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Halloween Bark

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Happy Halloween! If you’re rushing to find something to make for tonight, good ol’ choco bark is here to save the day.

A few days before Halloween, I was at the supermarket store buying some groceries for dinner. The moment I walked in the door, I am greeted by this stunning tower of candy. And not just any candy, but the ultimate line up of junk food: Reese’s, M&M’s, Twix, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milkyway, Hershey’s bars. AND ALL ON SALE.

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Naturally, I bought all my favorites — after spending 10 minutes trying to choose which assortment of candy I liked best. I finally got on to shopping for normal food, when I realized that there was no possible way I would be finishing this humongous bag of candy all by myself. I’d need friends.

After browsing Pinterest for some inspiration, I decided on Halloween Bark (:

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Chocolate bark is such an easy dessert to make and oodles and oodles of fun to decorate. It’s Halloween, get crazy a little crazy! Today is all about dressing up and eating an unhealthy amount of sweets.

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Halloween Bark

I N G R E D I E N T S :
2 12oz. packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of Reese’s peanut butter chips
Oreos
Snickers
Kit Kats
Reese’s Pieces

I N S T R U C T I O N S :
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

Fill a pot with a few inches of water and place on high-heat over the stove. While waiting for the water to boil, grab any of the candy you are using that you want to cut into smaller pieces. In my case, these are the Oreos, Snickers, and Kit Kats. I thought the Reese’s Pieces were small enough on their own.

For the oreos, I placed them in a plastic baggy and broke them into pieces using my hands. To get some of the smaller pieces, I crushed them lightly with a rolling pin. For the Snickers and Kit Kats, I used a knife to cut them into 1/2 inch pieces. Set your candy aside.

In a large heat-safe bowl, pour in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Once the water has reached a boil, turn down the heat to medium. Place the bowl on top of the pot. Stir the chocolate chips around as they melt, making sure the chocolate doesn’t burn. Once the chips have melted completely, pour the chocolate over the parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread it evenly into a rectangle shape.

Keep the water at medium heat and using a separate bowl, melt the Reese’s peanut butter chips. In the mean time, using the pieces of candy you prepared, decorate the chocolate slab however you like. I spread even amounts of the candy all over. I also crushed a few oreo cookies into a powder and sprinkled it on top.

Once the peanut butter chips have melted, let the mixture cool a little then transfer to a piping/plastic bag. Create any kind of design over the candy.

Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Then cut into pieces with a sharp knife. Keep in the fridge or let sit outside till it hardens completely.

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