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Halloween Bark

by Adrianne

Halloween Bark is for trick or treat candy this Halloween! If you are after cute halloween food, you will find it here!!

For easy halloween snacks, then you can’t go past melted chocolate with fun candy. This is an easy and fun idea that will appeal to all!!

Halloween Bark on white plate

The best thing is that this bark can be used for last minute halloween treats!! You can literally whip it up the same day!

Easy Halloween Snacks

If you want to make an easy recipe for Halloween then you need only combine 2 ingredients:

  1. chocolate
  2. candy

That is as simple as it is! You just need to think outside the box in terms of what candy to use and you are sorted! (Think snakes, lizards, frogs and you are on the right track). 

Sounds spoooooooooky doesn’t it. I can almost hear a ghostly voice whispering it out aloud, ‘Halloween Bark’. But if that were the case it would sound more like ‘Haaaaaaalloweeeeeeen Barrrrrrk’ with a cackle on the end for good measure!

The concept for this bark is a graveyard. They are such places of mystery and sinister happenings and as Halloween is all about ghosts, witches and eyeballs, I thought we would go down that path.

You will LOVE this recipe if you have a party or event on Halloween and you want something that fits the bill but you want fast and easy halloween treats. 

What is Halloween Bark?

If you haven’t heard of chocolate bark, you are missing out! It is the fun concept where you melt chocolate, put lots of delicious ingredients onto it and let it set. Halloween Bark puts a themed spin on that concept, by adding various candy creatures to our bark.

The best thing about this easy halloween food is that you will actually have a good time making it.

If you want to, you can put it into little candy bags once you have broken it into pieces, then it will be the perfect trick or treat food.

To achieve the spook effect we need for halloween, we need to add candy that is reminiscent of a shudder when you think about it.  I am not a huge fan of toads and they definitely give me the shudders!

For fast and easy halloween treats have a little fun and let creative juices flow.

Hallween Bark process shot

How to make Halloween Bark?

Making Halloween Bark is easy!

Here is how to make it:

  • Get candy ready in small bowls
  • Use edible glue to make candy eyes stick to caramels
  • Melt chocolate (can use microwave) 
  • Top melted chocolate with candy
  • Set in the fridge

To keep with the month of October and Halloween theme, select candy that has a creature or scary (snakes, frogs, lizard) feeling about them.

Halloween Bark questions answered

About the recipe:

  • The caramels are headstones to show that ghosts live in the graveyard
  • Halloween colours are usually specifically orange, black and white. But it was going to literally kill me to hold all of my colours in so I decided that the nerds are the flowers you see on headstones!
  • In saying that I was thinking of the Halloween colours and I found the black smarties at the shops yesterday and was happy to include them if I still had my chance to have other colours.
  • Got to have some ole grass in the graveyard me thinks, hence the green swirl of chocolate

Your quick questions answered:

  1. You can use white, milk or dark chocolate
  2. Edible glue is in the cooking aisle at the supermarket
  3. Go for fun, spooky candy! 
  4. This will last in the fridge for at least a week, but it doesn’t freeze well
  5. This is an EASY halloween food recipe

 

Halloween Bark process shot 03

I am sure you will have just as much fun as I did making this cheap halloween party food! 

Halloween Bark process shot 04

Chocolate Bark Recipes

If you are new to making chocolate bark, then here are a couple of my other bark recipes on the blog:

It is super easy to make and it is fun too! There is literally no limit other than your imagination in terms of what you come up with!

Normally I would try and make a healthier ‘super food’ type version, such as:

For Halloween though, we all know, it is good to have some lollies or candy as they say in the US of A for all of the kiddies that come a knocking!!

Halloween Bark set in one full sheet

How to serve Halloween Bark

Once the Halloween Bark has set in the fridge, it can be removed and broken into pieces. You can have various sizes as some kids or adults will want a small piece and some will want a big portion.

There are no rules to this, take the slab, start breaking it up and with the pieces.

If you like you can also separate it out into candy bags so that it is wrap and ready for trick or treat!

Halloween Bark 15 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

Cute Halloween food from friends

There are so many ideas cute halloween treats that you can come up with. Whether creatures, monsters, ghosts or spooks are your thing. The following fast and easy halloween treats from my blogger friends are sure to inspire you!

Kylie over at Kidgredients, has some kid approved recipes that win the hearts of big kids too! Have a look at her creative genius in full effect in this recipe:

Claire over at Sprinkles and Sprouts has come up with some very imaginative Halloween ideas. You should definitely have a look at these 2 recipes to get your brains flowing:

If you make this recipe and want to upload a photo (I would love to see) you can do that via the pin on my recipes board >> Sweet Caramel Sunday Recipes board  >> Pinterest

Halloween Bark | Sweet Caramel Sunday

Halloween Bark (Graveyard)

Halloween Bark is for trick or treat candy this Halloween! If you are after cute halloween food, you will find it here!!
For easy halloween snacks, then you can't go past melted chocolate with fun candy. This is an easy and fun idea that will appeal to all!!
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Course: event, halloween, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate bark, halloween, halloween bark
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

