This spooky 5-minute Halloween Candy Bark is dead easy, can be customized for your favorite color and candy, and can actually be made in under 5 minutes! It's perfect for a last-minute Halloween party treat, or as a way to use up all your left-over candy. All you need is a microwave, and you're in business.
Bonus: I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the resulting treat tastes better than the sum of its parts! Everyone at Instructables HQ loved it, and you will too.
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Step 1: Tools and Ingredients
Basic Bark Ingredients:
White chocolate for the base1
Green food coloring (or your favorite color - purple or orange would be gross too)
Candy for the top2
Dark chocolate for drizzling (optional)
Vegan3 Bark Ingredients:
Dark chocolate for base & drizzling
Candy for top
Waxed paper (optional)4
Plate or tray (optional)4
1I used Hershey's Cookies & Creme minibars, as they were the cheapest form of white chocolate available; use what you've got. The cookie bits added nice color/crunch.
2I used Reese's Pieces and Cups, Butterfinger, and M&Ms.
3Read ingredients lists carefully, as many chocolates & candies have stealth dairy. I wasn't fond of this version, but then I don't like dark chocolate or Twizzlers. YMMV.
4I made this on a hot day here in SF, so had to put my bark into the fridge so it would harden. The waxed paper makes it easy to pick up and transport without sticking. A truly minimalist version could involve making the bark directly on the counter in a cold house.