Last year I made some candy bark for Christmas and the kids seemed to like it a lot. So for the ultimate candy holiday of Halloween, I wanted to make another batch for the kids to give to their friends. I used Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzels and Fudge Brownie Graham Fish crackers along with candy corn, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles. If you use large pretzels and/or chocolate cookies be sure to break them up into small pieces because the large chunks make it hard to break up the bark into nice size pieces. For this recipe, I also added an additional color of candy melts on top for the added “monster” effect, this is what my daughter called it because she said the green looked gross like a monster. But the added green sure didn’t stop her from eating it!
- 1 bag orange candy melts
- 1 c candy corn
- 1 c pretzels
- 1 c mini marshmallows
- 1 c chocolate cookies, broken up
- 1/2 c green candy melts
- wax paper
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt the orange candy melts according to the package directions. I like to use a double boiler when I make the entire bag at once, it’s easier and they melt better.
Once the candies are melted pour onto your prepared cookie sheet and smooth with a spatula.
Next, sprinkle pretzels, candies and cookie bits on top and lightly press them into into the candy melt mixture. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer to cool.
Once the bark has cooled, melt the green candy melts according to the package then drizzle over the bark. Place back into the freeze once cooled.
Now all you need to do is break up the bark into pieces!
We made a few batches of this bark, broke it into pieces and added them to clear plastic bags to give as gifts. If you’re going to use them for Halloween treat bags at school just be sure to hand them out at the end of the day. You don’t want them sitting in the kids’ backpacks all day in case the weather is warm because they will melt. That may not be a concern across the country, but it’s still warm here in California!