Now that Halloween’s come and gone, many of us are wondering what in the world to do with all the leftover candy lying around the house. As parents, we can’t eat it all (although those Peanut M&M’s are mighty tempting!) and we certainly can’t let our kids eat leftover Halloween candy for months at a time! So, what’s the solution? Easy White Chocolate Halloween Bark, of course!
I discovered this little gem of a recipe a few weeks ago and immediately knew I had to make it for my family! Sweet, salty, crunchy, and delicious, what’s not to love about this fantastic recipe that uses up all your leftover Halloween candy while turning it into a new dessert entirely? The best part, no matter what Halloween candy you have on hand, it’ll be great on this White Chocolate Bark – M&M’s, Twix, Snickers, you name it! The only two “must-have” ingredients for this particular recipe are white chocolate and graham crackers (however, if white chocolate isn’t your thing, you could always improvise and make this recipe with dark or milk chocolate, just leave out the graham crackers).
Not just for Halloween, this quick and easy White Chocolate Bark is perfect anytime you need to use leftover candy from a holiday (Easter, Christmas, etc.). Fun to make with the kids and even more fun to eat, this is one recipe that the whole family won’t mind donating their Halloween candy for this year. Enjoy!
Easy White Chocolate Halloween Bark
Makes 16 Servings
16 ounces very good white chocolate, finely chopped
16 whole graham crackers
Pretzel sticks, Broken in half
Mixed Salted Nuts (I used Planters Pistachio Blend), Chopped
Mini Chocolate Chips
Other Misc. Ingredients: Mini Marshmallows, Candy Corns, M&M’s, Chopped Candy Bars, etc.
Mix the white chocolate over a double boiler (you may use a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Stir until smooth and allow to cool slightly.
Arrange whole graham crackers together on a rimmed baking sheet so that they’re butted up against one another. Pour the melted white chocolate over the top of the graham crackers and use an offset spatula to spread it evenly over the surface.
Sprinkle on mixed nuts, chocolate chips, pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces (along with anything else you’d like to add). Lightly press all the ingredients with the palm of your hand to make sure they’re all anchored on.
Place the pan in the refrigerator and allow it to set completely. Break the bark into smaller pieces. Serve on a platter or package for neighbors and friends in small cellophane bags.
Recipe adapted from www.pioneerwoman.com