Monday, October 27, 2008

Candy Corn Cookie Bark

With only 5 days until Halloween, my little one politely requested that I make Cinnamon Werewolves, Strawberry Dracula's and Grape Frankenstein's this week. Here's a bit of our conversation:
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me: "Where did those ideas come from?"
kiddo: "They're cookies that this kid made in a book that I read. All of the recipes and directions are in the book."

me: "Oh... those sound like some cool cookies, but mommy has been very busy making other Halloween treats, so maybe I can save those neat ideas for next year. How about something that has oreos and candy corn in it instead?"
kiddo: "Ok, Mom. But I'd still like some of those Strawberry Draculas."
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I'm not sure I'll have time to make the Strawberry Dracula's this week, but here's the simple one that I had in mind. Only 5 ingredients are needed for this sweet and colorful Halloween treat...
Candy Corn Cookie Bark .

1. Oreos
2. Pretzels
3. Candy Corn (or if you don't care for the stuff, you can sub Reeses Pieces or M&M's)


4. White chocolate wafers (don't even think of trying to use the little white chocolate chips... they don't melt and you'll have a big chunky unmelted chocolate mess on your hands). You can get these at a baking store, or you can get the Wilton's brand candy melts at craft stores (like Michael's).

5. Orange & brown sprinkles (or Halloween M&M's!)

Chill until hardened, and then you can take it out and pick up the whole thing like one giant piece of cookie bark. Gently break it apart into small pieces for serving.


At the request of my little Sweetie, I'll be checking out what exactly is involved in the making of Strawberry Dracula's. No promises... but it is nice to see that my kiddo is plowing through books (and books with recipes in them is a bonus!)

~Happy Halloween week!~

This recipe can be found HERE.

65 comments:

HoneyB said...

This looks yummy and sweet! I bet even big kids would like this!

Sylvie said...

Happy Halloween!

Rhyleysgranny said...

So bright and colourful. Lovely for the wee ones

Patsyk said...

What a cool idea! I was just trying to come up with some special treat ideas for the families we'll be trick-or-treating with and this one looks PERFECT! Leave it to you to inspire me again!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun, colorful treat!

Lisa said...

This looks like a great kid treat! My daughter always comes up with these complicated ideas that i hate to shut down:) but my artistic decorating is not very sharp.

Robin Sue said...

Another simple and yummy treat idea from you! Looks great, love the photos! Will have to try this this week before all the fun is over!!

Heather said...

yummo! those look great! you have one lucky kiddo :) i'm sort of excited to hear about these other recipes that were requested, too :)

Hannah said...

Wow, so colorful and festive- Any kid would adore getting a hunk of this!

anudivya said...

How creative... I would have loved to get my hands on some.

cakewardrobe said...

those look sinfully delicious!

nicole said...

That is a good looking Halloween treat. Everything all in it with White Chocolate covering it all.

Aggie said...

OH MY! That looks delish! What a treat!

CookiePie said...

So cute! I love this idea. Anything that has both Oreos and candy corn gets my vote!!

Kristen said...

You have some great Halloween recipes. I think I may steal this one for the 1st grade party this week!

Sharon said...

Holy moly! I wish I had made this when my girlfriends were in town. We're obsessed with candy corn...
Very cute!

My First Kitchen said...

The photo of the bark, the one from Food Gawker, sent me running. GREAT photo. Great recipe. I'll stop by again!

farida said...

Looks vibrant! Happy Halloween to you:)

Rindy R said...

I want to trick or treat at your house. This looks absolutely delicious!!!

Nicole said...

I keep seeing all of your cute Halloween ideas and thinking there cannot be another one. But you just know how to break that glass ceiling don't you! I am sure you will find a way to concoct or make your son's treats too!

Becky said...

oh my gosh. that's a sugar rush waiting to happen. but i like! and this is the best time/excuse to indulge in treats like this anyway!

Maggie said...

The idea of candy corn together with pretzels has me drooling!! My son would love these.

aleta meadowlark said...

That is actually quite beautiful! I love it.

Sara said...

Yum, this looks so good. Your pictures are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Holy moly...that looks crazy awesome! :)

what a great mom!

Pamela said...

I remember seeing this recipe on the Cooking Light board a few years back. I've always wanted to make it, but I have a feeling I would end up eating most of it! The pics are great, though!

Michele said...

That stuff is screaming "sugar overload!" but it looks delicious. What a great idea for little giveaway gift bags.

bren@flanboyanteats said...

yes yes and yes i'll try these for my nephews and nieces. how neat.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lori, you're such a good mom. I love the fact that your children get invoolved with you in the kitchen. Great way for them to learn. Great recipe.

