Halloween Chocolate Bark
This Halloween chocolate bark will take you less than 20 minutes total to prepare (minus refrigeration time), and you may have all the ingredients you need in your pantry. It's the perfect quick treat when you're in a hurry!
Chocolate Bark Ingredients:
There are several chocolate bark recipes out there, but this is the simplest chocolate bark recipe that I've come across. You can make it using the microwave...now that's my kind of cooking! Don't have a microwave? You can make chocolate bark using a saucepan, too.
Additional Items You'll Need:
How to Make Chocolate Bark:
1. Prepare an 8-inch baking pan (with sides--not a baking sheet, but a PAN) by lining it with foil. Leave at least 1-inch of foil on all sides. Pour the semi-sweet chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
2. Melt the chocolate until smooth according to package directions. Most chips call for 1 minute on high, then stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted and smooth. After melted, pour into the prepared foil-lined pan. Use the spatula to get all of the chocolate out of the bowl, and smooth the chocolate in the pan. You can also smooth the top of the chocolate by gently hitting the pan on the counter.
3. Place white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and melt as you did above. Remember, since there is less white chocolate, it will require less time to melt.
When the white chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the red and yellow food coloring to create orange chocolate. Use a fork to drizzle it on the top of your melted chocolate in the pan.
Sprinkle candy corn and pumpkin (or sunflower) seeds evenly onto the top of the chocolate, and place it in the refrigerator to harden (about 1 hour).
4. After set, lift the bark out of the pan using the foil.
Remove the foil, and place on a plate or cutting board.
5. Break up the chocolate into "bark" in one of two ways: 1. Cut it with a knife, or 2. Simply snap the pieces using your hands. It all depends on the look you're going for...cutting will make perfect squares, breaking it will give a more informal look (as I've done in the photo below).
6. To gift your Halloween chocolate bark, place it in an air tight container or treat bag tied with a ribbon at the top.
This candy makes a great fall teacher's gift, trick-or-treat handout, "welcome to the neighborhood" gift, thank you gift, birthday party favor, fall wedding favor, or just about any other fall occasion that you need a quick and inexpensive gift for!