Hauntingly delicious Halloween cookie bark (and a great way to use up leftover candy!)

Is Halloween your favorite time of year because of the thrilling variety of candy ready for you to devour? We agree! Make a wicked amount of this Halloween cookie bark, inspired by Flour On My Face, for a hauntingly huge Halloween treat fix.

Every eerily irresistible bite features delectable layers of graham cracker, chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, Reese’s Pieces, mini marshmallows, candy corn, and sprinkles. This recipe calls for our favorite combination of sweet treats, but is easily adaptable to include whatever Halloween candy or cookies you’re craving (or have lots of Halloween candy leftovers).

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We use melted milk chocolate and orange candy melts to stay true to the traditional Halloween color theme. If you’re not a fan of milk chocolate, swap in semisweet or dark chocolate chips to make the chocolate layer darker and, best yet, richer in flavor. You can even substitute white chocolate and no one will complain.

Halloween cookie bark is the perfect ghoulish snack for Halloween party treat bags, neighborly gifts, and using up that blood-curdling surplus of leftover candy and cookies that magically appeared in your kitchen. Let your little goblins get their hands in the sweets and help you layer this frighteningly fast, easy, and fun treat recipe.

Make ahead amazing: This Halloween cookie bark needs to be refrigerated overnight for the chocolate and candy melts to firm up. We know waiting for hours to sink your teeth into the layers of candies and cookies can be painful, but there is an upside to this Halloween recipe. You can make multiple batches up to 1 week in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator until you need it (which will be every day until it’s all gone).

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Melt the milk chocolate

In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, combine milk chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening. Melt the chocolate, stirring often, until it is creamy and smooth. Keep the chocolate warm to make sure it is easily spreadable into a layer.

Melt the milk chocolate


Melt the candy melts

In a second double boiler or heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, combine the orange candy melts and 1 tablespoon shortening. Melt the candy, stirring often, until it is creamy and smooth. Keep warm so it is spreadable.

Melt the candy melts


Start with the graham cracker layer

This cookie bark features chewy and crunchy textures. The first layer of crunch comes from graham crackers. Prepare an 8-inch square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. This parchment paper will help you remove the cookie bark after it has firmed up. Arrange the graham crackers, breaking whole crackers into segments if needed, to cover the bottom of the dish completely.

Start with the graham cracker layer


Make the milk chocolate layer

Pour melted milk chocolate over the graham crackers. Use a spatula to evenly spread the chocolate out to the corners and edges of the dish.

Make the milk chocolate layer


Make the orange candy melt layer

Pour the melted candy over the chocolate layer and use a spatula to spread it evenly to the edges and corners of the dish.

Make the orange candy melt layer


Layer with candies and cookies

Now the sweet tooth fun begins. Scatter mini marshmallows all over the orange candy layer. Generously sprinkle crushed Oreos over the marshmallows. Randomly litter the Reese’s Pieces over the Oreos. Drop the candy corn all over the Reese’s Pieces. Finally, add the Halloween colored sprinkles over the top.

Layer with candies and cookies


Give the cookie bark a press

To make sure the candy and crushed cookies adhere to the bark, you need to gently press them into the melted chocolate and candy melts. Place a piece of parchment paper over the top of the candy and use your hands to apply pressure.

Give the cookie bark a press


Refrigerate overnight

Let your Halloween cookie bark chill. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator to let the melted chocolate and candy melts to set up and harden.

Refrigerate overnight


Break apart and serve

Carefully tip the baking dish over and pop out the cookie bark. Use your hands to break the bark into pieces. Set the cookie bark on a serving platter and watch it deliciously disappear.

Break apart and serve


How’s this for trick or treat!

How's this for trick or treat!


Serve up a platter of Halloween cookie bark at your next party!

Serve up a platter of Halloween cookie bark at your next party


A unique and fun Halloween dessert

A unique and fun Halloween dessert


Look at all these textures and flavors!

Look at all the textures and flavors!


Spooky spiders!

Spooky spiders


So many fun treats all in one candy!

So many fun treats all in one candy!


Halloween cookie bark

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, divided
  • 1 bag orange Wilton Candy Melts
  • 5 graham crackers, whole
  • 6 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup of candy corn
  • Halloween colored sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon shortening until creamy and smooth. Keep warm.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the orange candy melts and 1 tablespoon shortening until creamy and smooth. Keep warm.
  3. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  4. Cover the bottom of the pan with the whole pieces of graham crackers.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate on top of the graham crackers, spreading it out to the edges and corners of the dish.
  6. Pour the orange candy melts over the chocolate layer and spread it out to the corners and edges of the dish.
  7. Randomly sprinkle the marshmallows over the orange candy melts.
  8. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos over the top of the marshmallows.
  9. Sprinkle the Reese’s Pieces over the top of the Oreos.
  10. Sprinkle the candy corn over the top of the Reese’s Pieces.
  11. Sprinkle the Halloween colored sprinkles over the top of the candy corn.
  12. Place a piece of parchment paper over the top of the candy. Gently apply pressure over all the toppings to embed them in the melted chocolate.
  13. Allow the cookie bark to harden overnight.
  14. Carefully remove the cookie bark. Use your hands to break it into pieces, then serve.

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