Halloween Bark | Sweet Caramel Sunday
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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!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: event, halloween, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate bark, halloween, halloween bark
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