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