It’s almost that time your kids have been waiting for since they decided their costume close to a year ago –Halloween! We have a recipe for a tasty little treat that is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth and add some spook to your Halloween festivities. Halloween candy bark is a delicious and super easy no-bake recipe that you can even make with your kiddos. Trick or treat yo’self!
Halloween Candy Bark
- 20-24 oz. vanilla almond bark
- Neon green food coloring (or yellow and blue food coloring gel)
- Orange food coloring (optional)
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
- 2 small bowls
- 1 large glass bowl
- Candy Bones, Gummy Eyeballs, Realistic Gummy Worms, Realistic Gummy Bugs (all from Oriental Trading Company, but feel free to use whatever fun halloween inspired candy that you want!)
- Halloween candy sprinkles
- Other favorite candies (ie. Reeces and candy corn)
Step 1: Get started by breaking up the almond bark in a large glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds at a time, stirring between each break. This way you won’t over heat and burn the bark.
Step 2: Pour a half cup of the mixture in a glass cup or small bowl and fill a second one with the same amount.
Step 3: In the large bowl, mix in the food coloring to create the color of green you want. If you like the slimy green look, add about 20 drops of yellow gel and 3 drops of blue gel. Mix well and set aside.
Step 4: Pour several drops of orange food gel into one small bowl of the almond bark. Stir in as much as you like until you get the desired color. Leave the other cup white.
Step 5: Unwrap all of your candy and get everything ready to assemble.
Step 6: Heat the green candy bowl for another 30 seconds, stir, then pour into a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Smooth it out with a spatula.
Step 7: Drizzle some white and orange candy over the green. Spread around with a toothpick to give it a spider web look.
Step 8: Gently add your candy and sprinkles, then chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until candy hardens.
Step 9: Lift candy out of cookie sheet by the paper and place on a cutting board. Cut into pieces with a knife. The pieces will often break apart on their own, and that’s just fine -it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Your Halloween candy bark is ready. Now creep it real!
Recipe by Amy Locurto | Oriental Trading Company
Blog written by Maggie Lechner | The Event Group | Social Media Coordinator