Turn homemade or store-bought chocolate bars into these Jeepers Creepers Halloween Candy Bars. Each dark chocolate bar is decorated with creepy candy eyes.
We have been busy decorating our house for our Halloween party and while sorting through bins of Halloween decorations, I came across a set of window-cling eyes that I've had for years.
These spooky eyes have peered out at my guests from under our glass dining room table, have peeked through shower curtains, and have gazed at everyone through our TV. I love that they are reusable and stick to so many different surfaces.
As I was trying to decide where to place them in our house this year, I was struck with an idea to make these Jeepers Creepers Halloween Chocolate Bars.
This is such a simple project that can be made using store-bought candy and even store-bought candy bars. I did make my own candy bars, but any flat chocolate bar will work just as well.
Jeepers Creepers Halloween Candy Bars
(handmade using tempered pure chocolate or melted confectionery coating/candy melts or use store bought bars)
food coloring markers
an assortment of candy eyes - You can use pre-made or homemade royal icing eyes, candy buttons, confetti sprinkles, M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Skittles, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, and any candy-coated chocolates.
extra chocolate to use as glue to hold the eyes onto the candy bars
candy bar molds, optional
a small bowl
a food-use-only paintbrush or toothpick
Make homemade candy bars if desired.
Make homemade chocolate bars or unwrap store-bought bars.
You can melt and temper pure chocolate or simply melt some confectionery coating/Candy Melts and pour it into candy bar molds. See my Chocolate Making Tips page for more detailed instructions.
Once you fill the molds, tap the mold on the counter to get rid of the air bubbles that have formed. Refrigerate, if using pure chocolate, or freeze, if using candy melts, just until the bars are set, 5-15 minutes.
Un-mold, by turning them upside down while holding your hand under the bar.
If the chocolate is completely set, it should just fall out of the mold. You can press gently on the back side of the mold if needed.
Allow your bars to come up to room temperature before decorating them with candy eyes.
Be sure to reserve a bit of your chocolate to use as glue to attach your eyes.
Attach candy eyes to your candy bars.
Use food coloring markers to draw your eyes onto your candy pieces. I used an assortment of pre-made candy eyes, then also drew eyes on mega candy buttons and confetti sprinkles. Be creative and make lots of different-looking eyes by adding colored irises and bloodshot veins.
Use melted chocolate or candy melts to attach the candy eyes to your chocolate bars. Dip a paintbrush or toothpick into the chocolate and brush the chocolate on the back of your candy eyes. Attach the eyes to your candy bars in pairs.
If you are using store-bought candy bars, just melt one of the bars (or a part of it) to use as the chocolate glue. You can melt it, by finely chopping it, placing it in a small bowl, and heating it in the microwave. I would suggest heating it on high for 10 seconds, then stirring, then again for 10 seconds, then stirring.
After that, you might want to try 50% power for 10 seconds. Stir until melted. The time and temperature will depend on the amount of chocolate you are melting.
Package your bars in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts.
These Halloween candy bars will stay fresh for months if stored at room temperature.