Oct
16
2013

Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

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Halloween Bark

There’s nothing better than kicking off the holiday season with some candy-coated cookies and candy, right? Just a way to warm up the sweet tooth for all of the decadence that will be coming our way! I know- it IS kind of crazy to gear up for a candy-filled holiday by making even more treats involving candy…. but for our family who has missed out on Halloween the past two years due to Mother Nature (I’m looking at you Hurricane Sandy and massive snowstorm in 2011!), we’re not taking any chances. Better to sugar-up now… just in case we have to miss the entire event once again!

So sad that this awesome costume was never even worn to our neighbors’ homes on Halloween Night:

Halloween Angry Birds Costume Momof6 Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Or this one…

Halloween Vending Machine Costume Momof6 Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)Halloween Bark!

This recipe is so incredibly simple- it is almost not even a recipe- but just a gathering together of deliciousness. And you can easily whip up a batch and divvy it up into serving bags for school parties, or a scout meeting, or just to eat while hiding under the covers watching the latest episode of “Homeland” (no judging!)

1 package of Oreos (if you can find the Halloween ones with the orange filling- even better!)
1 package of Brach’s Candy Corn
1 24-oz package of white chocolate morsels
Halloween Bark crush the Oreos Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Place the Oreos into a gallon-sized ziplock bag, and using a rolling pin, crush up those babies into small chunks. You don’t want them to be smashed into crumbs- you are really striving for small chunks here. Pour the Oreos into a large mixing bowl and add your package of candy corn. Stir it up. Resist the urge to steal bites just to make sure the “everything is fresh”.

Halloween Mix white chocolate Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Next you want to melt your white chocolate morsels. The easiest way to is to pour them into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat them on high for 1 1/2 minutes.

Halloween Mix white choc after 1 12 min Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Now when they come out, they’ll look like you haven’t even warmed them up. Ignore the way it looks- and give it a good stir.

Halloween Mix white choc after 1st stir Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

And soon it will look like this- return the bowl to the microwave and heat for another 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Halloween Mix white choc after 2nd stir Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Again- it won’t look all melty until you start to stir. Just keep stirring until the chocolate melts and is smooth. Resist the temptation to dip in your finger. (Or try to, anyway).

Halloween Bark spread out Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)Pour the mixture onto a rimmed cookie sheet that has been covered in non-stick foil. Allow the bark to set up in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Then break into bite-sized pieces. They will resemble weird looking moon-rocks. Call it “Monster Mash”. And if the kids think it still looks too strange to eat- then pat yourself on the back… your evil plan worked and you can enjoy the whole batch to yourself!

Halloween Bark final Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

Just in case you do decide to share…. here is a cute printable tag for you to include on the package….

Halloween Bark Tag Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

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Okay- I would love to hear what everyone in your family is going to be for Halloween this year? Please leave a comment and share!

Sharons Signture Halloween Bark (With Free Printable Tag!)

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1 Barb @ A Life in Balance
Twitter: BarbHoyer
October 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

You had me at the mention of bark, my absolute favorite candy recipe. Wow! I never thought of using a rolling pin; I used a cast iron pan which poked holes in the bag. A rolling pin is so much better.

I love the costumes! I have to show those to my kids.
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2 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
October 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

Thanks Barb! I actually use the rolling pin to smash most things- cracker crumbs for a mac & cheese topping, etc. It still leaves tiny holes, but as long as you don’t move it around too much and then dump it into the bowl- it doesn’t make a mess!

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3 Amy October 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

That sounds awesome – you always have the best ideas – Thank you

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4 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
October 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

I’ve actually had to “hide it from myself” today… it’s SO good!

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