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Halloween Bat-tastic Bark
This year has been pretty pants so far, hasn’t it? But with Halloween upcoming, I’ve decided to share some of the content I’ve been working on a little early this year. If you’re a regular reader of Dungarees & Donuts, you’ll know that I’m a huge Halloween fan. So the best time of year for my blog is Halloween and Christmas! With the festivities around the corner, it gives me so much more motivation to write content. With that being said, I have an amazing Halloween inspired bark recipe to share with you today. Which happens to be super easy and fun to make. This creation is the Bat-tastic bark, for those of you who don’t know what bark is, it’s essentially a chocolate slab, which starts by melting down some chocolate or in my case I used Candy Melts which are from Hobbycraft. Interested in finding out more? Keep reading to find out how you can make your own Halloween bark.
How to make bark
The reason I use candy melts as opposed to chocolate is the colours as they’re so bright and fun. They do taste a lot sweeter than normal chocolate, so if this isn’t your thing, stick to normal chocolate. I then spread my candy melts out onto a baking tray which is covered with parchment paper, I like to use a variety of different colours to add to the effect, so I do like to put the colours on the tray in sections and then complete each section, before starting on the next. After applying the first few, I like to blend the colours together too as it looks ace.
Once the chocolate is spread out and you are happy with this, cover it in whatever takes your fancy. I purchased a variety of sprinkles, candy eyes and other edible Halloween items. You can purchase so many things to top it, my favourites place to get inspiration from is The Cake Decorating Company, you can view what they have to offer here. You have to be quick with this step though, especially with candy melts as they dry fast. I am glad that this bark looks better when it is messier as it adds more to the effect.
Let this set in the fridge, with candy, melts it only needs around 20-30 minutes to set. Once this has set, you can break this into pieces, I like to use a knife to cut it up into pieces, but you can break it apart with your hands and that is it! It’s such a simple recipe, but can be super effective and great if you’re hosting a party as there is plenty go around. I also created a variety of Halloween themed baking recipes in previous years including bark.
What is your favourite Halloween treat to make?