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Halloween Bark Recipe and other Last-Minute Halloween Ideas! If you are anything like me, your day (life) whizzes by at entirely too fast of a pace. Decisions are made in an instant, although you’d rather ponder over them for days, and events come and go in a hot flash.

Sometimes these decisions change on a dime… a few times.

You are, are not, are, are not, are, are NOT, Are, ARE NOT, ARRRRRRE having a Halloween Party this year!

Halloween Bark Recipe

Good for you. When this sort of decision is made at the last-minute, QUICK and EASY are our two favorite words. And let’s throw in “cute” for good measure.

Candy Bark is one of my favorite go-to treats for any holiday because it takes only moments to make and disappears faster than a flying banshee.

This particular Bark Recipe is a festive way to celebrate the witching hour… or a resourceful method of using up your Halloween loot!

Simply melt and pour the chocolate onto wax paper, then drop your favorite Halloween candies, and candy bar pieces over the top. Allow it to dry and break into pieces. See? Quick and easy, perfect for you last-minute party animals!

Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Bark Recipe

Yield: 12+

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


2 - 11 oz. bags milk chocolate chips
1 - 11 oz. bag white chocolate chips
3 large (or 12 mini) candy bars, roughly chopped
1 cup candy corns
1 cup "spooky" candy (eyeballs, bones, bugs...)


Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Pour the milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 60 seconds, then stir. Continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth.

Pour the chocolate onto the prepared cookie sheet and smooth to the edges.

Repeat with the white chocolate. Then pour it on top of the milk chocolate. Swirl with a spatula.

Sprinkle the chopped candy bar over the chocolate. Then sprinkle the candy corns and the "spooky" candy on top.

Place in the fridge for 20 minutes--until hard. Then break into pieces and store in an air-tight container. *Don't keep this is the fridge because chilling the chocolate too long causes it to get cloudy.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Here are a few BRILLIANT Last-Minute Halloween Ideas I think you’ll like:

Door Monster from IdleWife

Cheese Monsters from Cute Food for Kids

Candy Centerpiece from One Charming Party

Mummy Cookies from Cookin’ Canuck

Glow Stick Lanterns from Lil Blue Boo

Crimson Halloween Punch from Cook, Shoot, Eat

If you’ve got a Spooktacular Last-Minute Halloween Idea, Share it Here:

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44 Responses to “Spooky Bark”

  1. Bev Weidnerposted October 27, 2011 at 5:36 am

    That purple wig made me jump.

    The eyes though were totally fine.

    (i need coffee.)


  2. Alex Radhoseposted October 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Spooky :)


  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted October 27, 2011 at 7:03 am

    omg these are fabulous!


  4. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Timeposted October 27, 2011 at 7:13 am

    How fun are those ideas. We have our neighborhood hay ride and treat party and I may just have to do this for the kids. Thanks for sharing the simplicity and for the linky thing.


  5. Rosie @ Sweetapolitaposted October 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

    This is crazy! I absolutely love it all. The spooky bark is so creative–so fabulous!


  6. Wenderlyposted October 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Love the spooky bark! Fun ideas!


  7. Katrinaposted October 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Love the bark with the bones sticking out! Fun ideas.


  8. jennifurlaposted October 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    you bark has me giggling


  9. My German Kitchen...in the Rockiesposted October 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

    What a great idea! Love the pictures. I know my kids would love that spooky bark.


  10. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted October 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love the shot with the skeleton laying on the table! Maybe he ate too much candy :) Love this idea – makes me wish for little kids again. We always had a Halloween theme birthday party for my son (birthday 10/21) but he just turned 25 so I don’t think he wants a dress up party anymore. Makes me sad :(


  11. DessertForTwoposted October 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

    That cat seriously freaks me out.
    Good thing I could just shove handfuls of this bark in my face to forget it!


  12. Laurenposted October 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Chocolate with candy embedded into it is my kind of treat! Yes, I could eat that whooooole pan.


  13. JulieDposted October 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a great idea! I love the bones! :)


  14. Lizposted October 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Oh, Sommer, your bark looks fabulous!! And I zeroed in on the butterfinger bits…YUM!


  15. jaclynposted October 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

    love it! this is certainly the spookiest bark i’ve ever seen. i’m impressed with the plethora of creepy candy you found…we don’t seem to have a lot of fun halloween candy in the stores this year near me…jealous of those little bones! amazing.


  16. Sireeshaposted October 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Omg Really Spooky …Fabulous :)


  17. sippitysupposted October 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Now there’s a bark I’d bite! GREG


  18. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

    That cat did freak me out.. Not the limbs, nope. Those are so cute :D


  19. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted October 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I don’t think I would have ever thought of something so clever!


  20. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted October 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love the skeleton hands coming out of the bark. So creative! I also happen to be addicted severely to candy corn. :) Great idea!


  21. Shannonposted October 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    So cute! I’m always needing last minute ideas!!


  22. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I love the bark. There is a whole lot of candy going on there. I think my teeth are already rotting. Love it!


  23. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted October 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    This is pretty much the coolest (and spookiest) bark I have seen! I LOVE it!


  24. Jenn@Baking Jenn's Blogposted October 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    What a great idea for a quick and easy Halloween treat! Just like everyone else said, the cat is extremely freaky!


  25. Baking Serendipityposted October 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I love candy bark too! I’ve never made it with candy corn though…what an awesome color addition :)


  26. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted October 28, 2011 at 1:16 am

    What a fun idea!


  27. marlaposted October 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    These treats are awesome! Love the hands poking out!! Just linked up my pumpkin pie :)


  28. Cookin' Canuckposted October 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    This bark looks like a ball to make. My kids would love helping me with this. Thanks so much for featuring my mummy cookies.


  29. Angie's Recipesposted October 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Perfect halloween treat!


  30. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted October 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Your Halloween ideas are so good, they’re spooky! Love the hand emerging from the punch and the centrepiece is awesome.


  31. Kellyposted October 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I love the bark and your last minute Halloween ideas! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween :)


  32. Sanjeeta kkposted October 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Ha..ha..bark with the bones is so spooky! And that purple wig too :)


  33. Heleneposted October 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I want to make the Glow Stick Lanterns for Halloween. Love the idea.


  34. Eliotposted October 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Where did you find the skeletal candy??


    • Sommer — October 29th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

      Hi! I just found them at the grocery store in the seasonal section. :)


  35. Kitaposted October 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I love this! Those feet sticking up – the hissing cat in the background – this is an awesome post – and if its last minute I am on the floor shocked because it came together so well!


  36. Dmarieposted October 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    too cute! I’d never thought of making such things as a quick take along. LOVE that idea (with or without the skeleton!)


  37. Cheilseaposted October 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

    This is awesome!! I’ll definitely have to try this next year.

    I would love for you to follow my new blog: http://allthingscheilsea.blogspot.com

    Happy Halloween!


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  39. Alaiyo Kiasiposted October 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I think this is the best and most creative Halloween spread I’ve ever seen. I’m working from home today, and I think I can squeeze in some time to make the Halloween Bark. Thanks for sharing your site via Stumble Upon. Keep the great posts coming! I’m a new fan.



  40. Claudiaposted October 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

    This bark would make a kid out of anyone – such fun and so clever. The centerpiece ideas are similarly grand – they just celebrate Halloween and autumn.


  41. Georgia Pellegriniposted November 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    This is so fun and clever!


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