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Pieces of dark and orange halloween bark with candy eyes on a metal plate with white paper.

Easy Halloween Bark

Super easy candy and perfect for celebrating, this Halloween bark has two types of chocolate, crushed chocolate wafers resembling graveyard dirt and candy eyes. It takes 10 minutes to put together and extra time to set, and that's it. A great holiday project to make with kids. 

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 25 pieces

Ingredients

  • 12 oz dark or milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3 oz melting white chocolate, chopped
  • Orange food coloring oil-based (dissolves in chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup crushed plain chocolate cookies or wafers
  • Candy eyes or other Halloween edible decoration

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper that will fit in your refrigerator.
  2. Melt both chocolates separately in different bowls. I use the microwave (10-second spurts mixing well between each). Or use a double boiler.
  3. Spread the dark chocolate on the paper with an offset spatula, knife, or the back of a spoon. Don't make it too thick, or it will be hard to break up. Between 1/8 and 1/4 inch is what you want. 
  4. Sprinkle the crushed wafers. 
  5. Mix the orange color with the melted white chocolate. Depending on your brand of coloring (mine was a powder, Dustcolor), you might need more or less to get the type of orange you want. Start small, with a pinch, mix well and add more if necessary. 
  6. Drizzle the orange chocolate across the dark rectangle, leaving streaks and not covering it completely. 
  7. Top with the candy eyes before it sets. 
  8. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes until completely hardened. Depending on the thickness of the orange-colored chocolate, it might take more time to solidify. 
  9. Separate the cold chocolate rectangle carefully from the paper.
  10. Break into pieces by hand and keep in tins with a tight lid or another airtight container. 

Notes

  • Organization: read the recipe first and ensure you have ingredients at the correct temperatures, equipment, and enough workspace. This will make the process so much easier!
  • Food coloring: make sure it's oil-based, or it will not dissolve in chocolate! I use powder color, but you can use gels.
  • Chocolate: I like to use melting chocolate, such as Mercken's melting chocolate wafers. Or use a chocolate bar that melts well. I use Callebaut 54% chocolate wafers. If you want a sweeter bark, use milk chocolate (like milk chocolate melting wafers).
  • White chocolate: melting chocolate wafers work well, or any white chocolate you already use that you know melts well. Mercken's coating melting wafers, Callebaut white chocolate wafers, or a white chocolate baking bar.
  • Decoration: Candy eyes or maybe a mix of Halloween sprinkles.
  • Refrigerator: chilling the bark is the easiest and fastest way to solidify it. You can also leave it at room temperature, which will take a while (sometimes hours). The freezer also works if you're in a hurry, but be careful it doesn't get too cold, and it's hard to break up.
  • Breaking up the bark: I recommend waiting for about 20 minutes before you cut or break it up with your hands; it'll be easier.  
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Refrigeration time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Candy - Sweets
  • Method: Mixing + Refrigerating
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/25
  • Calories: 96
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 6.5 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg

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