Chocolate Halloween Bark

Has anyone else seen this in the October 2010 issue of Bon Appetit?  As I was flipping through the magazine and I saw this, I sat up straight and immediately planned when I would be making this.  It looked amazing.  All my favorite candy…on top of chocolate.  What could be better?

I whipped up an extra large batch of this to take to a dinner party and to send off to some friends out of town.  I bought some cute little jars from my local craft store, pretty ribbon, and soon enough, I had a great gift.  Let alone that I saved some for myself…and, admittedly, I cannot stop eating it.  It’s like a candy bar on steroids.

I couldn’t wait to post this.  It’s too good to pass up.

Chocolate Halloween Bark

Servings:  Approximately 30 2-inch pieces


1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips

3 2.1-ounce Butterfinger candy bars, cut into irregular 1-inch pieces

3 1.4-ounce Skor or Heath toffee candy bars, cut into irregular 3/4-inch pieces

8 0.55-ounce peanut butter cups, each cut into 8 wedges

1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts****I used butter toffee coated peanuts from my local grocery store instead (excellent decision, in my opinion 🙂 )

3 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped

Reese’s Pieces

Yellow and orange peanut M&M’s


1. Line baking sheet with foil.

2. Stir chocolate chips in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until melted and warm (not hot) to touch.

3. Pour chocolate onto foil; spread to 1/4-inch thickness (about 12×10-inch rectangle).

4. Sprinkle with Butterfinger candy, toffee, peanut butter cups, and nuts, making sure all pieces touch melted chocolate to adhere

5. Put white chocolate in heavy small saucepan. Stir constantly over very low heat until chocolate is melted and warm (not hot) to touch. Remove from heat.

6. Dip spoon into chocolate; wave from side to side over bark, creating zigzag lines.

7. Scatter Reese’s Pieces and M&M’s over, making sure candy touches melted chocolate.

8. Chill bark until firm, 30 minutes. Slide foil with candy onto work surface; peel off foil. Cut bark into irregular pieces.

Source:  October 2010 Bon Appetit

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October 4, 2010 - 10:53 am

Lori @ RecipeGirl - I did see this recipe. Looks really pretty- I’ve done versions before w/ white chocolate, pretzels, candy corn + M&M’s. Your photo is great!

October 4, 2010 - 11:33 am

naomi - Wow. I love this! It would be great for kids and adults alike!

October 4, 2010 - 11:36 am

Maria - I love making bark. Great additions!

October 4, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Sophia - Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

October 4, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Sophia - Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest – – It looks delicious!

October 4, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Paul - It looks beauyiful. Well done!

October 4, 2010 - 1:53 pm

Jenny - I think I might need to make this for Boo Bash, assuming you are not already. Yum!!

October 4, 2010 - 2:19 pm

KeepItSweet - i recently made a chocolate bark as well- love this combo of toppings, though!

October 4, 2010 - 4:36 pm

Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) - Oh this is being made as soon as I have people to share it with around! I’d eat this all alone and my pants wouldn’t be able to button!

October 5, 2010 - 1:06 am

Pam @ Kitchen Cookware set - I had not seen the recent Bon Appetite so thank you for sharing it, looks surely great for kids and adult alike. Only problem, I am not sure I can wait till Halloween to make it or keep it till then.

October 5, 2010 - 5:31 am

notyet100 - looks yum

October 5, 2010 - 11:03 am

Katy - That looks AMAZING!!!! and super festive.

October 5, 2010 - 11:29 am

Ashton Keefe - I love this, I make Christmas bark during the holidays which is the same type of thing, you’d love it! I think you’d like my blog as well!

October 5, 2010 - 11:35 am

kitchenarian - Great post and great recipe! I will make this soon.

October 5, 2010 - 3:56 pm

Kathryn - What a fun treat! That would be the perfect entry for our Halloween Recipe Contest! You can read all about it here. I hope you decide to enter it!

October 6, 2010 - 2:41 pm

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October 6, 2010 - 7:02 pm

Shanon - Hey Shanon! Just found your blog! I love this idea. Also, I am a one ‘n’ Shanon. 🙂

October 7, 2010 - 3:11 pm

natalie (the sweets life) - yum!!!! I’m tempted to make this but worried I’ll eat it all 🙂 What a fun gift!

October 10, 2010 - 11:17 am

Aussies Kitchen - I also found this recipe and made it… I loved it!

October 16, 2010 - 11:42 am

Kori - Love this!!! Such a fun, festive treat!

October 17, 2010 - 9:23 am

Cassie - This looks amazing!!!
Love the color!!!

October 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

Pink Haired Momma - OH MY GOODNESS!!! How divine! This may work well for my husband to take to work for their halloween fest!! Thanks for sharing!

October 17, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Abby - Yes, please! Looks amazing!

October 17, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Rachel - That looks amazing! I can’t wait to make this! I’d also love to link to it if you didn’t mind.

October 20, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Dina - I LOVE this!! I am a teacher and made this with my class. They loved it. It is all my favorite sweets all rolled up into one!!!

October 23, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Velva - As soon as I saw the recipe in Bon Appetit, it was on my list to try. Oh my, it is good. I plan on serving it up tomorrow afternoon with friends.

Your photo is a really nice one.

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October 28, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Lauren - I just made this for my Halloween party tomorrow and I can’t wait to eat it!!!

October 30, 2010 - 8:57 pm

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November 7, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Robyn - i made this last weekend as a halloween treat and my co-workers loved it! i’ll be making it again at christmas time with red & green m&ms!

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Hilani@Handmade by Hilani - This is so great. I plan to make for a football get together this Sunday.

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September 26, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Nickie H. - Hi! I stumbled on your website and I cannot wait to make this bark!I had never thought to mix peanuts in with the chocolate flavors. YUMM!

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