This Halloween Candy Bark is the perfect way to use up leftover Halloween candy. Crunchy, sweet and a little bit salty. This is an easy, kid-friendly recipe that everyone will love!
How is it almost Halloween?
I know crazy right. This year is going way too fast. The supermarkets already have Christmas stuff out…
Have you even started to think about it yet? My fiance keeps asking me what I want and I’m like “I haven’t even thought about what we’re having for dinner yet, let alone Christmas presents!”
Although I have started thinking about upgrading my camera. I’m still using my Dad’s camera he lent me on “long term loan” (it’s been 3 years…) so I figure I need to be a big girl and get my own.
Anyway, enough about Christmas, let’s talk about all that leftover candy you’re going to have after Halloween. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve stocked up yourself even though you have no kids and no one ever knocks… #chocoholic
This bark is SO easy to make and it’s really fun. Or maybe just for me because I like symmetry and patterns. So, although this looks like things are just dotted around, it took my OCD brain about 20 minutes to make sure everything was in the right place…
For the base I used a mixture of dark and milk chocolate, but you can use a mix or all of either, it’s just depends what you prefer.
I don’t 100% love dark chocolate, but I like the richness and some of the flavours it adds. Like, I wouldn’t go and just eat an 85% dark chocolate bar, but recently, I’ve been doing a mixture of both for a lot of recipes and it really works.
Originally, I was going to use a mix of chocolate and jelly sweets etc. but as I was chopping up chocolate and looking through the cupboard, I found some crispy M&Ms and some white chocolate pretzels and I just knew I had to add a little crunch and salt to this already epic concoction!
You can use whatever candy you have leftover, but for this recipe, I used a mix of Bounty’s, Kit Kat’s, Milky Way’s, M&Ms and White chocolate fudge pretzels.
*Quick note: In the UK Milky Way’s are different than they are in the US. In the US they have caramel in and are more like the UK’s Mars Bars.
On top of looking pretty, this stuff is addictive.
There’s a reason you can’t see the entire tray of bark. I had already eaten a whole corner by the time it was set enough to photograph.
Am I the only one who literally CANNOT WAIT to try something as soon as it comes out of the oven (in this case, as soon as it wasn’t liquid chocolate anymore…)
This is INSANE. Rich, sweet, crunchy, candy filled and a little bit salty. Utter perfection.
Even the kids can get involved with this recipe, but it’s equally as fun for adults!
Make sure you break it into BIG pieces because nobody has time for small helpings of chocolate bark. 😉
- 6oz/170g dark chocolate (the best quality you can get)
- 6oz/170g milk chocolate
- ½ cup (100g) Bounty's, chopped into ½ inch chunks
- ½ cup (60g) Kit Kat fingers, chopped into ½ inch chunks
- ½ cup (65g) Milky Way's, chopped into ½ inch chunks
- ¼ cup (40g) M&Ms
- ⅓ cup (35g) Chocolate covered pretzels, I used white chocolate
- Line a cookie sheet/baking tray with a silicone mat/greaseproof paper etc. and leave to one side.
- Place milk and dark chocolate into a large heat proof bowl and place into the microwave, heating in 20 second increments and stirring in between until everything is melted.
- Pour onto the lined baking tray and spread out with a small angled spatula until it almost fills the baking tray. Leave a 1 inch gap around the edge.
- Sprinkle chunks of Bounty, Kit Kat and Milky Way evenly over the melted chocolate. Then sprinkle M&Ms and pretzels into the remaining gaps.
- Leave to set for an hour before loosely covering with cling film and placing into the fridge for 2 hours to set up completely.
- Once set, break into pieces and store in an airtight container for 4 days.
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