Halloween Candy Bark recipe is an easy Halloween dessert that doesn't require any decorating skills. Also a great way to use leftover Halloween candy.
Confession time: we don't go all out for Halloween. My kids dress up, we make a few treats, and we go to trunk-or-treat or go trick-or-treating. We keep things pretty simple but festive - like this Halloween Candy Bark.
Halloween bark is a great way to make an easy Halloween dessert without having to do a lot of decorating. Just buy some Halloween-themed candy, and you're set!
It's also quick and easy to make. It only takes a few minutes of hands-on time, and then it can chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve it.
What is Candy Bark?
Bark or candy bark is a thin layer of chocolate with other candy, fruit, or nuts on top of it.
How To Make Halloween Candy Bark
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Spread the melted chocolate chips in the prepared baking pan. You can use either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to line the pan. If you don't line the pan, it can be difficult to get the bark out.
Sprinkle pretzel pieces and add chocolate candies. I have used chopped Snickers bars, Reese's peanut butter cups, ghosts, or pumpkins, and Hershey's tombstone mini chocolate bars.
Melt the white chocolate almond bark in the microwave or in a double boiler. Drizzle the white chocolate over the candy.
Sprinkle the Reese's pieces or M&Ms over the top. I gently press the M&Ms in to secure them.
Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, or until set. At this point, you can leave it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Break into irregular pieces to serve.
Tips For Making Halloween Candy Bark
One of the great things about this recipe is how flexible it is.
- I use semisweet chocolate chips for the base, but you could use bittersweet if you would like more of a dark chocolate flavor to the bark.
- You can use pretty much any combination of chocolaty candies that you'd like to use. I went with a peanut/peanut butter theme, but, really, whatever works.
- Look for Halloween-themed candies like Hershey's tombstone chocolate bars and Reese's pumpkins and ghosts to add Halloween fun to the bark.
- Don't be afraid of the pretzels. They add a nice crunch, and the little bit of salt helps to break up all of the sweetness.
- You could also use peanuts or any other chopped nut if you prefer.
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Halloween Candy Bark
- 1 pound semisweet chocolate chips (about 2-⅔ c.)
- 1 ½ cups pretzel pieces
- 1 cup chopped Snickers bars
- 1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis
- 2 ounces white chocolate almond bark
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces or M&Ms1
- Line a 15x11-inch rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips.
- Spread melted chocolate in the bottom of the prepared cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle pretzels, Snickers, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis over the chocolate
- Melt white chocolate almond bark using a double boiler.
- Drizzle melted white chocolate over the candy and pretzels.
- Sprinkle Reese's Pieces or M&Ms over white chocolate.
- Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, or until set.
- Break into irregular pieces, and enjoy!
- The White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms and Ghoul's Mix M&Ms have great Halloween colors
- Nutrition values are estimates.
Originally published 9/30/13. Updated with new photos and tips 10/2/19.