Halloween Candy Bark
Halloween Candy. It’s everywhere. And it’s alarmingly easy to find some excuse to eat it at any hour of the day. 7am Mini Reese’s cup? Don’t mind if I do. Handful of candy corn right before dinner? I mean, it’s kind of like vegetable pre-gaming right? I feel like November 1 should be a dry-run for New Year’s Eve. We all need to set some resolutions to stop eating Halloween candy before the holiday season hits. But if you do find yourself with leftover Halloween candy after today, this recipe for Halloween Candy Bark will put those treats to good use in a spooky dessert that you can wrap up as an easy treat. And give away. Because this dessert has eyes … and it’s watching you!
Why is leftover Halloween candy even a thing? Back in my day, we used to trick or treat so hard that houses would have to turn their lights off because they would run out of candy. Nowadays, Halloween candy goes on sale way too early – like right after July fourth – and it’s just always around … tempting and haunting you. I love/hate coworkers that bring bags of Halloween candy to the office. I always throw a few mini Reese’s in my pockets to use as bribery in meetings during the day .. but eventually I end up stress eating them later in the day. And it seems like kids trick or treat at businesses or in a more organized fashion than going house to house like we used to, leaving many of us with unexpected Halloween candy. Just kidding, we all know kids aren’t coming to the house but we buy bags of candy anyway! So if you’re like me, this Halloween Candy Bark is definitely a good way to remove the leftover temptation and recycle it into a delicious treat for others to enjoy.
This recipe is super easy to make, and you can easily modify it with whatever candy you have on hand. I recommend using high quality chocolate to melt to keep the bark sweet and delicious. You should also chop up any bigger pieces of candy in advance, because once you spread the melted chocolate onto the parchment, you’ll need to stick the candy in right away before it hardens.
I love the little candy eyeballs that you can find in the sprinkle aisle. I used them for my Spooky Halloween Popcorn last week as well. It reminds me of the spell book from Hocus Pocus. Plus it’s a great diet method to keep you from snacking on this treat because you’ll feel like someone or some thing is always watching you. I picked up some cute Halloween tins and small plates at Target to use for to gift this candy bark.
If you’re not serving this right away, I recommend keeping it chilled in the fridge to make it last a little longer. Or maybe that’s just because melty-chocolate candy is my kryptonite and this bark wouldn’t last long if left alone with me. So if you find yourself with some leftover candy this Halloween season, whip up a batch of this spooky Halloween Candy Bark to put that candy to good use! Boo!
Halloween Candy Bark
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: Cool 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups assorted Halloween candy
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Kit Kat Bars
- Candy Corn
- Peanut Butter M&Ms
- Halloween Sprinkles + Candy Eyes
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the microwave or over a double boiler, carefully melt the milk chocolate, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
- Pour the melted chocolate on the parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out evenly to about 1/4 inch thickness using a spatula.
- Place the various candy all over the melted chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until hardened.
- Break up into pieces and serve in a large bowl. Enjoy!