Friday, October 21, 2011
Halloween Candy Bark
. . . what do you see?
Halloween Candy Bark!
Making bark is the easiest thing in the world to do! You can mix just about anything into the melted bark and POOF! You've got a new creation!
Halloween Candy Bark
1 package white or chocolate almond bark
3 cups pretzels, broken
2 cups candy corn
15 Halloween Oreo's, broken into pieces (I didn't use them because I couldn't find them!)
On a silpat or foil-lined cookie sheet, place about 2 cups of the broken pretzels and the broken Oreo's, if you're using them.
Melt the almond bark in the microwave, being careful not to scorch the bark. Almond bark typically holds its shape, even when it's melted, so stir often to prevent burning.
Pour the melted almond bark over the pretzels and smear it around, covering as much of the pretzels/oreos as possible. Quickly sprinkle the top of the almond bark with the remaining pretzels and candy corn. Press down lightly with the back of a spatula. Sprinkle about 1-2 TBSP of sprinkles on top of the pile of stuff.
Allow to set up until firm. This takes 30 minutes or more. If you're in a huge hurry, pop it into the refrigerator.
Break into pieces and put in a candy dish or bag up some for friends!
Quickly drop on the remaining pretzels, the candy
For the "Ultimate" Halloween Candy Bark
*Do not put the Oreo's on the bottom with the pretzels. Simple put the crushed pretzels on the pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a sauce pan, melt 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir until mixture is melted and well combined, don't cook it too long, or you'll end up with caramel, but you'll want the mixture to bubble "slightly" around the edges.
Pour this mixture over the pretzels.
Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle some candy corn on the hot mix. Allow to cool completely!
Follow with the melted almond bark directions from above.
***I saw this option on a blog that I read. I'd tell you which one -- but I can't remember! I've done a very small adaption from her recipe -- but not enough to call it my own!
Whichever one you make, you'll love it -- my crystal ball told me so!