You can make your own Halloween candy at home. This simple recipe for Sweet and Salty Halloween bark is filled with candy corn, peanuts, and Reese’s Pieces.
Happy Halloween!Candy corn will be disappearing from many store shelves soon. Some of you will be happy for that. I know you either love it or hate it. One of the fun things about candy corn is that when you combine it with peanuts, it tastes like a Pay Day Candy Bar. Now, even if you hate candy corn, you may just love Pay Days. I like them both. Actually Pay Days are in my top 5 candy bar list.
As a quick last minute Halloween treat, I put together some Halloween bark. I tossed together the candy corn and peanuts and bumped up the flavor by adding some Reese’s Pieces and caramel bits and mixed them all with white candy melts. A bit of dark candy melt drizzle and I was done, and so is this post:) I’ve got to get back to planning my party. Two days until my guests arrive.
Sweet and Salty Halloween Bark
12 ounces White Candy Melts
1 cup peanuts
3/4 cup candy corn
3/4 cup Reese’s Pieces
1/2 cup caramel bits
12 Dark Cocoa Candy Melt Wafers (1 ounce)
Pour white candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 40 seconds. Remove and stir. Heat on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Let sit for 2 minutes, then stir again vigorously. If not melted, heat on high for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted. Melt dark cocoa candy melts on high for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Combine peanuts, candy corn, Reese’s Pieces, and caramel bits. Reserve 3/4 of a cup to sprinkle on top of bark.
Pour candy corn mix into white candy melts. Stir just to combine.
Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet or sheets. I had to use two because I can’t get a big pan into my side by side freezer.
Sprinkle the reserved 3/4 cup of candy corn mix on top.
Drizzle on the dark cocoa candy melts. I poured my candy coating into a pastry bag to drizzle, but you can just dip a fork into the candy and drizzle it over the bark.
Freeze for 10-15 minutes until the candy is set.
Break up into pieces. Allow to come to room temperature before eating. Store in an airtight container for up to a month. This would make a nice candy to serve at Thanksgiving too. Instead of drizzling on dark cocoa candy melts, you could use light candy cocoa melts and give it more of an earthy looking color pallet.
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