Leftover Halloween Candy Bark
If you’re anything like me, you “accidentally” bought too much Halloween candy and still have loads leftover. And while I know the last thing on your mind is even more sweets, this leftover Halloween candy bark makes a great host/hostess gift as we get into entertaining season.
What you need:
- About 20 packages Halloween candy – the chocolate ones work best (bars, M&Ms, Smarties), roughly chopped up
- 1/4 cup peanuts (or omit, if you prefer)
- 1 lb bittersweet chocolate
- 300g white chocolate
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2. I melted the bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler on the stove but you could also microwave it — just keep checking it until it’s completely melted. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and, using an offset spatula, spread into a thin layer (about ¼-inch thick – a 12×10-inch rectangle). Sprinkle the melted chocolate with the chopped candy and roasted peanuts, making sure all pieces touch melted chocolate. Lightly press to make sure the candy adheres to the melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Melt the white chocolate until completely smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle the white chocolate over the chilled bark in a zigzag pattern. Chill again until the white chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
4. Cut/break the bark into irregular pieces and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
I made up small bags and threw them in my freezer for that next time I need a quick thank you gift or when I’m swinging by a friend’s house. Seems a little classier than dropping off a handful of bite size Mr. Big bars ;)
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker