Chocolate bark is one of the easiest, simplest food gifts or party snacks out there. There’s not even any baking involved – just melting and a bit of light stirring – and the end result is so impressively gorgeous (and incredibly inexpensive, compared to buying it in a shop).
This Easy Chocolate Halloween Bark features orange coloured chocolate buttons, peanut M&Ms and sprinkles for a tasty, super simple to make treat. It’s also an excellent way to use up any leftover chocolates or sweets post Halloween (assuming that you’re the type of person who has ‘leftover chocolates’). The joy of chocolate bark is that you can customise it completely to your kind of dessert – its great with pretzels, chopped up peanut butter cups, nuts, or any other type of chocolate or sweet – take a look at my Halloween treats Pinterest board for more bark inspiration!
- 200g plain chocolate
- 100g Silver Spoon Orange Chocolate Flavour buttons (available in most larger supermarkets)
- M&Ms, Smarties, Sprinkles, or whatever you fancy - brown, yellow, orange, red, purple and green ones work best for a Halloween feel.
- First, line a medium sized cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper, and then break your plain chocolate into a small bowl and melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals on high power, stirring in between each interval. Once its fully melted, use a spatula to scoop all of the chocolate onto your parchment paper, and then using the spatula or back of a spoon, smooth it out into a rectangular shape, making sure the chocolate is evenly spread out and around 3-4mm thick.
- Next, do the same with your orange buttons, melting them in the microwave and then pouring them on top of the plain chocolate mixture (its fine that this isn't set - it should still be wet). Again, smooth your chocolate out, leaving a border or around 2cm and use a knife or palette knife to swirl the two chocolates together, giving a marbled effect.
- Finally, drop your sprinkles and other decorations on top of the chocolate in an arty fashion and then pop the tray into the fridge.
- Leave to set for around an hour, then remove from the fridge and carefully peel off the parchment paper. Cut into segments and enjoy.
- Plain chocolate makes a spookier looking colour combo, but you could also use milk if you prefer to suit younger tastes.