Yummy Crunchy Halloween Bark

Halloween is all about the candy, so make your own delicious treat with this easy recipe for Halloween Bark. It’s fun for adults and kids!

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Everyone knows Halloween is all about the candy, right? I mean, come on, that’s really why parents send their children trick-or-treating, for the delicious sweet goodness that comes from it! Yes, it’s fun to dress up. And help the kids with costumes and see the other costumes. And the decorations are fun. But let’s be real…. candy. So why not put that candy together to make Halloween Bark?!

I was trying to think of something more unique that I could make as a treat for our family for the holiday. I used to make a peppermint one at Christmas all the time but haven’t for years. So, this is the October version: Halloween Bark.

It’s a perfect way to use make something together in the kitchen with kids. Everyone enjoys it, and it looks neat. It’s perfect to bring to a Halloween party or serve at your own.

I started with some melting white chocolate. You can use milk chocolate as well, it would have a different flavor of course. I always prefer white chocolate for treats like this. If you want to use both milk chocolate and white chocolate, melt the milk chocolate and spread it in the pan and freeze until it’s solid. Then melt the white chocolate and layer it on top. Tyler and I went grocery shopping last week and bought the ingredients. I was trying to find the little eyeball cake decorations, but they didn’t have any of those at the store we went to, so I settled for the witches hats.

Step by Step

Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper and melt the chocolate according to the directions. Make sure you are stirring the chocolate often, it is very easy to overheat and then it won’t work well.

Pour the melted chocolate into the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread it out to make an even layer.

The pretzels are a little too big (in my opinion) to put in how they are. We put them in a ziplock bag and used the meat pounder to crush them just a little bit. You don’t want pretzel dust, but you want them broken into a few pieces. Gently add the pretzels to the chocolate and mix them in so they aren’t just sitting on top but actually in the chocolate. Tyler used one of our fondue pot sticks to be able to press the pretzels in without getting too much chocolate stuck to it.

After the pretzels are in, add your sprinkles. You can use any kind of sprinkles. I mostly used the sugar sprinkles and the tiny ball sprinkles in mine. They are small enough to go in easily, but still give that pop of Halloween colors.

Once the sprinkles were in, we really mixed up the bark so that everything would be inside the chocolate as you eat it, not just all stuck on top.

Last, I layered it with a few more sprinkles. This way there is some inside, but they also look pretty from the top. If you are using any of the icing decorations, add those on last. Make sure you press them into the chocolate so they stick.

Once the bark is ready, put the entire container in the freezer until it is frozen solid. Pull the pan out of the freezer, and use the parchment paper to pull it out of the pan. Then peel it off the parchment paper, and break it up into pieces. As I mentioned, mine was very thick, so I used my handy meat cleaver to break it up. If it’s thin enough, you should be able to break it by hand.

Store any leftover Halloween Bark in the refrigerator so the chocolate doesn’t get too melty.

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 19, 2017

Last Updated On: September 17, 2019

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Yummy Crunchy Halloween Bark

Halloween is all about the candy, so make your own delicious treat with this easy recipe for Halloween Bark. It’s fun for adults and kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, halloween, holidays, white chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 22kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg white melting chocolate
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • Halloween sprinkles

Instructions

  • Melt chocolate according to directions
  • Line 9×13 pan with parchment paper
  • Spread chocolate in pan
  • Chop pretzels into slightly smaller pieces and add to chocolate
  • Add sprinkles and stir to mix pretzels and sprinkles into chocolate
  • Top with more sprinkles and any other icing decorations
  • Freeze for at least 30 minutes, until chocolate is frozen solid
  • Remove from pan and break into smaller pieces
  • Store in refrigerator to keep chocolate from melting

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg

View Comments (58)

  • This is such a great idea. Why should something as yummy as bark be available only for Christmas? Halloween bark is a perfect treat!

    • Yes! I always made it for Christmas, but it's so good!! It really could be adapted for almost any holiday.

  • This is such a cute idea. It takes something that most of us are familiar with and jolts it into a new season.

    • Thanks! The boys absolutely loved helping make this into a Halloween treat with me. Well, they mostly loved being able to eat it!

  • What a perfect dessert for a Halloween party and I love that little ones can help with making it.

    • There are so many things you can do to change this however you want it, add any candy to it.

  • what a fun treat! i could see kids absolutely loving this (adults too!) :) thanks for the inspiration!

    • It was a big hit for everyone at our house! And the boys loved helping to make it as well!!

  • What a fun and festive seasonal recipe! I love the cute little Wilton Witch Hats - they make your Halloween Bark even more fabulous.

    • Thanks! The only thing I learned is I should have pushed them into the chocolate a little more because they fell off easily.

    • We all loved eating it! It's fun to make with the kids because they can make it however they want.

  • who knew I'd encourage my kids to eat bark (oh dang, that was a bad joke!) sorry! This seems like a fun thing to make with the kids and eat as well... I'll give this a shot ; ) thanks for the recipe!

    • Seriously! I started making it in college, I wish I would have known about it before then!!

  • I don't think this would last very long in our house! It looks absolutely delicious and perfect for halloween!

    • It only lasted a couple days here because my boys are too small to get in the refrigerator themselves!!

    • I've made a peppermint bark for Christmas too. This was the first time we did a Halloween one!

  • What a great Idea! To nad that we don't really celebrate halloween in the Netherlands I could try to make a christmas or easter creation. My son likes baking so we could do this together.

    • It could easily be adapted for any holiday. I make it at Christmas by crushing candy canes and putting that into it.

  • This is so fun and I have never made anything like this. I reviewed the steps and I think I could do this! The kids will love this treat!

    • Just make sure you get the right kind of chocolate. Then you can really make it however you want!

  • OMG - this is so creative and it looks so good! Also, you are spot on about parents and trick-or-treating. ;)

  • Oh this looks so good! I love anything Halloween themed especially snacks & desserts.

  • This is so creative! I've never seen white chocolate or Halloween bark! Now this is something I think I would like to do. Love it!

    • I've seen candy bark mostly at Christmas, but figured we could make it work for Halloween as well! It's so yummy!!

  • So the other day I actually said to someone "why isn't there fall bark" becuase I always make it around christmas. I am totally going to make halloween bark!

    • Yes! It's so easy to make. You could do this for any holiday, just change the color of the sprinkles!

  • This is a great idea! Halloween crunchy bark kind of anticipates the holidays but you get to enjoy yummy treats a little earlier. Awesome project to do with little ones.

  • This is such a fun recipe and yummy too! I will have to try this recipe this Halloween, my neighbour kids will love it for sure😍

    • I think all of the kids and adults would enjoy it! I think I tend to eat it more than my kids when we make this :)

  • I love making bark with my daughter!!! I’ve never made Halloween bark before! Might just give this a try’

    • It's such a fun treat to make together! You could make it for any holiday or gathering, just change the color of the sprinkles!

  • Thanks for the Halloween food idea. It looks easy to make and I am sure kids would love this. Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks really yummy and interesting because you only hear about bark during Xmas. I am going to try to make Halloween bark this year!

    • That was my thought, too. But it sounded too good to wait until then! You could make it for almost any holiday just by changing the sprinkles.

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