Spooky Halloween Bark Recipe

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This fun and spooky Halloween bark recipe is the perfect after school treat, Halloween party food, or movie night snack to make with your kids!

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Halloween bark is easy to bake for beginners, however you will need to be extra careful when melting the chocolate (if you have young kids helping out).

The most fun part of the recipe is definitely adding the sprinkles, and getting to break the frozen bark into bite size spooky pieces at the end.

This fun treat is also a great way to use up leftover halloween candy! Simply break up your leftover halloween treats to add as toppings for the halloween bark, instead of using sprinkles.

Why You’ll Love this Festive Halloween Bark Recipe

  • Grab your Halloween movie night bucket list, and a few simple ingredients, and you have the perfect family night activity that you can also eat!
  • You can easily modify this recipe for any holiday! In fact, check out this 4th of July S’mores bark, and our festive Reindeer bark here.
  • Simply experiment with different food coloring and a variety of holiday sprinkles to come up with your favorite recipe combinations.
  • You’ll love creating this Halloween bark recipe with your kids! Tried it? Let me know how it went in the comments below.

Let’s get started!

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Equipment needed to make Easy Halloween Bark

Ingredients to make Halloween Bark

  • 10 ounces Orange Candy Melts (melted chocolate)
  • 2 ounces Black Candy Melts
  • Large Candy Eyeballs
  • Small Candy Balls
  • Halloween Sprinkles of choice
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How to Make a Spooky Halloween Candy Bark Recipe

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Step 1: Melt black candy melts according to package instructions. Add to a piping bag or zip lock bag

Step 2: Melt orange candy melts and 1 tsp of paramount crystals or coconut oil to a bowl. Melt according to package instructions (either in microwave, or using a double boiler)

Step 3: Once smooth, pour out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Smooth out to 1/8″ thickness

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Step 4: Snip the tip of your piping bag (or ziplock bag). Starting in the center make a dot. Without releasing pressure create a circle around the dot but continue to go around and around until you run out of space.

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Step 5: Using a toothpick or skewer, start at the center dot and drag the tip away from the center. Move over just a little and drag the tip towards the cent dot. Complete this pattern all the way around the bark.

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Step 6: Add large eyes first, then the smaller eyes, and fill in the rest with Halloween Sprinkles.

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Step 7: Chill in the fridge for 15-20 mins.

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Step 8: Break apart and enjoy!

Baking Tips and Tricks

Do not overheat your candy melts. This will make them seize up and become unusable.

To avoid this, melt in short bursts, 10-15 second increments, stirring in between each burst until completely melted.

Use a double boiler which is a glass bowl on top of a boiling pan of water which slowly melts the chocolate if you can!

If your candy melts do seize up, you can try adding a little bit of oil (1 tsp at a time) to the mixture and stirring.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different kind of chocolate?

Yes! You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate for this recipe.

Can I use a different kind of candy for the eyes?

Yes! You can use any kind of small candy for the candy eyes, or even leftover candy!

What if I don’t have candy melts?

You can also use chocolate chips, or use white almond bark and add food coloring in order to customize the color for any holiday!

What other kind of toppings can I add to my Halloween Bark Recipe?

This easy halloween dessert is customizable! Add fun toppings like candy corn, kit kats, reese’s pieces, graham crackers or any of your favorite chocolates! Broken up snickers bars and Halloween oreo pieces also add fun fall flavor to this spooky treat.

I don’t have a piping bag, can I use something else?

You can also use a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off.

What is the best way to store halloween bark?

This bark can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

I hope you love making this halloween chocolate bark for spooky season! Let me know if you make it like this, or decide to change it up and add your favorite Halloween candies!

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