This spooky season why not give this easy Halloween boo bark recipe a try!
This cute boo bark is made from orange candy with edible eyes and fun Halloween sprinkles and it comes together in 15 minutes! Add in all your leftover Halloween candy like candy corns for a super simple Halloween treat!
✏️ Recipe creation
I wanted to create cute Halloween treats to hand out on Halloween to kids. This spooky bark is great for trick-or-treaters because it’s colourful, Halloween-themed and appropriate for all ages.
It’s also gluten-free and nut-free depending on what candy you add in, so a good one to gift.
This recipe is so simple with only 2 ingredients – candy melts and Halloween sprinkles / candy.
You can make it in 20mins so it’s perfect as a last-minute Halloween gift idea or dessert table addition for Halloween parties.
This Halloween bark recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- Candy melts (orange or other colour)
- Halloween sprinkles / candy
See the recipe card for quantities.
I like to use orange candy wafers for this Halloween bark recipe as it’s such a bright festive colour. You can use any colour though, like a spooky purple or green.
Or even swap candy buttons for white, milk or dark chocolate. If you use white chocolate you can add in an oil-based or powder-based food colouring e.g. orange food colouring.
I like using Halloween sprinkles, like edible candy eyes, but you can use any spooky candy treats – especially great for using leftover Halloween candy!
This spooky bark is vanilla flavoured from the candy melts. However, you can add 1 teaspoon of orange extract for an orange-flavoured bark.
Step 1: In a heatproof bowl, microwave the candy melts in the microwave for 20sec bursts, stirring between bursts until fully melted.
Step 2: Pour melted candy into an 8-inch tin (or larger tin / cookie sheet) lined with greaseproof paper, then smooth out.
Step 3: Top with Halloween candy and sprinkles then refrigerate until set (roughly 10-15mins).
Step 4: Remove your set bark from the tin and peel off the greaseproof paper. Snap the slab into pieces and enjoy!
🎥 Recipe video
Check out the recipe video below for how to make the best Halloween bark! Or take a look at this Halloween candy bark webstory.
Your spooky boo bark should last up to 1 month at room temperature stored in an airtight container.
If it’s hot where you live, you might need to store your homemade Halloween candy bark in the refrigerator.
I've found Halloween bark doesn't freeze too well.
💭 Top tips
- Even if your baking pan is non-stick, I recommend lining your tin with parchment paper or grease-proof paper.
- I find it easiest to use a microwave to heat the candy buttons.
- Leave a small overhang of paper to make it easier to lift your bark out of the tin after it sets.
- If your Halloween bark is difficult to snap into little pieces straight from the fridge, let it come up to room temperature first.
- If you like your bark to be a little bit softer, you can add 1 teaspoon of oil to your melted candy before your spread it onto your tin.
- This easy treat is the perfect Halloween gift! Place your easy Halloween bark shards into a mason jar, then add a festive ribbon with a gift tag. Alternatively, you can fill cellophane plastic candy bags and use colourful ties.
❔ Recipe FAQs
Your Halloween bark should last for up to 1 month stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Not really… I’ve tried this before and the bark texture can come out a little different afterwards.
Yes, this is a gluten-free Halloween bark recipe.
However, check the allergens listed on your ingredients and decorations just in case, as there can be cross-contamination warnings depending on the candy used.
You can use the double boiler method. On medium-low heat, boil water in a medium saucepan and melt your candy melts in a heatproof bowl placed on top. The steam from the boiling water heats the bowl and melts it gently.
I like to use edible eyes and Halloween sprinkles (bats and bones) to top this Halloween bark.
However, you can instead use colourful Halloween sprinkles – think purples, oranges, greens and blacks.
Alternatively, use your favourite Halloween candy and treats. Why not make a candy corn bark with eyeballs in it?
Or add pretzels, Halloween M&M's, gummy worms and more to make it a Halloween crack candy bark. It’s one of the best Halloween party candy ideas because there’s something for everyone.
That, and the kids will have so much fun helping you to decorate!
🧁 Other goodies
Looking for some other easy Halloween goodies?
Check out these festive recipes for more spooky season baking and trick-or-treat dessert ideas:
- Pink Halloween monster cake – one of the best Halloween treats with eyes
- Marbled orange spiderweb cakesicles
- Pumpkin-shaped cake pops
- Halloween graveyard dirt cake (a no-bake Halloween recipe)
If you’re a cake pop fan, check out this collection of the best Halloween cake pops ideas. Or for pumpkin-themed goodies, take a look at these best pumpkin-shaped dessert recipe ideas. If spiders are your thing, check out these tasty spider dessert ideas.
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Halloween Boo Bark
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- 8inch (20cm) square baking tin or larger size
- 340 g (12 oz) orange candy melts
- Halloween candy and sprinkles
- In a heatproof bowl, microwave the candy melts in the microwave for 20sec bursts, stirring between bursts until fully melted.
- Pour melted candy into a 8-inch tin (or larger tin / cookie sheet) lined with greaseproof paper, then smooth out.
- Top with Halloween candy and sprinkles then refrigerate for at least 15mins until set.
- Remove your set bark from the tin and peel off the greaseproof paper. Snap the slab into pieces and enjoy!
- Use your favourite or leftover Halloween candy and sprinkles for this bark. Personally, I'm a bit fan of adding edible candy eyes!
- I like using orange candy melts, but you can swap for another colour of candy wafers for chocolate (white, milk or semi-sweet / dark).
Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.
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