This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own.
These fun and adorable, triple-layer, Jack-O-Lantern Candy Bark are the perfect treat for your upcoming Halloween festivities.
Happy #HalloweenTreatsWeek, friends! This week is going to be full of some amazing recipes for every kind of Halloween goodie you could ever want, as well as some amazing giveaways from our generous sponsors. You can find all the info at the bottom of this post, along with the other recipes from my friends for today.
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.
And make sure you check out the other amazing recipes below, along with the giveaway info!
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!
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Chocolate Candy Witch Cauldrons from Big Bear’s Wife
Candy Corn Fudge from Fake Ginger
Candy Corn Layer Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Candy Corn Cookie Bars from 4 Sons R Us
Halloween Potato Eyes from Pastry Chef Online
Monster Munch Chex Party Mix from I am a Honey Bee
Gluten Free Chocolate Monster Cookies from Frugal & Fit
Caramel Sprinkle Baked Donuts from Cookaholic Wife
Ghostly Popcorn Balls from Our Good Life
Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Mummy Cake Pops from Jen Around the World
Zombie Chocolate Donuts from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Black Cauldron Bubbly Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Boolicious Caramel Chocolate Covered Fruit from Everyday Eileen
Jack-o-Lantern Candy Bark from Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Apple Blossoms from For the Love of Food
Monster Marshmallows from Shockingly Delicious
Halloween Muddy Buddies from Back To My Southern Roots
Mummy Crinkle Cookies from Creative Southern Home
Sally’s Sugar Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie
Eyeball Thumbprint Cookies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Eye of Newt Halloween Wands from Who Needs A Cape?
Halloween Brownie Pudding Parfait from Desserts Required
Halloween No Bake Cheesecake from Lemon Blossoms
Halloween Dipped Ice Cream Cones from West Via Midwest
Pumpkin Soup with Savory Spices and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Nancie’s Table
Halloween Stuffed Chocolate Whoopie Pies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Death by Chocolate Dessert Ball from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Jack o Lantern Bundt Cake from The Redhead Baker
Frankenstein Cupcake Cake from Jonesin’ For Taste
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Spider Cake from Sweet ReciPEAs
Spooky Sprinkled Brownies from The Beard and The Baker
Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board from Pint Sized Baker
Halloween Monster Buttermilk Pancakes from Katie’s Cucina
Sugar Skull Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Mummy Meringue Pops from My Sweet Zepol
Halloween Hidden Bat Loaf Cat from Savory Moments
Vegan Halloween Cookies & Cream Fault Line Cake from The Baking Fairy
Halloween Corn Chip Dessert Bars from Intelligent Domestications
Oogie Boogie Meringue Cupcakes from A Blender Mom
Smores Ghost Brownies from Books n’ Cooks
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouse is giving away the following:
1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop,Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.