Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Candy Bark

I guess I'm in the spirit of Halloween now. My nephew and I decided to make some candy bark.

Or I decided to and he decided to munch on all the fixings, including the melty chocolate bowl.

Well, it came together pretty easily.

Here's what we used:

White chocolate chips
Milk chocolate chips
Vegetable oil (not pictured)
Halloween cookies (wanted the orange Oreos, but they were out at the store)
Candy corn
Candy corn M+Ms
Orange and black sprinkles

Lay some wax paper on a cookie sheet and have your helper sprinkle a little of each kind of candy, cookie, pretzel and sprinkle all over the wax paper.

Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave with a touch of oil (maybe 1-2 tsp) for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval, until melty.

Pour the chocolate on the candy mix on the wax paper. Then repeat with the white chocolate and drag a spoon around to sort of swirl it.

Pop the tray in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes for the chocolate to set.

Break up pieces with your hands and enjoy.

I personally found this to be too sweet, but we packaged most of it up to share with family and friends. Everyone else seemed to like it. I was probably burned out on all the sugar I ate while making these!

While the chocolate is setting, here is another fun pumpkin painting project to do.

We taped the face on one side by putting a rectangle for eyes, nose and mouth and then drawing what we wanted with a pen. Next I carefully cut the tape around our drawn design with my X-acto knife and peeled off the extra.

My 5 year old nephew wrote his and his newborn brother's name on the opposite side and I cut out the letter shapes with the tape.

Then we painted the pumpkin with acrylic paint and removed the tape.

This pumpkin project was inspired by Young House Love.


MrsFoxsSweets said...

Your candy bark looks delish! YUM!

Katie said...

Those cookie bars like so yummy! Following you back :)