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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Easy Candy Bark


Who else always gets to the day after Halloween and wonders what to do with all the candy they've got kicking around the house? I know a few parents who trade their kid's candy for money or a toy but if you're like me and have a sweet tooth, you don't mind the extra treats in the house (should I mention here that I do ration the candy/ hide it so the sugar rushes are somewhat avoided?).

Now that the trick- or- treating is behind us, why not do something fun with all that candy? Have you ever made chocolate bark? It's pretty much the simplest thing you can make and it's a great way to use up some of those sweets (and not that I want to bring up Christmas the day after Halloween, but this would be cute to make for the holidays- just wrap it up in cellophane). You can use melting chocolate like I did or chop up a bunch of those mini bars and melt them for the bark. The options for this are endless- you just have to pick your favourites to use and try not to eat them all as you go!

Ingredients:
- melting chocolate (you can also chop up mini chocolate bars & use them instead)
- assorted candy
- sprinkles




Directions:

1. Begin by brining a pot of water to a boil & melting the chocolate in a double boiler (I use a Pyrex jug to make it easier to grab/ hold onto to pour out the melted chocolate).

2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.


3. Take all your candy out of the wrappers (and try not to eat too much while you do! ;) )


4. When the chocolate has melted, pour it onto your baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out until it's about 1/8" thick (I totally failed on getting out the lumps/ air bubbles ;) ).


5. Now for the best part! Toss on your candies & sprinkles to your heart's content. Allow to cool- pop in the fridge for about half an hour to help it set/ solidify faster.










6. When the chocolate has cooled/ hardened, break the bark into pieces and enjoy!