These fun and adorable, triple-layer, Jack-O-Lantern Candy Bark are the perfect treat for your upcoming Halloween festivities.
Earlier this year I came across the most adorable silicone jack-o-lantern mold, not long after I had made my dark chocolate cherry & peppermint snowflake bark with a similar mold, and I couldn’t wait for Halloween and the opportunity to make another fun candy bark.
I’ve made several more traditional kinds of bark, but I have a fondness for these festive molds, and the adorable candy treats that come from them. I mean, just look at those faces!! They’re almost too cute to eat. Almost.
There are three layers to these little beauties. Crushed oreos, white chocolate, and orange chocolate. The crushed oreos add nice texture to the candy bark, in addition to their chocolate goodness. I’m always going to fit chocolate into any dessert, if it makes sense. And here, it definitely makes sense.
The one tip I can give you is to leave enough room at the top of the molds to add an additional thin coating of the white chocolate, to seal in the oreos. Otherwise, the oreos don’t harden, and they inevitably crumble when you pick them up. Then you’ll have a crumbly oreo mess all over. And nobody wants that. You don’t want the mess, or the waste of all the oreo goodness.
Heed that advice, which of course is in the instructions, and you’ll have yourself the most adorable Halloween treat to share at any upcoming festivites you have. You’ll need to purchase the mold, of course, but you can find it on Amazon, and it won’t break the bank. (I have no affiliate program with Amazon, but if I don’t tell you where I got it, how can you make these??)
These are not small treats, and they are sweet, I won’t lie to you. I wouldn’t recommend them for the toddlers in your life. If you want them to sleep ever again, that is. Just keepin’ it real, folks. Make these for the bigger kids or adults, to save yourself the insanity of a super sugared-up toddler running around like a crazy person. Not that I would know from experience or anything. But make them. They are too stinkin’ cute not to.
Jack-o-Lantern Candy Bark
- Silicone Jack-o-Lantern Mold
- 16 oz white chocolate bark or candy melts, divided
- 4-8 drops orange gel food coloring
- ~16 chocolate sandwich cookies
- In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup with a spout, melt half of the white chocolate in the microwave for 60 seconds on 50% power. Stir, and then heat in 30 second intervals on 50% power, stirring after each time, until melted. (If there are some small unmelted pieces, stir and they will melt – don't overheat or the chocolate will burn.) When melted, mix in orange gel food coloring. Start with 4 drops and add more if you want a more vibrant orange.
- Pour or spoon orange mixture into each pumpkin mold, filling no more than 1/3 of the way. Place in refrigerator to harden for about 10 minutes.
- Place sandwich cookies in a food processor and blend into crumbs. Set aside.
- Heat remaining white chocolate same as above, but do not add food coloring. Remove pumpkin mold from fridge and pour white chocolate over the orange filling another 1/3 of the way up. You will have some left over, don't discard. Immediately top with cookie crumbs, enough to cover the surface, leaving 1/4" or so at the top. Spoon or pour another thin layer of white chocolate over the cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate can set.
- Once hardened, gently push each of the jack-o-lanterns out of the mold and place on a serving platter, cookie side down. Serve and enjoy!
These look so cute! I bet kids love the bright colours!