A quick and delicious Chocolate Bark that even the kiddos can help make! This treat is topped with a mash up of fun Monster Sprinkles making it a treat everyone will enjoy.
Sprinkle Pop provided me with the Halloween Sprinkles for the recipe. The recipe and opinions are mine and mine alone.
I cannot believe that Halloween is just 2 weeks away…it literally feels like it was just Easter last week! I knew as soon as I saw the incredible selection of themed sprinkles on SPRINKLE POPS site that I wanted to make a Chocolate Bark and once I saw the Monster Mash-Up mix I made up my mind that it would be a Spooky one. The mix has eyeballs, ghosts, mummies and pumpkins all combined with colorful Halloween sprinkles. Take a look:
We don’t get to go Trick-or-Treating anymore so I thought why not make a treat that we can all enjoy. Chocolate Bark is so incredibly easy to make and can be made ahead of when you actually need it. It works out perfectly for me as we have an annual tradition with our families to check out a Haunted Homes Tour in my town where over 20 houses go ALL OUT with creepy decor to spook the neighborhood children (and us adults too!). I already have my bark done and ready to go for when we come back and need something to sweeten our dreams 🙂 .
how do you make chocolate bark?
In just a couple quick steps you will have your bark ready to go in the fridge. You have to first melt your chocolate, which you can do over a double broiler (my preferred method) or in the microwave. If using a double broiler you will want to make sure you have a glass or ceramic bowl as well as a small pot. You want to make sure the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot when placed over top, it should hover just above your water. Fill pot about 2″ with water and simmer over medium heat and keep it at a low bubble. As the bowl heats up it will gently melt your chocolate without burning or seizing.
If melting your chocolate in the microwave you should set the power level to 50% and keep it to 20-30 seconds between stirs at most. Once the chocolate has melted you simply pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out with a spatula. This is where you would add in your toppings and sprinkles before placing it in the fridge to set!
how long does it take for chocolate bark to set?
I generally try to let it sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge, but if you are in a hurry you can pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes and it will set enough for you to break it. Just make sure that the chocolate is hard to the touch before removing otherwise it won’t break into nice chunks.
Spooky Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe
- 2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1 jar Monster Mash Sprinkles
- Food Coloring *If using white chocolate for swirl
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
- Melting the Chocolate can be done either using a double broiler or the microwave. Make sure you keep a close eye on the chocolate as you melt it so it doesn't burn/seize.
- My preferred method is the double broiler (see post for detailed instructions). Place your semi-sweet chocolate in glass bowl and melt over medium heat using double broiler.
- Melting chocolate in the microwave -set the power level to 50% and keep it to 20-30 seconds between stirs at most.
- Once the chocolate has melted you simply pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and evenly spread out with a spatula. ______________________________________________________________________________
- *Adding in White Chocolate* If you want to use white chocolate as well you will need to repeat the steps above for melting, once melted you can add in food coloring (we used red/yellow for orange as well as green). You then take spoonfuls of the white chocolate and put it on top of your semi-sweet. Using a knife or toothpick gently drag the chocolate through to create swirls and mounds for an even creepier effect!! ______________________________________________________________________________
- Cover in sprinkles, saving some of the eyeballs and ghosts to be placed strategically.
- Place it in the fridge to set for a minimum of 2 hours. See post if you NEED your bark to set faster!
Chocolate Bark Toppings
For our bark we chose a creepy Monster Mash-Up sprinkle mix based on the time of year, but you can check out Sprinkle Pop yourself for the endless amount of fun and unique sprinkles for your own chocolate bark creation!
They create custom bespoke sprinkle blends, dyed in house to match any idea a customer may have. If you can dream it, they can create it as a sprinkle mix. I actually ordered an adorable Unicorn Mix as well, loaded with sparkly sprinkles and wafer paper unicorns that I cannot wait to use in a fun treat for you guys to enjoy!
Now, like any recipe, you can get as creative as you want with your chocolate bark toppings! Along with your sprinkle mixes why not add in chopped nuts, dried fruits, candy coated chocolates or even crumbled cookies to make a one-of-a-kind creation you can enjoy! Thinking ahead to Christmas, how fun would it be to order one of their 15+ Holiday sprinkle mixes and create some bark to give as gifts? Easy, inexpensive and DELICIOUS.
How do you break chocolate bark?
There are a couple of ways you can break it, really it depends on how “uniform” you want your pieces. I believe that each piece should be unique so I am a fan of the break by hand method! Simply hold the sheet of bark in your hands and gently snap in half. Then continue to snap into smaller pieces until you have broken the entire slab.
You can also choose to use a sharp paring knife to help you get more concise sizes for your pieces. In order to do that, you simply place your bark on a cutting board and gently cut into it to break pieces off. You can skor it first (which is going to help guide the bark when you break it) by using the knife to run along the bark without cutting all the way through.
Whichever way you choose to break it your bark will be a delicious treat that monsters, goblins and vampires will want a second helping of!
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