Trick or Retreat


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?


4 responses »

  1. I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard first…they look incredibly delicious!

    My favorite has always been anything with chocolate. Being one of four kids, the Halloween candy trading began as soon as we got home. Each of us would dump our catch on the dinning room table.Skill and attentiveness was necessary as my brother was ruthless with his negotiations. Apples that were given out as Halloween treats have no commodity value and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were like gold. The take from the night was usually gone well before Thanksgiving.

  2. Twix bars. My brother-in-law actually returned his un-opened bags of candy to the store. He is a genius. I always felt obligated to eat it myself and worried about having too much or too little. No more.

    • I think your brother in law is cheap! He could have given it to a neighbor who has little kids, shared it at work or put it in a donation box for the local food pantry.

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