DIY Basics: Candy Bark + Dipped Treats
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DIY Basics: Candy Bark + Dipped Treats

We’re continuing our DIY Basics today with a couple of recipes. These will also appear in one form or another at all of our parties, but why wait until the end to enjoy these sweet treats? We wanted you to have the recipes right away. First up, is white chocolate and candy bark. It’s the perfect way to use some of that candy corn you inevitably have sitting around. You can substitute dark or milk chocolate for the white, if that’s more your taste.  We also have a sweet take on our color block treats—in orange, green, and purple, of course! The best part about both of these goodies is that they are super quick to make. They only take about 10 minutes each, plus a little drying time. And they’re the perfect goodies to send home with your guests in cute treat bags!

The best thing about this bark is the salty/sweet combo. Not only did we include peanuts, but the Reese’s Pieces have a little bit of salt from the peanut butter. You can also add in small pretzel pieces, dried fruit, or other kinds of candy.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups white chocolate chips

– peanuts

– candy corn

– Reese’s Pieces

Instructions:

1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted. If needed, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the chocolate chips to make the mixture smoother.

2. Pour melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Spread to an even thickness.

3. Sprinkle peanuts, candy corn, and Reese’s Pieces onto the chocolate. Set the bark aside to firm at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

4. Once the bark is completely set, break into chunks. Enjoy!

Let’s start with the Halloween bark. Place the chocolate chips in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

Pour melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Smooth to an even thickness.

Sprinkle peanuts, candy corn, and Reese’s pieces onto the chocolate. Set aside to firm.

Once the bark is set, break into chunks.

We’ve shown you dipped treats before, but this time instead of making a colorful glaze we used candy melts! You can find them in tons of bright colors. They will give you a thicker coating than the glaze though, so dip carefully or you’ll end up with the coating too thick.

Ingredients:

– Oreos

– pretzel rods

– sugar cookies

– orange candy melts

– green candy melts

– purple candy melts

Instructions:

1. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

2. Dip the Oreos into the orange candy melts. Set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to firm.

3. Break the pretzel rods in half. Dip the broken end into the green candy melts. Set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to firm.

4. Dip the sugar cookies into the purple candy melts. Set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to firm.

5. Set the treats aside for 30 minutes to firm. Enjoy!

Place the candy melts in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

Choose one color for each item you’re dipping. We went with orange for Oreos, purple for sugar cookies, and green for the pretzels. For the pretzels, we broke each rod in half to make it easier to dip. Be sure to dip the broken end to disguise it. Once you’ve dipped them, place on a cookie sheet to dry.

Set the treats aside for 30 minutes to firm.



What are your favorite Halloween treats? Let us know in the comments below!