Hurricane Sandy put a damper on trick-or-treating this year, leaving me with LOTS of leftover candy. While I have no problem treating myself to “fun size” candy bars and handfuls of M&Ms, it’s fun to turn leftover candy into new confections. Candy bark makes use of whatever holiday sweets you have on hand.
To make it, line a jelly roll pan or other baking dish (8×8″ or larger works well) with a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Melt white, milk, or dark chocolate (or a combination) using a double-boiler or by microwaving on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the wax or parchment paper. Top with candy corn, M&Ms, orange and white sprinkles, broken-up Halloween Oreos, small pretzel sticks, miniature peanut butter cups, or whatever other candy you have on hand. Allow the chocolate bark to cool and set up in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Break the hardened chocolate bark into uneven pieces using a fork or sharp knife. Store chocolate bark in an airtight container. This treat can easily be adjusted for other holidays and themes.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?