Dark-Chocolate Candy Bark with Marshmallow and Pretzels for Trick-or-Treat

Small piece of dark chocolate with little sweetness of marshmallow, saltiness of pretzels, and good dose of anti-oxidants. Does this sound like a good candy? Candies have this reputation of being loaded with sugar and full of calories. This year, I have decided to package these dark chocolate bark candies for trick-or-treat.

Homemade dark chocolate bark, for which I have used 70% dark chocolate, has good amount of anti-oxidants and is not as sweet as milk chocolate. Addition of small piece of marshmallow, salted pretzel, and candied fruit will make it a perfect sweet and sour treat for kids.

Dark-Chocolate Candy Barks are very easy to assemble, only 5 minutes and you can have a perfect sweet treat for any occasion. So, why buy when you can make at home? In-fact, even after halloween, you will have a ton of candies leftovers. use all leftover candies to make chocolate barks. Then distribute among your friends or keep refrigerated to eat once-in-a-while for dessert after dinner.

Once chocolate bark is set, cut into pieces and store in air-tight container...

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 12 Small Servings Serves: 12
Notes: Chocolate Set Time - 30 minutes in refrigrator

Ingredients

    Chocolate Bark

  • 0.5 lbs Chocolate Chips (8 ounce dark (70%) chocolate chips/log)
  • Toppings

  • 10-15 Marshmallow (use 10-15 mini Or 5-6 large marhsmallow, quatered)
  • 5-7 Pretzel (pretzel crackers, broken in half roughly)
  • 3-4 Dried Candy Fruit (I have used 4 strips dried candy mango, rough chopped)

Directions

  • 1. If using chocolate log, chop it into small pieces (very important or chocolate will not melt evenly. Chips always melt great.) You can use double-boiler, I often melt chocolate in microwave in microwave safe container. First 20 seconds, then stir once and then 10 seconds again, 2 times with stirring in-between, or until chocolate has melted.
  • 2. Spray a sheet tray with cooking spray, then line a parchment paper hanging from two sides.
    Additional Notes:
    Oil spray holds the parchment paper on sheet tray while you spread chocolate.
  • 3. Spread melted chocolate on the parchment paper and smooth the top with a off-set spatula or a small silicon spoon.
  • 4. Spread chopped dried candy mango, marshmallow halves (or mini marshmallow), and pretzel halves on the top evenly. Leave in fridge to set for 30 minutes.
  • 5. After 30 minutes, break the bark into small pieces using knife. Serve on a serving try or pack into small plastic gift bags for sweet and salt Homemade Halloween candy treats! Enjoy!!

Savita's Notes:

Recipe doubles easily. Make some extra and package today for some healthy halloween treats tomorrow!

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