Peanut and Popcorn Candy Bark
Combine all of your favorite Halloween candy sweets into one peanut and popcorn candy bark treat! Dark chocolate sprinkled with caramel popcorn, M&M's, honey roasted peanuts and Snickers, yum!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 24 pieces
- 1 pound chocolate chips (bittersweet) 60% cacao recommended
- 1/3 cup peanuts honey roasted
- 1/3 cup peanut M&M's (yellow, orange, and brown)
- 1/3 cup caramel popcorn
- 8 Snickers mini bite-sized candies cut into small pieces
- 2 ounces white chocolate chips
- vegetable shortening as needed (crisco recommended)
Line a baking sheet with foil. Add 2/3 of the chocolate chips in a heavy medium saucepan over low heat until melted and warm (not hot) to touch. The chocolate should be heated to 113 to 120°F, not exceeding 120°F.
Take the bowl of melted chocolate off the heat and stir in the remaining chocolate chips, combine until smooth. Allow the melted chocolate to come between 78 to 82°F. You can place the bowl of melted chocolate over a bowl of ice water to speed up the chilling process.
Pour chocolate onto foil; spread to 1/4-inch thickness (about 12x10-inch rectangle or 9x9-inch square pan). Sprinkle with M&M candies, caramel popcorn, peanuts, and Snickers candy, making sure all pieces touch the melted chocolate to adhere.
Put white chocolate in a heavy small saucepan. Stir continuously over very low heat until chocolate is melted and warm but not to exceed 110°F. Remove from heat. If chocolate is melted however clumpy (not able to drizzle easily with a spoon), add some vegetable shortening to the warmed chocolate and stir until smooth, about a ¼ teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached (you want to be able to drizzle the white chocolate). Dip spoon into chocolate; drizzle from side to side over bark, creating zigzag lines.
Chill bark until firm, 30 minutes. Slide foil with candy onto work surface; peel off foil. Cut bark into irregular pieces.
Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 0.05% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 3%