It’s October! Do you know what that means? Halloween candy is out in full force in all the stores just begging you to buy giant bags of your favorite candy bars in miniature forms. Not to mention candy corn and Reese’s pumpkins. It might just be the best time of year for a chocoholic.
Speaking of chocolate, this is my first #chocolateparty – a fabulous group created by Roxana’s Home Baking. Our theme for October? Yup, you guessed it chocolate and candy!
I’m not saying you HAVE to wait until after Halloween to make this bark. By all means, go and buy up all the good stuff now to make for any celebrations you have coming up. However if you feel like looting your kids stash or hoarding some of the candy you give out just to make this, I wouldn’t fault you. After all as a kid I totally swapped out the candy I didn’t like when I went trick or treating for whatever my parents were handing out.
The best thing about this bark is that you can use whatever you have on hand! Since the topping is a mix of really sweet candy bars, I do suggest a good high quality dark chocolate to balance everything out.
- 12oz dark chocolate bars – about 72% cacao such as Ghiradelli Intense Dark
- 2 cups miniature candy bars, roughly chopped
- ½ cup pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses, chopped
- 1 cup pretzel M&M’s
- ½ cup candy corn or autumn mix, chopped
- Line a half sheet baking sheet with parchment paper (about 10X10 inches)
- In a double boiler melt the chocolate bars until smooth and pour the chocolate in the center of the parchment paper.
- With a spatula, spread the chocolate out into a even layer to the edges of the parchment paper.
- Top with the assorted candy selection and set aside to cool and set for a few hours. If it happens to be a humid day, you can speed up the setting process by placing the bark in your freezer for 15 minutes.
- Remove and break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container and keep in your fridge if it is warm or humid
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose . For October it would be chocolate and candy.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page. Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month (October 7th through October 31st). Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.