Halloween Candy Bark
Use up your leftover candy with this fun Halloween candy bark!
Whether you want to make a fun festive treat for a Halloween party, or you have a bunch of leftover candy you want to get rid of, this Halloween candy bark is perfect. It’s a cinch to put together— just chopped up candy bars and other candy scattered on melted chocolate with a simple white chocolate drizzle on top.
And the best thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever chocolate candy you have! I used Reese’s peanut butter cups, Snickers, Kit Kats, M&Ms, and Whoppers, but feel free to change it up with whatever candy you happen to have on hand.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Bittersweet chocolate
- White chocolate
- Honey roasted peanuts
- Chopped candy bars such as Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kit Kat, Snickers, etc
- M&Ms or Reese’s pieces
- Candy corn
How to Melt Chocolate
While this is one of the easiest recipes to make, I don’t want you to scorch and ruin your chocolate! That would be very sad. Here’s how to melt chocolate properly:
On the stove— Add chocolate to a bowl and set it over a small saucepan filled with an inch or so of water (you can also use a double boiler). Set over medium low heat and stir chocolate as it melts. Remove it from heat when almost all of the chocolate is melted. Stir until it’s completely melted and smooth.
In the microwave— Add chocolate to a microwavable bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each. You should only need to heat chocolate for about 90 seconds total. When almost all of the chocolate is melted, don’t microwave it anymore, instead keep stirring until it’s completely melted and smooth.
Removing chocolate when it’s almost melted but a few lumps remain keeps the chocolate from getting to hot and scorching. Scorched chocolate siezes up and thickens, and unfortunately it cannot be reversed.
How to Assemble Halloween Candy Bark
- Prepare toppings. Decide which toppings you’d like to use and chop up candy bars as needed.
- Melt white and dark chocolate. Melt chocolates separately in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring often and heating until a few small pieces of chocolate remain. Keep stirring until chocolate is completely smooth.
- Make chocolate base. Spread dark chocolate into a thin layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Add toppings and drizzle. Add chopped candy bars, candies, and peanuts. Drizzle with melted white chocolate.
- Cool completely. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
- Break into pieces. Use a knife or your hands to break candy bark into pieces. Store at room temperature.
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This recipe was originally published October 2012.
Halloween Candy Bark
- 1 lb bittersweet chocolate , chopped or use chocolate chips
- 6-9 fun sized candy bars , roughly chopped
- ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts
- ¼ cup candy corn
- ¼ cup M&Ms or Reese's Pieces
- 3 ounces quality white chocolate , chopped or use chips
- Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water., or in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from heat and pour chocolate into a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Spread chocolate to about ¼ inch thick, it should be about 8x12 inches.
- Scatter the candy bar pieces, peanuts, M&Ms/Reese's Pieces, and candy corn over melted chocolate, making sure each piece is touching the chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate the same way you melted the bittersweet chocolate. Drizzle it on the top of the candy bark.
- Let cool in the fridge for 1 hour. Cut or break into irregular pieces. Store in a cool place, or the fridge for several weeks, if it will last that long.