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Halloween candy bark

This post has a very American title but any UK equivalents just don't sound the same. Halloween sweets in chocolate doesn't have quite the same ring to it does it?

I took a trip to Asda for the ingredients to make this but I discovered it's actually quite difficult to find sweets that are actually Halloween, as in shaped like bats etc. There was a lot of multi-packs of standard sweets and some M&M's in Halloween colours, but they were peanut and I don't like them. The only thing I could find was a Maynards set in a plastic Dracula that set me back £3, which was a bit more than I really wanted to pay. To be honest I couldn't really find the sort of stuff I wanted at all, but what I picked up would have to do. Edit - I discovered later if you go to Tesco they have a much better selection of actual Halloween sweets

Halloween candy bark

I used:
  • 1 200g block of Asda dark chocolate (£1.20)
  • Tango popping candy sachets (cherry, orange and apple) x 30 (£1.00)
  • Maynards Halloween mix (which contains 1 x 145g Sour tricks, 1 x 145g Spooky treats and 1x 160g Myths and Monsters) (£3)
  • Asda pumpkins & bats sprinkles (£1)   
You'll also need:
  • Saucepan
  • Pyrex bowl (that can sit comfortably on the saucepan)
  • Dish
  • Cling film
Halloween candy bark

The Maynards set actually contains quite a lot of sweets and I only used around 7 of them, so there's plenty left over for you to eat separately or maybe bag up for Trick or Treating gifts (if you like to give them out). Also, although the Myths and Monsters packs did contain some Halloween appropriate sweets it also contained mermaids and unicorns, which couldn't really be any less Halloween! 

Here's how to make it:
  1. Start by preparing some kind of dish to pour the melted chocolate in to and line this with some cling film. The cling film means the chocolate doesn't stick to the dish when it sets and can be peeled away from the chocolate. 
  2. Fill the saucepan with water but make sure this doesn't touch the bottom of the Pyrex bowl. Heat up the water but try not to let it boil if possible so as not to burn the chocolate, simmering water is better.
  3. Break the chocolate up into smaller chunks and add a few at a time to the bowl, letting them melt before adding the next ones and stirring all the time.
  4. Once melted pour half of the chocolate into the lined bowl and add the popping candy. I used six sachets, two of each flavour.
  5. Pour the rest of the chocolate over the top and add whatever sweets you've bought pushing them down slightly into the chocolate, but not so they're covered.
  6. Pop in the fridge and wait for it to cool and set.
  7. Once set take out of the dish, peel off the cling film and break into rough chunks. 
Halloween candy bark

Once finished you can pop this in a box to give as a gift, arrange on some suitably Halloween themed paper plates for a party or just eat it yourself. As I said I'm disappointed I couldn't get the sort of sweets I wanted for this but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and it tasted amazing. I did stand my tombstone sweet up in the chocolate but when I fetched it from the fridge I was disappointed to find it had fallen over!

Will you be making any Halloween treats?

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  1. Mmm this actually looks really tasty! : ) I'm super excited for halloween now! xo

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. It was really nice actually, a little on the fattening/sugar rush side, but very nice! x

  2. This looks so original!! Love it and will give it a try!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    1. It's very easy to do just make sure you don't scold yourself on the steam from the boiling water x

  3. This is such a cute idea, the problem is I'd want to eat it all myself!

    1. I managed to share it around and not hog it all to myself! x

  4. I love this idea. I always mean to make things at Halloween, buy the decorations but never do! xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

    1. I love Halloween and like to try and do a few things for it each year but this year I've been so disorganised and this is the only thing I've done! x

  5. I love this it simple but really thoughtful! I may have to steal this recipe to make it!

    Lucy |

    1. It's certainly not my idea to steal, candy barks are all over Pinterest! x


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