Halloween Chocolate Bark
With a delicious chocolate base, swirls of festive colors, and decorated with Ghoul Mix M&M’s and candy eyes, this Halloween bark is a real spooktacular treat!
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Table of Contents
- About Halloween Chocolate Bark
- What’s in Halloween bark?
- What type of candy melts should you use?
- What type of chocolate should you use?
- How long is chocolate bark good for?
- Can you freeze chocolate bark?
- Notes & tips for Halloween chocolate bark
- More spooky eats and treats
- How to make Haloween chocolate bark
- Recipe Details
About Halloween Chocolate Bark
With swirls of orange, purple and green, plus fun candy and sprinkles, this festive Halloween bark is great for snacking or gifting this spooky season.
What’s in Halloween bark?
To make your own Halloween-themed chocolate bark, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients:
- Chocolate – No matter which type of chocolate you’d prefer, the chocolate in this recipe is the main attraction. You’re essentially creating thin chocolate bars (or “bark,” as the name says). This particular recipe recommends milk chocolate for a universal appeal.
- Candy melts – Used for giving this creepy-themed bark its orange, green, and purple swirls.
- Candy eyes – Candy eyes are the perfect addition to any treat to give it more Halloween flair. If you can find them, pick up eyes in both small and large sizes to give this bark some variety and character.
- Ghoul Mix M&M’s – A special Halloween edition of M&M’s that have fun seasonal colors.
- Halloween sprinkles – Great for texture and another touch of fun color.
What type of candy melts should you use?
Candy melts (also called melting wafters) are pretty common – you can find them in the baking supply area, and they’re small, flat disks, typically sold by the bag – but I do think there are significant differences in quality depending on the brand of candy melts you buy.
Wilton is by far the most common brand of candy melt, and they are sold in a variety of colors. This makes them a popular pick, since you can buy the exact color you need and can get right to crafting your festive treats. Wilton makes things simple and easy.
This recipe recommends using Wilton candy melts (or other brands that come in different colors) because it makes things simpler.
However, I’ve not been impressed with the quality of Wilton candy melts and typically look for alternatives. If given the choice, I would highly recommend picking up Ghirardelli brand candy melts and using oil-based food coloring to get the look that you want. These are my favorite candy melts to work with due to the superior quality and taste. You could also use their bar chocolate or chocolate chips.
What type of chocolate should you use?
There are many different brands of chocolate chips – even some made by popular candy companies – but from my experience, the best chocolate for baking, fudges, or truffles is Ghirardelli. It consistently performs well while baking, has a great texture (never chalky), and has a delicious flavor. This brand is a little more expensive, but trust me, you’ll appreciate the flavor and consistency you’ll get from the premium quality.
You can find their semi-sweet chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate bars either in the bakery aisle of most grocery stores or you can buy them online.
How long is chocolate bark good for?
Once it’s prepared, chocolate bark can be stored in a sealed container on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to one to two weeks.
Can you freeze chocolate bark?
Yes, you totally can!
Once prepared, chocolate bark can be stored in a sealed container or freezer bag for up to three months.
Notes & tips for Halloween chocolate bark
- This recipe uses milk chocolate, but feel free to substitute this for dark, semi-sweet, or white chocolate.
- If you’re willing to sacrifice some of the Halloween-themed color, you can substitute the candy melts for any flavor of chocolate chips that you’d like. And if you go this route, don’t worry – you’ll still have the sprinkles and candy eyes to give this candy some creepy holiday flare.
- This recipe can be easily customized to match any occasion or holiday – have fun with it!
More spooky eats and treats
How to make Haloween chocolate bark
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Start off by melting the milk chocolate and the orange, green, and purple candy in their own individual microwave-safe bowls.
Step 2 – Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, then pour the melted chocolate inside. Use a spatula to spread it into an even layer.
Step 3 – Randomly place dollops of the orange, green, and purple candy melts, then use a butter knife or toothpick to drag through the colors to create swirl designs.
Step 4 – Finish by decorating with M&M’s, candy eyes, and Halloween sprinkles on top of the still-wet candy.
Step 5 – Allow the candy to cool completely.
Step 6 – Break apart into serving-sized pieces.
Step 7 – Serve and enjoy!
Halloween Chocolate Bark
- 12 ounces milk chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup orange candy melts
- 1/3 cup green candy melts
- 1/3 cup purple candy melts
- 1/3 cup Ghoul Mix (Halloween) M&M's
- 3 tablespoons candy eyes, two sizes
- 2 tablespoons Halloween sprinkles
- Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, extending pieces over sides for easy handling. If using foil, spray with cooking spray.
- Add milk chocolate and each color of candy melt into their own microwave-safe bowls. Heat each in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat for 15-second intervals, mixing in between, until all chocolate and candy have completely melted.12 ounces milk chocolate, 1/3 cup orange candy melts, 1/3 cup green candy melts, 1/3 cup purple candy melts
- Pour melted milk chocolate into prepared baking dish, spreading it out into an even layer about 1/4 inch thick. Top chocolate layer with random dollops of orange, green, and purple candy, then use a butter knife or toothpick to drag through the colors, creating swirl designs. Finish by topping the wet candy with M&M's, candy eyes, and Halloween sprinkles.1/3 cup Ghoul Mix (Halloween) M&M's, 3 tablespoons candy eyes, 2 tablespoons Halloween sprinkles
- Refrigerate chocolate bark for at least 1 hour or until set.
- Once firm, break the chocolate bark into serving-sized pieces.
- Serve immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.