Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark

Candy Corn Pretzel Chocolate Bark by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

Eight to ten years ago, I was a certified candy corn addict. As soon as it hit the store shelves in the fall, I would buy an embarrassing amount and fill the candy jar at home and at my cubicle. Nibble, nibble, nibble all day long. I think I nibbled myself right into candy corn overdose. It’s been a few years now that I can only eat a few handfuls per season; I find the candy corn way, way too sweet. I still like to enjoy a little bit of it, though, and so I figured if I paired it with something salty, it would provide good balance. It definitely worked! The salty pretzels are the perfect accompaniment to the candy corn. I’ve found yet another way to highlight the sweet/salty combination that I love so much.

Candy Corn Pretzel Chocolate Bark by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

If you’d prefer a combination even less sweet, you could opt for a base of dark chocolate instead of white chocolate, but I loved the way the colors popped against that white backdrop. In retrospect, what I would change, however, is that in place of the mini chocolate chips (or in addition to), I would sprinkle on some salted peanuts. I think that would be the coup de grâce, for sure.

I am a huge fan of putting candy in something else. Eating candy for candy’s sake is awesome. Using candy to create an even better version of candy? Nirvana. Case in point: Leftover Halloween Candy Bark.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy? (I’m a Reese’s peanut butter cup girl all the way!)

Candy Corn Pretzel Chocolate Bark by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

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Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

A white chocolate bark loaded with candy corn, pretzels and
mini chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

1 pound white chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups mini pretzels
½ cup candy corn
⅓ cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt the white chocolate until completely smooth. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and use an offset spatula to spread into an even layer about the size of a 9 to 10-inch square.

3. Drop the pretzels, candy corn and mini chocolate chips onto the chocolate and press down slightly. Place the baking pan in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, or until set.

4. Using a sharp knife, cut or break the bark into pieces. The bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

(Recipe adapted from Real Simple)

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21 Responses to “Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark”

  1. Lauren @ Dash of Soul on October 31, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I love candy corn to death, but I’m never very creative with it! I usually buy a bag the day after Halloween (when every store is selling it for cents) and devour it in a few sittings. Your bark looks like a much more interesting way to enjoy it!

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  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks on October 31, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Using candy to create an even better version of candy is the way I like to think about things, too :) Great mindset…ha! And this year I made candy corn cookies and candy corn blondies and if I had any left, I’d make this bark. Salty & sweet sounds so good!

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  3. Ellen on October 31, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Candy corn addict here too!

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  4. Linda on October 31, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Guess I will be the only one who hate candy corn. Did not like it as a kid.

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  5. Megan - The Emotional Baker on October 31, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I love this bark! I used to not love candy corn all that much, but I’ve been baking with it this season and totally fallen in love. Hope you have a great Halloween :)

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  6. Beth on October 31, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Lovely idea! The colours are great! Love a salty and sweet combo!

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  7. Jodi Pavlik on October 31, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I like Reese’s peanut butter cups…would never turn one down…but I love TWIX!

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  8. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on October 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This literally combines all of my favorite things. Love it!!

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  9. nancy K on October 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love making candy bark…so easy and so creative.
    I made your Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies yesterday using smashed candy corn M&Ms, Halloween Oreos and dark chocolate chips for the add ins. Friends really enjoyed them so into my “tried favorites” folder they will go. Thanks!!

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  10. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on October 31, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I am lovin this bark! I make your peppermint bark every year so I am excited to try this version!

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  11. Erin | The Law Student's WIfe on October 31, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Hello my salty-sweet downfall! I am the exact same way about candy corn–solo, I can only have a few handfuls a year, but when combined with pretzels or peanuts, there is no stopping my snack attack!

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  12. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on October 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Perfect idea for left over candy :)

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  13. Kristen Ann on October 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This candy bark looks so pretty. I agree the colors pop against the white chocolate. It is gorgeous! Oh and cannot get enough of the sweet and salty flavors.

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  14. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds on October 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I’m a Reese’s girl too. Especially if they have the white chocolate ones!!!

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  15. Becca @ Crumbs on October 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Beautiful! I will definitely be making bark when it comes closer to Christmas

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  16. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on October 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Gorgeous! I love candy bark! Happy Halloween!

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  17. 2 Sisters Recipes on October 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Love this idea !! Always made candy bark during the Christmas holiday but never for Halloween, its genius!

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  18. Better With Sugar on October 31, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve actually never had Candy Corn before, but everyone is always talking about it, I think I may have to try some soon. This recipe looks like an awesome way to try out Candy Corn for the first time! I’m also a huge fan of putting candy in other stuff. Candy and chocolate bars crumbled up on brownies, cake, or cheesecake is just awesome! … and I’m with you all the way on the Reese’s PB Cups :)

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  19. Abi Cossey on November 1, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Mmmm looks yummy!!

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  20. Kim on November 3, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I think this would be nice with some peanut butter melted into the white chocolate. YUM!!

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  21. Laura Dembowski on November 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

    The colors totally pop. This sounds like a great way to eat candy corn which is not my favorite anymore either.

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