Hello, it’s Jen with Kitchen Counter Chronicles! Halloween has quickly become one of our family’s favorite holidays. The decorating, the costumes and most importantly, the food. There are so many amazingly fun Halloween treats that can be made. As a mom in a busy household, I’m always looking for super simple recipes. So, while I love all of the Halloween treats, sometimes we need a less complicated recipes that the kids can get involved in making.
Chocolate bark is super easy to make and once you give it a try you will want to make it for every occasion. We took our usual chocolate bark recipe to the next level by adding peanut butter. The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter seemed like an ideal base for this Halloween treat. My daughters picked out the Halloween candies we added and they took over the job of adding the candies to the bark.
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
5 ounces milk chocolate
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup of salted pretzel sticks, broken into small pieces
A variety of Halloween themed candies
Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, this will make it easier to remove and break the chocolate bark.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate over a double boiler. When the chocolate has melted pour the chocolate onto the baking sheet. Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate over the baking sheet. Don’t spread the chocolate too thin, about ¼ inch to ½ inch thick. Set aside.
Next, melt the peanut butter with the milk chocolate over a double boiler. When the chocolate and peanut butter has melted, use a spoon to drop dollops onto the sheet of semi-sweet chocolate. Swipe a skewer through the peanut butter/chocolate drops.
Now, it’s time for the fun part. Scatter the Halloween candies all over the chocolate. The kids will have fun plopping the candy.
Place the bark into the fridge to solidify, for at least an hour. Once the bark is hard, break it into pieces and enjoy. The bark should keep in the fridge for 2 weeks, in an airtight container.
What will your Halloween chocolate peanut butter bark look like? Will you cover yours in scary spiders, silly monster eyes or make it into a pumpkin patch?
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