October 23, 2019
I made a really easy Halloween treat with my girls and a few of their friends over the weekend and I wanted to share it with you. It’s cute, it’s easy to make and it’s yummy….it’s called “Boo Bark” or Halloween bark. I got the idea from Trader Joes while I was shopping there a few weeks ago. I saw this Boo Bark in their chocolate section and I thought it was so adorable! I bought some for my kids as a treat and then realized it wasn’t gluten friendly so Stella would’t be able to have it, insert sad face emoji. But then I realized how fun it would be for us to make our own version. I am always down for an activity that I can do with my kids that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort…that makes me sound kinda lazy, but realistically we are a busy family short on time!
I wanted to share this idea with you because my girls, their friends and I had tons of fun making this and I might just have redeemed myself after the slime ban I placed on our household, lol. This treat is totally customizable, you can add whatever you want to it. We hit up our local Bulk Barn and got all the ingredients we needed. We went with Belgian Chocolate melting waffers, mini reese’s pieces, halloween sprinkle mix, candy corn (not gluten free) and the most important part…the candy eyeballs! The trickiest part is melting the chocolate and we did it the slow way – in a double broiler. Well, it was actually just a pot placed inside a bigger pot with boiling water, but same idea. My oldest was really pushing to put the chocolate in the microwave, but I know you can ruin chocolate that way. As a matter of fact, we bought some white melting waffers because we were going to do a white marble effect on the bark, and I let Sadie microwave it and it got ruined. It went all gummy and grainy. No bueno. I know there are ways to melt chocolate and waffers in the microwave, so if you are going to go that route, double check the “how to’s” with google.Once we had the chocolate melted, we spread it on some parchment paper. I gave each kiddo their own potion to work with. I had the candy options in bowls for them to easily grab. I let them go to it, placing, candy, eyeballs and sprinkles how they saw fit on their own portion of chocolate. I will say they managed to get A LOT of candy onto their bark…I guess that’s half the fun. Once they were done, we put the bark in the fridge to set, and after about an hour, it was ready. They probably enjoyed the sampling part the most!
I thought this would be a really cute treat to bring to a Halloween or class party. It’s one of those things that looks really cool and impressive but requires very little work or effort. You’re welcome! Now it’s time to get out the Halloween decorations, I am very behind this year! We still have a little over a week to go…the countdown is on around here! Hope you enjoyed this post and if you liked it, please pin it or share it.
Thanks so much friends!