Well, readers, I don’t do recipes very often because it is just too darn easy to post a recipe and a couple of pictures but fall weather always puts me in the mood to start cooking. I made a very tasty October bark combination and thought I would share it with you. It is so easy and even those who find cooking a challenge will be able to do this quickly and easily!
Here is a picture of my finished product:
Here is how I made it…
1-12 oz. pkg. Wilton vanilla flavored Candy Melts
1-12 oz. pkg. Wilton light cocoa flavored Candy Melts
1 Cup pretzel sticks (broken in halves or thirds)
1/2 Cup mini oreos (broken in halves or thirds)
1/2 Cup candy corns
1/2 Cup peanuts
You will need a heat resistant glass mixing bowl to use in the microwave. You will also need a flat surface such as a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a heat resistant class baking dish (I used a rectangular pyrex baking dish and lightly buttered the bottom) of it.
Make sure that your ingredients are all ready.
Empty the package of Wilton Vanilla Candy Melts in the bowl and microwave on medium (use the defrost cycle if you know how to). Stir about every 1 minute until the melts are melted, smooth (not lumpy) when stirred and the consistency of a very thick syrup. When they are this consistency, pour out onto the prepared flat surface and spread out to about 1/4 inch thick very quickly (the melts will start cooling and getting hard as soon as they are poured out. Next, take your ingredients and pour each one over the soft melted candy. After you pour each one press them gently and quickly into the candy.
After all of your ingredients are on top of the melted candy, then pour 1/2 of the bag of Wilton Light Chocolate Candy Melts into the bowl and go through the same process of melting them. Again, when they are the consistency of thick syrup, spoon the chocolate over the candy mixture and press lightly into the candy with your spoon.
The mixture does not have to look perfect and you can’t go wrong with the taste if it.
Allow the finished product to cool for about 45 minutes (until very hard) and then take a kitchen knife or spatula and cut into squares, rectangles or triangles. Stack the cut pieces on a plate or in a covered plastic dish and enjoy! You will probably have lots of crumbs left and I suggest that you not throw them away! Put them all in a sandwich size ziplock and someone in your house will find them and love them. Mr. Joe found mine pretty quickly and almost “inhaled” it.
**Also want to note that you can use any kind of ingredients on this October bark recipe, I used my favorites. You can customize it to your taste. There are many flavors of the Winton candy melts that you can experiment with. I have seen it with everything from Reese’s pieces to Chex cereals on it or in it.**
Love and blessings to you,