I will happily admit to being a lover of sweets, of candy and yes, of chocolate – both white and dark. It be helped. My mom is to blame, as I’m certain she passed her ‘sweet tooth’ right on to me. This means, I rarely miss an opportunity to create a holiday related treat that both my family and I can enjoy. My small people are fairly easy to please when it comes to sweets – but add some of their favorite ingredients and they are hooked.
It’s a treat we’ll also by sharing at our annual Halloween ‘Trunk or Treat’ festival. Hosted by the school, the kids dress up and ‘trick or treat’ from one car to the next in the school’s parking lot. It is a safe and fun environment allowing the kids to spend time with their friends and support their school (and come home with plenty of candy a FULL WEEK before Halloween).
Easily a favorite -this treat is easy, delicious and fits right in with the holiday theme.
Corn Flakes and Candy Halloween Bark
The ingredients are simple:
- 2 Cups of CornFlakes
- 1 pound of white chocolate (or both white and dark if you’d like to mix like I do) – do not use chips
- 1 Cup of Candy Corn
- 1 Cup Holiday colored M&Ms
- Halloween Sprinkles
And the directions? Just as easy:
- Cover a 9 1/2 by 11 baking tray with wax paper
- Spray wax paper lightly with cooking spray
- Spread 2 cups of Corn Flakes on the wax paper from edge to edge
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler (if you have one) or in the microwave (like me) for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each interval until liquid
- Pour the chocolate over the Corn Flakes, careful to spread evenly
- (If you are using more than one kind of chocolate, do one first and then add the second, cutting through the entire mixture with a knife to blend them together)
- Sprinkle the candy – the Candy Corn and M&Ms on top (pressing lightly with a piece of wax paper if necessary to push the candy into the chocolate mixture)
- Dash the holiday sprinkles over the entire pan
Put the entire pan in the refrigerator for an hour, peel the wax paper away and break apart.
Enjoy every last bite.