Kara said...

Wow - both this bark and the brownies are such great Halloween treats! I have almost everything already for the bark so that is next on my list before Friday! Happy Halloween!

Sydney said...

That is such a cute idea!!! I love the contrast with the orange/black/white!

That Girl said...

I would definitely prefer this to strawberry draculas.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

This is such a great idea...a piece of it would be a great topper for a cupcake!

noble pig said...

These are adorable! I love them.

Deborah said...

So many great Halloween treat ideas!!

Jenny said...

LOVE your halloween bark! It is so pretty and I can just taste all those yummy things together!

VeggieGirl said...

Hehe, love the conversation that you had with "kiddo" ;0) Loooove these treats!! Perfect for a sweet Halloween!!

Grace said...

considering that i can put away whole bags of candy corn in one sitting and adore white chocolate, you've just created something that will automatically add 10 pounds to my frame. :)

Katrina said...

You beat me to it, I was just going to do a Halloween bark like this today--I hadn't thought of Oreos though. Pretzels, candy, etc. YUM!

Prudy said...

That looks just so perfecly Halloweeny!

Janna said...

I LOVE how Halloweeny this is! Kids say the darndest things, but it's awesome that your kiddo loves books! I hope my future kid does too.

Maria said...

What a great treat for the kids! Perfect for this week!

Stephanie said...

Holy Schlamoly, that looks so delicious! I love all those ingredients, and putting them together into something that cute can only be fantastic! Wow.

And way to go on your daughter reading books with recipes! That's really cool. Sounds like a book I'd read and enjoy (yes, sometimes I do indulge in a fun children's book now and again...)

Nina Timm said...

This could be any child's dream come true...it does not get any sweeter than this....

Ingrid said...

I love that photo of the "bark" standing up! This is such an awesome recipe! Thank you! I'm making a dessert tray for a Halloween party this Friday and guess what's on it? Yup, your Candy Corn Cookie Bark.
~ingrid

Jessie said...

Oh, love them! Your little mouse sounds just adorable. :D

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Ivy said...

Happy Halloween. Such a lovely treat for the kids.

Meg said...

Amazing...How fun and festive and full of fun flavors!

janelle said...

Looks great; my kiddos would love to try your Halloween treats.

Sara said...

I love your candy corn cookie bark. what a cleber idea.

Sandie said...

What a fun way to use candy corn! I love this idea!

Snooky doodle said...

how nice. Great idea :)

Hillary said...

I really like the way you made that! I need to find those disks, that looks SO good!

hot garlic said...

You have the BEST ideas I swear! I've never seen anything like this before, but as I sit and stare at it it seems so genius I have to wonder why!!

Good luck getting out of those requests!

Leslie said...

These are awesome!

Alexa said...

I am not sure that my kids could handle the sugar kick they would get from your gorgeous treat. I take it back maybe I couldn't handle it (lol), they would love it!

Proud Italian Cook said...

How cute is that!!! Now thats a real "Treat"!!

Anonymous said...

I love that stuff. I've made it a couple of times since I found it on the Cooking Light Bulletin Board. You should probably give credit to whoever posted it there.

RecipeGirl said...

Anonymous- Yes, credit is given to the CLBB poster if you click over to the recipe. I always give credit where credit is due if I'm aware of the origin of the recipe.

Emiline said...

#60.. oh yeah.

I love how colorful the bark is. A perfect Halloween treat. I want some of those candy melts. All we have is almond bark.

Rosie said...

Happy Halloween!! Just love the cookie bark such colour!

Rosie x

Sheri/Cookingmom said...

How did you get your chocolate perfectly pourable? Mine melted fine, but wouldn't pour. I finally had to put everything into the bowl with the chocolate, stir to coat, then spread it on the cookie sheet.

RecipeGirl said...

Sheri- I think what type of chocolate you buy probably determines how well it will melt. That particular brand that I bought melted super easily and stayed pretty liquidy too for a while (I just did mine in the microwave). It was very easy to pour and even stayed wet while I had a chance to add more candy corn and sprinkles. Some chocolates don't melt as well as others I guess.

RecipeGirl said...

ALSO... if you have a pretty thick chocolate that won't pour, you can always add a small amount of shortening to it to smooth it out and make it more runny. I always do that when I'm doing dipping for cookies and candies.

LilSis said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'm excited to make it. I love candy corn and this sweet/salty combination looks great! By the way, today is National Candy Corn Day. I put up a post on our blog today about candy corn and I linked to your site for this recipe. I would love for you to visit us at www.bigsislilsis.com and let me know what you think. I don't know why I just now discovered your blog. I will be subscribing. I also live in San Diego.
Happy Halloween!