Fall beckons with its amber-hued leaves and crisp air, and what better way to embrace its charm than with a delightful treat inspired by the season’s favorite candy? Our Candy Corn Bark is not just a visual feast with its vibrant colors, but also a delightful mélange of textures and flavors. With every bite, experience the creamy melt of white chocolate, the iconic sweetness of candy corn, the crunch of pretzels, and the nutty goodness of roasted peanuts. Perfect for Halloween gatherings, festive gifts, or simply to indulge in while wrapped in a cozy blanket, this bark is a celebration of autumn in the sweetest form. Dive in and let the flavors of fall sweep you off your feet! 🍂🍫🌽
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 16 oz white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1/2 cup pretzels, broken into small pieces
- 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts or cashews (optional)
- Sprinkles (orange, yellow, and white for a festive touch)
- A pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Prepare the Surface: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Melt the Chocolate: In a heatproof bowl, melt the white chocolate. You can do this using a microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted. Alternatively, use a double boiler method by placing the bowl over simmering water and stirring continuously until melted.
- Add Toppings: Pour the melted white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it into a thin layer using a spatula. While the chocolate is still wet, evenly sprinkle the candy corn, broken pretzels, and nuts (if using) over the top. Add festive sprinkles for an extra touch of color. If you like a sweet and salty combo, lightly sprinkle the sea salt over the top.
- Chill: Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let the bark set for at least 30 minutes.
- Break into Pieces: Once the bark has fully set, remove it from the refrigerator. Using your hands or a knife, break the bark into irregular pieces.
- Serve & Store: Serve immediately, and enjoy the delightful crunch and sweetness of your Candy Corn Bark! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe! You can add dried fruits, different nuts, or even drizzle with dark or milk chocolate for added depth. This bark makes for a fantastic Halloween treat or a delightful gift when packaged in a decorative bag or tin.