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Halloween Candy Bark

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


2-3/4 pounds

My kids and I wanted to make a treat using the beautiful colors of fall and some candy that's special for Halloween. Let the kids customize by using their favorite candies and cookies.—Peggie Brott, Carthage, New York
Halloween Candy Bark Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups pretzels, coarsely chopped
  • 10 Oreo cookies, chopped
  • 3/4 cup candy corn
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil with butter. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients; press into candy coating. Let stand about 1 hour.
  2. Break or cut bark into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 ounce: 152 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • rena 55
    Sep 23, 2017

    Such a fun recipe for kids to help with. The choices for candies are endless and you can use your families favorites. This is something even our youngest grandchild was able to help with and feel so accomplished! I used the fall M&M's and the Oreoes with orange filling!

  • Queenlalisa
    Oct 25, 2016

    This was really a tasty and pretty treat. I think I will double the peanuts and leave out the Oreos next time.

  • delowenstein
    Oct 6, 2013

    I prepared this recipe for the first time and I used 14-oz. package of Make & Mold White Mint Candy Wafer Disks, 2 Tsp. butter for greasing the foil, 2 cups Utz's sour dough pretzels, broken into small pieces, about 1 cup miniature Oreo sandwich cookies, broken into small pieces, 3/4 cup INDIAN corn as I didn't have candy corn on hand, 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, 1/2 cup miniature M & M baking bits in place of the regular milk chocolate M & M candy. I melted the discs in a double boiler over boiling water until smooth, then I used a 14x10" baking pan to line with the foil. I put the balance of the butter IN with the meltedcandy wafer disks after greasing the foil. What I did was prepare the bark and then I refrigerated the candy to have it firm up. (FOR ME, I'd found that chilling the candy makes it firm and easier for me to handle.) I think the candy looked very colorful! I plan to take it to one of the depts. where I volunteer at the local hospital! Peggie Brott, thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein p.s. I omitted the Reese's pieces! But who knows? I plan to use this recipe again & will plan to purchase candy corn & Reese's pieces and perhaps a package of the Harvest mix (candy pmpkins, candy corn, Indian corn combination)! I sampled the bark and I found it to be tasty! I admit that the toppings did fall off and I think that I also WILL scale back on the toppings so that they don't come off! "Momoflandl"'s suggestion WAS a very good one-trimming down the quantities of the toppings so that they stay on the candy and don't fall off! DELowenstein

  • momoflandl
    Aug 25, 2013

    This was easy and a hit with the kids. I think all the toppings were good but just a lot of overall stuff on there. Next time I will trim the quantities down a bit so that the extras don't fall off.