Bark is surprisingly simple to make. You just melt chocolate or candy melts, add toppings and let it harden. Sounds easy enough, right? But the fun begins when you get a little creative with colors and toppings. You can truly make bark to fit any theme you might be interested in. Today I am sharing a simple recipe for making Halloween Witch Bark. This is such a fun recipe because the toppings make it look like a witch has melted into the bark. Think Wizard of Oz and you’ll get the idea.
Halloween Witch Bark
There are some supplies that you will need to make this Halloween Witch Bark. Wax paper, a wooden skewer and kitchen scissors will be helpful to have on hand. You may already have these items at home.
First of all, before you make this bark, you will need to make the witches hats. This is done by attaching a Hershey’s kiss to a Keebler Grasshopper cookie.
Unwrap a Hershey’s kiss and add a drop of black decorating gel to the bottom.
Then stick it to the Grasshopper cookie, holding it down for a few seconds until it is fully set. Place finished hats to the side.
Next, you will create the witches broom. Start by taking a mini marshmallow and cutting one end 3/4 of the way up using kitchen scissors. This will create the fringe of the broom.
Poke a pretzel stick into the non-cut side of the mini marshmallow. Now you have a witch’s broom!
To make the colorful bark,our each color of candy melts into their own bowl and melt them according to package directions.
Spread a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper on the counter. Using a spoon, drop small dots of the melted candy melts over the paper. Drag a wooden skewer through all of the colors until your desired pattern appears.
Sprinkle with sugar crystals if desired. I think the sugar crystals add a special touch to the Halloween witch bark.
While the candy melts are still melted, gently press the witch hats and brooms into the bark.
Allow the candy to harden and set so it becomes hard.
When the candy has hardened, remove the bark from the wax paper. It should come off easily. Break it into pieces.
I like to try and get a witch’s hat and broom into each piece of bark. It just looks cooler that way. Also, if you have kids who argue about things being fair, it just makes life easier.
Finally, store your bark in an airtight container.
This bark is great for parties or any Halloween celebration. Another use for it is to bag it up and give it out to trick or treaters.
- Mini Marshmallows
- Pretzel Sticks
- Grasshopper Cookies
- Hershey Kisses
- Black Decorating Gel
- Candy Melts: Bright Green Purple and Black
- Optional: Sprinkles We used sugar crystals
- Make your witch hats. Unwrap a Hershey kiss and add a drop of black decorating gel to the bottom. Stick it to the Grasshopper cookie and set to the side to fully set.
- Make you witch brooms. Poke a mini marshmallow to the end of a pretzel stick.
- Using kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallow ends ¾ of the way up to make the fringe of the broom.
- Pour the candy melts into their own bowls and melt according to package instructions.
- Spread a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper over the counter.
- Once melted, drop small dots of the candy melts over the paper.
- Using a skewer, drag it through all of the colors until your desired pattern appears.
- Sprinkle with sugar crystals if desired.
- Gently press the witch hats and brooms into the bark.
- Allow to set.
- Break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.
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