Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark

Trick or Treat?  This is one time of year, where I am not an advocate for healthier food options.  I will not choose fruit instead of candy.  

Here is proof.  A fast and easy Halloween treat that goblins of all ages can't resist.


Halloween Peanut Butter And Toffee Candy Bark
Makes about 2 pounds
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips
3- 2.1 ounce Butterfinger candy bars, cut into irregular 1-inch pieces
3- 1.4 ounce Skor or Heath toffee candy bars, cut into irregular 3/4-inch pieces
8- 0.55 ounce peanut butter cups, each cut into 8 wedges
1/4-cup honey-roasted peanuts
3 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped 
Reese's pieces and/or yellow and orange peanut M&M's

Directions:
Line baking sheet with foil.  Stir chocolate chips in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until melted and warm (not hot) to touch.  Pour chocolate onto foil; spread to 1/4-inch thickness (about 12x10-inch rectangle).  Sprinkle with Butterfinger candy, toffee, peanut butter cups, and nuts, making sure all pieces touch melted chocolate to adhere.

Put white chocolate in heavy small saucepan.  Stir constantly over very low heat until chocolate is melted and warm (not hot) to touch.  Remove from heat.  Dip spoon into chocolate; wave from side to side over bark, creating zig-zag lines.  Scatter Reese's Pieces or M&M's over, making sure candy touches melted chocolate.

Chill bark until firm, 30 minutes.  Slide foil with candy onto work surface: peel off foil.  Cut bark into irregular pieces.

Enjoy!

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54 comments:

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh my.. that just looks SOOO chocolatey good!!

Lea Ann said...

This looks really good Velva! And with the addition of the Heath Toffee...I'm all over this one.

Farmchick said...

I love the Heath Toffee. I will be making this for sure!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Now, that is a BOO-tiful sight!
:)
Valerie

Angie's Recipes said...

These look like a great spooky treat! :-))

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This looks delicious, but the only food in this world I do not like is peanut butter :-( Diane

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Butterfinger and Heath Bars are two of my favorites and Peanut Butter Cups are my husband's favorite. This is a winning combination! It looks beautiful too.

girlichef said...

This definitely looks sinfully delicious! Sooo sooo good :)

Raina said...

Great recipe! All of my favorite candies in one. My kids would go nuts for this. Thanks for sharing it. I love that it is easy too. This is a great use for all of the leftover candy I will have in a couple of weeks:)

Beth said...

That looks fantastic! The only part of this recipe that concerns me is the line that says "Makes two pounds". That sounds like trouble to me!

Susi said...

Velva, this looks drool-worthy delicious! I'm going to have to make this for my kids and a neighborhood block party this week. I just know everyone will love it :o)

Chris said...

This is by far my favorite bark recipe I've ever seen. Makes the almond barks look rather ordinary, doesn't it?

Rachel Cotterill said...

That looks like an incredible mixture. I've never seen anything like it but I may have to make some!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I want to go trick or treat in your neighborhood!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks really good! I think I can eat the entire plate!

The Food Hound said...

This looks like heaven. Pure. Unadulterated. Heaven. :)

Julie said...

Oh goodness that looks yummy!

Emily said...

all of favorite candy bars wrapped into one - looks divine!

Dishesdone said...

Trick or treat! I would love some of that candy!

theUngourmet said...

What a fun and festive bark! My kids would love this!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Cannot wait to give this one a try. It just looks too good! If I had all the ingredients I'd do it now. Alas...I can't keep that stuff "on hand." I'm too compulsive...
Susan

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this looks great never made bark must try :-)

Renee Fontes said...

Yea, have an apple later. Make way for the candy! Your never too old for Halloween fun!

Carolyn Jung said...

I'm ringin' your doorbell on Halloween, so you better make TWO batches. ;)

grace said...

this rocks, velva! i'm content to eat candy pieces hand-to-mouth, but the bark makes a much more decadent vehicle. :)

Ana Powell said...

Wow, please send me a chunk.
Happy Halloween ♥

Kim said...

Happy Halloween to you Velva! This is a fun and extremely decadent recipe and I love it :) Looks like a great way to use up some of that Halloween candy!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That looks sinfully good.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

This recipe made me smile when I saw it in the magazine and now you have me smiling again. Love your Halloween spirit and you sticking to your guns with the candy. Some things just shouldn't be messed with. Happy Halloween!

Hungry Dog said...

ANything with toffee, I'm in. And you are right, we are definitely entering the season of decadence. Hello, 5 lbs...

RamblingTart said...

Wow, Velva! These look fantastic! I love interesting candies like this - and toffee makes me very happy indeed. :-)

bella (roz) said...

Gave a "BOO-tiful Halloween week, Velva and thanks for this tasty treat recipe! Can you let me know who designed your blog; I'm ready for an update and just love yours! Thanks Velva!

Joanne said...

I'm with you. halloween only comes once a year. Best to enjoy it while you can! this candy bark sounds delicious. Just the thing I would want to enjoy on the big day.

Melissa said...

Wow! That looks addictive!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Dee said...

My, this looks wonderful. If I were trick or treating I'd come to your house for some of this beautiful candy.

Susan Fields said...

This sounds amazing! Heath bars and Butterfingers are my two favorite candy bars.

paulakiger said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

smalltownoven said...

I love bark of all kinds and this definitely has some of my favorite candy bars in it!

Barbara said...

Velva, you naughty girl! (I hope you're going to serve one of your adult beverages along with this or I'm not coming!)

We Are Not Martha said...

Awesome! I've made Halloween bark before, but never with peanut butter and toffee :) Even better!!!

Sues

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

As a true M&M addict,you got me with the photo! Don't be surprise if I knock on your door and say "trick or treat!"

Juliana said...

Yummie, these bars look awesome...love the colors...just perfect for Halloween!

5 Star Foodie said...

These are awesome Halloween treats, so colorful with the m&ms!

Donna-FFW said...

I ripped this very same page out of my Bon apetit magazine. Yours looks just as delicious!!

Tuula said...

Oh yum! My best friend's mother has been making almost the same toffee every year for as long as I can remember. The peanut butter and M&Ms are a new addition...and since I'm a big pb fan, adding this to my *sweet* projects :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

I wish i wasn't to old to trick or treat. I want to collect candy and make this yummy treat. I can tell it would be amazing :D
*kisses* HH

ShawnsPlate said...

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this! Parents who are sick of seeing Skittles with really appreciate this treat!

theycallmejane said...

A dentists nightmare! But look oh, so yummy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Yum Yum! This is what I need to have on hand to hand out packages of candy to the kids! heehee!

Eliana said...

I would have a hard time choosing fruit if this is around. Look amazing!!!

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Such an amazing looking treat (-;

Ingrid said...

I saw this on another blog today and it really does look good! I think I'm gonna add it to my list of goodies for this weekend's Halloween party. Thanks!
~ingrid

scrambledhenfruit said...

I would have a hard time leaving any of this on the dish- it looks decadent and delicious!

shaz said...

Woo, this looks so good! Have a happy (and sweet) halloween :)

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