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Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy BarkHappy day after Halloween!  Are you recovering well from candy overdose or are you (like me) still indulging in all its sweetness?  :)  I bookmarked this recipe a few weeks ago to share with you today, so that you can make use of your leftover Halloween candy in a more creative way than just shamelessly scarfing it down.  When I saw it appear again on Annie’s Eats, I decided to go with her version as she never lets me down.

Halloween Candy BarkThis candy bark is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.  I used pretzel M&M’s instead of peanut M&M’s since peanuts were already an ingredient, and it worked perfectly!  You can substitute any candy you have on hand, which is why this recipe is great for a day like today.

Halloween Candy BarkYou might think it’s a bit of an overload, but trust me on this one, the combination can’t be beat. Just make sure you balance out the sweet and salty if you mix up the candy, and also keep the chocolate base bittersweet instead of semi-sweet.  I think you’ll really enjoy this!

Chickfila HalloweenOne last message from my sweet little Chick-fil-a Cow… Happy Halloween!

Halloween Candy Bark

Printable Recipe

1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 Butterfinger candy bars (or 8 fun size bars), roughly chopped
3 toffee candy bars (or 6 fun size bars), roughly chopped
8 Reese’s cups, cut into wedges
¼ cup honey roasted peanuts
3 oz. green and orange pretzel M&Ms, coarsely chopped
3 oz. good quality white chocolate, finely chopped

Line a medium sized baking sheet (about 12- x 10-inch) with foil.  In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, heat the bittersweet chocolate until completely melted and smooth.  Pour over the foiled pan and use a spatula to spread into a thin layer.

Scatter the candy bars, peanuts, M&Ms over the layer of melted chocolate.  Gently press the candy to adhere to the chocolate.  Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Clean the heatproof bowl to use for the white chocolate.  Once the bittersweet chocolate and candy layer is chilled, melt the white chocolate in the heatproof bowl over simmering water.  Use a spatula or fork to drizzle over the candy bark and chill again for another 30 minutes.

Peel away the foil and break candy bark into large pieces.  Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.

Source:  Annie’s Eats, originally Bon Appetit, October 2010

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Comments

  1. that is the perfect selection of candy for your chocolate bark!

  2. That’s the cutest Halloween costume I’ve seen this year!

  3. What a way to get rid of candy…by making more lol. Your kids must love that! And that is one adorable cow.

  4. What a great way to use up some Halloween candy! I am definitely going to make this this week.
    And that costume is SO cute!

  5. Glad you enjoyed this. Good call on the pretzel M&Ms! I had a bag of those in the pantry but bought the peanut ones anyway. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll find something to do with all this candy!

  6. that is the cutest comstume i’ve seen this year! adorable and hilarious!

  7. AW, he’s such a cutie!

    This is the second time today that I’ve seen this bark. I need to scrounge up some chocolate candy.
    ~ingrid

  8. Do you know what is the only thing better than candy?

    Candy MADE WITH CANDY!!!

    Love this, looks perfect :)

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