Halloween Bark (Graveyard)

  • 375 g white chocolate melts
  • 1/3 cup black smarties
  • 1/4 cup red frogs
  • 1/3 cup nerds
  • 2-3 drops green food colour
  • 12 jersey caramels
  • 24 edible eyes
  • 1 tube edible food glue
  • 1-2 drops vegetable oil
  • 1-2 drops green food dye

Instructions

Halloween Bark (Graveyard)

  • Place the jersey caramels onto a plate. Place 2 drops of edible glue on one at at time and stick the candy eyes on. Repeat till they are all done.  Set aside to dry
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper 
  • Fill a medium sized saucepan with water and place on the stove. Add chocolate melts to a heat proof bowl that sits over sauce pan
  • Stir the melts with a metal spoon as they melt. Use an oven proof mit (bowl will be hot) to remove from heat just before the last few bits melt. Keep stiring then move to your bench when the candy is set up
  • Have vegetable oil and food colouring in a heatproof glass ready to go. When chocolate is fully melted pour a little bit into the glass and stir to turn chocolate green 
  • Pour white chocolate into baking tray and use back of spoon to smooth out 
  • Drop the green chocolate into the white chocolate and use a skewer to spread in all directions 
  • Add your headstones one by one
  • Add smarties around the outside for the pebbles 
  • Add nerds for flowers 
  • Finish with red frogs 
  • Place in fridge to set 
  • Break into pieces when set

Notes

  • I am honestly not sure if smarties are called the same thing in America. In Australia the little chocolate buttons covered with a sugary coating are called 'Smarties'. Not that it is very smart to eat too many of them (ie high sugar), maybe they should have been called 'dummies' instead haha. (I hope no one takes offense to this joke?)
  • The thing with working with melted chocolate is that you have to do so quickly. In no time at all the chocolate will set but for this recipe you want to play with it a little 1st. So prep time is important. Before you start, have everything ready to go. I mean EVERYTHING. Get your lollies (candy) ready, get your skewer ready, your mixing spoon, your camera (if you are a food blogger or instagram nut). Be prepared. 
  • You can melt chocolate in the microwave, but I have already done 2 yoga classes today and my microwave is down low, their ain't too much more up and down a gal can do when she is braless and feeling like already having ticked the exercise box for today. The other thing about microwave cooking of chocolate, is that you have to constantly, heat, open door, stir and repeat and I think it is a bit more therapeutic to watch the chocolate melting on the stove. Plus it doesn't actually take longer. I am all for microwave cooking if you can press a few buttons and then walk away but chocolate in the microwave is not such cooking. 
  • You can use licorice all sorts if you don't like jersey caramels  
  • As you will see if you look closely at the photos, my eyeballs slid down the gravestones a bit. Dang it! I should have let them set (on a plate in the fridge for a bit longer after doing them) But I was so darn excited to make my graveyard! 

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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This recipe was published on October 7th 2018, it was updated July 22th 2019.

Halloween Food ideas

There are so many ideas and fun things that you can come up with for Halloween! It is a great occasion as creativity and invention are key.

A funny saying I heard recently goes like this ,‘It’s the early bird that catches the worm, but it is the 2nd mouse that gets the cheese!’.

Hope you have a great party if you are going to have one, keep in mind creepy halloween food ideas are the most spooky!

Adrianne x

P.S Tonka is SO spoilt. He literally has me wrapped around his little paw. The number of times, I have had to get up and open the door so he can go in, out, in, out, whilst I have been writing this post is unbelievable. Who needs leg day when you’ve got a cat.

P.P.S Last one, I promise…..if you ever get the chance to visit Sunny Queensland, it is well worth your time to head to Springbrook National Park, where these AMAZING falls are. The water literally goes over your head – so fresh!  Oh…..there are leeches by the way…..it’s seriously SPOOKY!

 

Springbrook National Park | Sweet Caramel Sunday

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Kylie Archer October 7, 2018 - 9:49 pm

5 stars
This is so cute! I love it!! The little monsters sticking up out of the bark are adorable!

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Adrianne October 8, 2018 - 2:57 am

Thanks Kylie! So nice to have you stop by my blog 🙂

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Matthew October 8, 2018 - 3:01 am

5 stars
I absolutely love this!

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Adrianne October 8, 2018 - 3:03 am

Thanks Matthew! Appreciate your feedback. Hope your blog is going well.

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Sylvie October 8, 2018 - 3:12 am

Such an adorable Halloween Treat Adrianne! I’m sure it would be a super fun one to make with kids too 🙂

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Adrianne October 8, 2018 - 3:28 am

Thanks Sylvie for checking out the recipe! Hope your week is off to a good start.

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mimi rippee October 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm

I’ve never heard of most of these candies. But what fun! Maybe when my grand kids get older. If I made this now i’d have to eat it all!

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Adrianne October 10, 2018 - 7:04 pm

Haha Mimi! So true. Whenever I have sweets in the fridge I think twice about eating them.

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