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Halloween Monster Bark

Easy Halloween monster bark is a yummy treat that is so easy it’s scary! Make this fun monster bark for any Halloween party. The perfect project and treat to do with the kids for Halloween celebrations.

Halloween Monster Bark in a hand with black fingernails on a wood background

Halloween Monster Bark

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The best week of the year is here! Or one of them anyway. I absolutely love Halloween week, and multiply that times a thousand since having a kid old enough to enjoy the holiday. It’s so much fun!

Part of the fun isn’t just trick or treating, though, seriously how amazing is trick or treating with a kid? We get so into it! I love to do all sorts of fun Halloween activities and crafts with my kids. And we love doing any activity that gets us into the kitchen together. We made these fun pumpkin patch brownies earlier this fall, but the Halloween treat of choice is definitely this Halloween monster bark.

Because my daughter loves to eat the candy eyeballs. Go figure.

Ingredients for Halloween Monster Bark

Ingredients for Halloween Monster bark in glass bowls on wood

Ingredients for Monster Bark

This is one of those food crafts where you can find everything you need pretty easily in the stores. I like to check craft stores for the candy melts and eyes, but you can also find those at big box stores or online. For this monster bark you need:

That’s it for the food items. Pretty easy!

You do need some non food items and tools for this as well. Non food items you need to make any candy bark:

Making Monster Bark- A Halloween Treat So Easy It’s Scary!

Making monster bark is very easy. It’s definitely something you can do with your kids, even young kids. My 5 year old helped with this and we’ve been making all sorts of candy bark like this Easter bunny bark and this salted caramel pretzel bark together since she was about 2. Just be warned: if you make this with the kids, they will eat copious amounts of sprinkles and candy eyeballs in the process. Just roll with it.

The only part of this that requires any skill is melting the chocolate and the candy melts. You need to be careful not to overcook the chocolate or the candy melts or they clump up and don’t make a nice smooth bark.

To melt the candy and the chocolate, you’ll need several microwave safe bowls. Put the green melts in one bowl, the purple melts in another bowl, and the chocolate in its own bowl. Then pop the first bowl in the microwave and microwave it on high for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir and then microwave it again for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, take it out and stir again. Repeat this until the candy or the chocolate is nice and smooth. Do this with all the bowls.

Melted green candy in a bowl on wood

This is what the melted candy should look like- smooth and silky

Once you have the candy melted, spread a sheet of parchment paper out over a cookie tray. Pour the melted chocolate layer first and spread it out so it makes a thin layer. Then spoon on the green and purples randomly on top of the chocolate.

The melted candy on top of the melted chocolate on parchment paper

Just randomly spready the colors out on top of the chocolate. Don’t worry about it being gloppy.

It doesn’t have to look pretty. Once you have have it all spooned on, take a fork and swirl the colors together.

Swirled green and purple candy melted on parchment paper

Swirl the Monster Bark with a fork

Then tap your tray against a table a few times to get out any air bubbles. After that, you can add eyeballs and sprinkles.

Green and purple candy swirled together with candy eyes and sprinkles on parchment

Sprinkle on the eyes and sprinkles

Then you pop the tray in the fridge to let the candy set for about an hour before you break the bark into chunks.

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Bark

Set Halloween Monster Bark on parchment paper

The Halloween Monster Bark after it sets

Any type of chocolate bark is so easy to make, but here are some tricks you can use to make sure your Halloween bark isn’t just scary but scary good.

  • Don’t rush melting the chocolate and the candy melts. If you melt the chocolate without taking it in slow increments, you risk burning the chocolate and the candy melts. Burning them makes clumpy, yucky tasting chocolate.
  • Make sure you line your cookie tray with parchment paper or wax paper. If you put the melted candy right on your cookie tray, it will be really hard to get off and you’re gonna have a bad time.
  • Get the air bubbles out of your melted candy by tapping the tray with the candy poured on it against the table several times. The candy will sort of spread and flatten and you’ll see any air bubbles pop.
  • Before you break the bark, let your bark sit out on the counter for 10-15 minutes. It will be too hard to break right out of the fridge.
  • Store your bark in a covered container at room temperature for up to a week.

Other Easy Halloween Treats You Might Love

Halloween Monster Bark on a plate on wood

Halloween Monster Bark

Looking for other easy Halloween treats to round out your spooky celebrations? Try these:

  • Pumpkin patch brownies. Boxed brownies get a festive makeover with green frosting, sprinkles and candy pumpkins.
  • Easy pumpkin Oreos. Dipping Oreos in melted candy and adding eyeballs makes for some fun Jack o Lanterns.
  • Halloween party mix. Chex, mini pretzels, and candy corn and pumpkins make for a very snackable treat.
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Halloween Monster Bark in a hand with black fingernails on a wood background

Halloween Monster Bark


  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour chill time + 15 minutes of sitting time
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25
  • Yield: 1 tray of bark 1x

Description

Easy Halloween monster bark is a yummy treat that is so easy it’s scary! Make this fun monster bark for any Halloween party. The perfect project and treat to do with the kids for Halloween celebrations.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 11.5 ounce bag of milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces of purple candy melts
  • 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips
  • green and purple sprinkles
  • candy eyeballs

Instructions

Melt the chocolate chips by pouring them into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out and stir. Microwave again for 10 seconds and then stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Follow this process to melt the green candy melts and the purple candy melts.

When the candy and chocolate is melted, pour the chocolate onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then spoon the green candy melts and purple candy melts randomly onto the chocolate. Once it’s all spooned, lightly drag the tines of a fork through the candy to swirl it together. Then, tap the cookie sheet on a table to pop any air bubbles that are in the candy. Finish the bark by placing eyeballs onto the bark and sprinkling on Halloween sprinkles. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set. Prior to breaking the bark into pieces, remove from the fridge and let sit on your counter for about 15 minutes. Then break into pieces and enjoy or transfer to a covered container and store for up to a week.

  • Category: dessert, food craft, Halloween
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Halloween bark, monster bark, candy bark

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