This simple chocolate Halloween bark takes a simple treat to the next level with spooky pumpkins, candy corn, and glaring eyeballs- it’s sure to be a hit with your favorite ghosts and ghouls this holiday!
Does anyone else feel like every holiday that doesn’t come in the month of December gets the short end of the stick when it comes to treats and sharing them with friends? I mean, in December there are cooking exchange parties – actual parties dedicated to creating and sharing cookies with people you love. And while Halloween (obviously) has trick or treating, why don’t we celebrate with baking and making Halloween-themed goods?
Well, this year I decided I wanted to change that, which resulted in this super fun Spooky Pumpkin Halloween Bark. Dotted with spooky pumpkin faces, ghoulish, glaring eyes, and festive candy corn, it’s the perfect little treat to add to your boo-basket or Halloween treat rotation!
Spooky Pumpkin Halloween Bark
Melt about .5 cup of chocolate (I used Wiltons Dark Cocoa candy melts since they are the easiest to work with, but chips would work as well) as per the directions and pour into a plastic zip top bag. Cut a tiny hole in one order and twist the bag to get the majority of chocolate into one spot, putting pressure on the chocolate so that it come out of the cut hole in a thin line.
On the flat side of an orange candy melt, pipe little pumpkin faces. (I actually wanted to use pumpkin spice flavored melts, but they were all melted into a big blob at my local store! Big time bummer.) I found zig zag mouths to be the easiest, but try a bunch and see what works best for you. If you don’t want to make the mess of piping, feel free to use food markers like these to draw the faces on in black ink.
Allow to dry fully – this is actually a great thing to do ahead of time to cut down on the actual bark making time – I made mine a week ahead of time!
Melt 2.5 (about 1 whole bag of candy melts) of chocolate and spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet about .25-.5 inch thick depending on your preference. Scatter the ‘pumpkins’ evenly face up, adding a piece of a green candy to make a stem. Mini M&MS would work best, I believe, but I quartered normal green M&M’s. Next, add candy eyes (find them here) 2 at a time close to each other around the bark to create spooky glaring eyes. Finally, fill in any holes with a piece of candy corn.
Allow to cool completely. Tip: unless you’re tempering the chocolate, let the bark cool at the natural pace – don’t try to speed it up by tossing the bark into the fridge or it may get a waxy coating..
Break up or cut and share with all of your ghoulish friends!
So tell me – do you keep the holiday treats only to December? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Let me know in the comments!
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