gorgeous! I want a piece right now. :-)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

hehe, that looks like the perfect holiday treat!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a fun Halloween treat, looks so good!

2:37 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

wow, great idea! They look very festive.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

mm. i love making bark! this looks so yummy!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Oh that's so fun! You could add any candy or colors and change it up for the holidays! I'll make this when I'm craving something super sweet.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yum. I've never made chocolate bark but think it looks fun and tasty. My kids would love doing this with me. Bookmarked!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

So festive!

5:13 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

What a fun Halloween confection!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said... it!!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

Maria thanks for introducing me to a yummy new blog and Anita's book looks fantastic too. This bark IS perfect for a Halloween treat and we have a potluck to go to that day! Thanks!~

6:39 PM  
Blogger Alison Can Read said...

I just found your blog. I can't wait to read more. I need to find more SLC bloggers. My husband is from there and I imagine we'll end up moving there in a few years.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

How wonderful and perfectly seasonal this looks. How wonderful that you were able to meet and talk with Anita. The bark sounds delicious.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Perfect for Halloween!

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like the conference was a blast!!!! The Bark looks, fab, fab, fabulous.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

That looks totally fantastic! Maybe I can convince my boys to give up some of their Halloween loot (yes, they have already been trick or treating at the zoo) so I can make this.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

The bark looks delicious and Butterfingers are my weakness. Such a good idea and I love the colors of Halloween!

4:16 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Wow this looks so delicious and festive.

4:27 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh how yummy! i want to dig into this!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

Such a delicious candy! Love the butterfingers!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Super cute and easy recipe I love it!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

How cool is that?? Love it Maria!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Maris said...

This is an amazing idea! I'm going to make this for a Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday night. Yum!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Emily Rose said...

this looks so good! I think I'm going to hold off and make this for an afer-Halloween treat with the candy my girls collect! Thanks for the great idea!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Angie said...

This looks so delicious, I love the pretty pictures too! What a perfect treat to give out to coworkers, family, and friends.

1:03 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...


2:54 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

I make something similar and the kids enjoy it. Yours is kicked up several notches so I'm thinking they'd like it even more!

4:30 PM  
Anonymous billy@ATFT said...

hey that looks delicious!!! wondering i can incorporate this recipe into a brownie. yummo! :P

1:11 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm finally catching up, Maria! This looks so sweet and tasty. Perfect for Halloween. I'll have to remember it for next year. It would be great at a party.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I've never thought to do this for other holidays than Christmas - what a great idea!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ooooh, Halloween bark appeals to me so much more than the usual Christmas bark I see. Wish I'd thought to make something like this!

2:28 PM  

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