Friday, October 5, 2012

Trick or Treat Bark and a Link Party

Welcome to the 
Fall Fun and Howling Halloween Link Party!

Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner so that means it is time to share all your fun Fall-themed dishes and decor, scary costumes and terror-able treats.

Claiming Our Space has joined up with The Chic Geek, Second Chance to Dream, Makin My Apt a Home, Condo Blues, The Cookie a Day Challenge and Domestic Randomness to bring you our Fall and Halloween projects!  Make sure to visit each of the hosts to see what they have created for the party.

For the party, I decided to make a bark inspired by all the great miniature candies available at this time of year.

This would be also a great post-Halloween activity for those with kids of the trick or treating age :-)

Trick or Treat Bark
An assortment of your favorite trick or treat candy (the combination I used consists of: snickers, reese's pieces, butterfinger, kit-kat, and gummi worms)
1 pound semisweet or dark chocolate
3 ounces white chocolate

Cut/break candy into small pieces and set aside. Prepare your counter with a silpat or some parchment paper.

In the top of a double boiler, or in the microwave (my preferred method), melt the chocolate, you want to stir every 20 seconds or so, and removed the chocolate before it is completely melted. There should be some lumps of chocolate still in there (doing this tempers the chocolate, you don't want it to get to hot or it will bloom, aka get that gross looking white coating). Stir the chocolate until completely smooth.

Pour the chocolate onto the silpat or parchment paper and smooth the top with a rubber spatula so that the whole mess of chocolate is uniformly thick. Quickly scatter your candy assortment over the top. Leave at room temperature until set.

Once hardened, melt the white chocolate using the same method as you used before for the dark. With a fork, drizzle the white chocolate over the candy.

Once the white chocolate has also set up, break up the bark into smaller pieces and enjoy!

Now that you have seen my project it is time for you to share with us your projects, crafts, recipes, whatever you have come up with that is Fall or Halloween related.  Your project will show up on all the host blogs so you only need to link up once but, remember, of us have different projects we are sharing. So make sure to stop by Second Chance to Dream, Makin My Apt a Home, Condo Blues, The Cookie a Day Challenge, Domestic Randomness and Claiming Our Space to check them all out.

The party will be up until Thursday, October 18 and then on Friday, October 19, each host will pick their favorite links. So mark your calendar to check back to see if one of your link ups was featured.

Just a few guidelines

1. It would be great if you would follow all the hosts
2. Link ups should be Fall or Halloween related. (No shops or other link parties please)
3. Try to visit some of the other link ups and leave a comment. Everyone loves visitors!
3. You don't need to link back but we would appreciate it if you would display the button on your blog or in your post, or use a text link. 

With that, it is time to party!!

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  1. serious yummmmmmmmmmmm oh my teeth are going to rot this year for sure lol

  2. My boys are going to LOVE this!!!!!

  3. This looks incredible Mal, I would feel privileged if I was out trick or treating and had got this back in the day, it looks and sounds so damn delicious!

  4. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I have a couple of dinner parties coming up and I think that this be a perfect compliment to go with our coffee after dinner. (minus the gummy worms...not sure they go with coffee) :-D Thanks so much for co-hosting the party!

  5. Looks so yummy!
    Thanks for hosting, following you on Google Reader
    Debbie :)

  6. Great post! I wanna try it sometimes! :) Thank you for sharing it.. Thank you for the comment and visiting my blog. Following you now! Kisses from VV!! :)

  7. How pretty is that bark! I will definitely need to make some. xo

  8. I make peppermint bark for Christmas but hadn't thought of doing a version for Halloween. My nephews would like the gummy worms for sure.


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