We have been on such a dessert kick lately! I don’t know what it is about October (maybe that Halloween isn’t celebrated here), but I always want to bake and indulge in delicious treats during this month. Today, I want to share a super fun and adorable Halloween Bark recipe with you that your kids can even make!
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Halloween Bark – Witch Treat Recipe
We had so much fun with this one! My six year old just adored being able to swirl the colors of the chocolate to create such a beautiful effect! I really love that the bark itself is something that you can create however you want. Even my toddler could help swirl, mix, and create a beautiful design without that part of me that likes things to be perfect panicking a bit.
Side note: I cook with my children all the time, especially my almost two year old. That being said, I am kind of obsessive about the kitchen being clean and things going to some plan that I have in my head when it comes to baking. I know, this sounds completely incompatible with our Montessori life style, which is totally true. I’ve had to work a lot on this part of myself since starting our Montessori journey and a lot of it involves finding recipes and activities that will both satisfy the children’s need for independence and mine for having things be somewhat orderly. Not that this always works, but it did with this recipe.
Aaaaaaaaand this Halloween bark is so cute that we will definitely be creating another batch to share with our neighborhood kids!
These little treats are really quite simple to make! To create the little witch’s hats, all you need are hershey’s kisses, black decorating gel, and grasshopper cookies. If you add a little bit of the gel to the kisses, they will stick to the grasshopper cookie’s and ta-da! We had adorable little witches hats!
The brooms were another adorable addition to our Halloween bark. The brooms are made of pretzels and mini marshmallows! You can use scissors to cut the marshmallows to make them look like brooms.
The part that my kids and I had the most fun with was the actual Halloween bark part of this recipe. They just got so into watching the colors mix and swirl! We melted the chocolate, and slowly added it to wax paper. We sprinkled some extra sugar on top. I love the effect this gave the bark. Doesn’t it look so fun?
All in all, I’m not sure if they enjoyed making these or eating them more! We aren’t too big on treats here in general, so this is definitely something special all around!
Halloween Bark Recipe
- Mini Marshmallows
- Pretzel Sticks
- Grasshopper Cookies
- Hershey Kisses
- Black Decorating Gel
- Candy Melts: Bright Green, Purple and Black
- Optional: Sprinkles (We used sugar crystals)
- Wax Paper
- Make your witch hats. Unwrap a Hershey kiss and add a drop of black decorating gel to the bottom. Stick it to the Grasshopper cookie and set to the side to fully set.
- Make you witch brooms. Poke a mini marshmallow to the end of a pretzel stick.
- Using kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallow ends ¾ of the way up to make the fringe of the broom.
- Pour the candy melts into their own bowls and melt according to package instructions.
- Spread a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper over the counter.
- Once melted, drop small dots of the candy melts over the paper.
- Using a skewer, drag it through all of the colors until your desired pattern appears.
- Sprinkle with sugar crystals if desired.
- Gently press the witch hats and brooms into the bark.
- Allow to set.
- Break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.
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