This delightfully creepy candy bark combines two kinds of chocolate and Oreos to make easy Halloween chocolates that are sure to please ghouls both big and small.
Author:The Simple, Sweet Life
Prep Time:30 minutes
Set Time:15 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
20 oz dark chocolate
5 oz white chocolate
2 oz red candy melts
Black food gel coloring
Melt 15 oz dark chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until completely melted. Add a little black food coloring to darken.
Stir together with melted dark chocolate and spread out over a 9″x13″ baking sheet. Cool at room temperature until set.
Melt white chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until completely melted. Drizzle over dark chocolate/Oreo bark. Add sprinkles if desired. Allow to set at room temperature.
Melt remaining dark chocolate over double boiler. Add black food coloring to dark.
Pour half of the chocolate into a piping bag. Snip a hole in the end and use to pipe the bodies and heads of the spiders.
Pour the remaining chocolate into another piping bag. Snip a smaller hole in the end and use to pipe the legs. Allow to set at room temperature.
Melt the red candy melts in a double boiler. Pour into a piping bag and use to pipe eyes and hour glass shape on the bodies of the spiders.
Keep your kitchen equipment/utensils free of water when melting the chocolate. Getting water in the melting/melted chocolate will cause it to seize.
Using candy melts in place of the dark chocolate: If you’d prefer to use black candy melts in place of tinting the dark chocolate, simply substitute the 20 oz of dark chocolate for 20 oz black candy melts.
If the chocolate is too thick: You can thin it by adding a little bit of vegetable shortening. Stir a little bit in, stirring until it’s completely melted and test to see if it’s the consistency you want. A little bit goes a long way.
Creating the white chocolate webbing: Use a spoon to create large dollops of white chocolate. Then drizzle the remaining white chocolate over the bark in thin strings, drawing w a toothpick across the wet chocolate to create the final look.
Don’t have a double boiler? You can melt your chocolate in the microwave using 10 second increments. Just be careful, it’s very easy to over-cook chocolate this way.
Cutting up your candy bark: The easiest way to get clean cuts on a candy bark is to run your knife under hot water between each cut.
Storing candy bark: Candy bark can be stored in a cool, dark place in an air-tight container for several months.