Who else loves a themed bake?
Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. Firstly, it’s the only time of year where over-the-top fancy dress is appropriate, and secondly, when it’s over we can officially start counting down to Christmas. We may not be as elaborate as our neighbours across the Atlantic BUT year on year as a nation we do invest more time and money into celebrating it. I spend the months leading up to the 31st October jotting down creative ideas or researching for inspiration but sadly when time comes I usually only get the chance to test out less than half of what I intended. That’s why this year I decided on posting a recipe that is fun and exciting for Halloween but also super quick and easy to make.
It’s not always the elaborate and difficult designs that give us the most inspiration and Halloween Bark is definitely far from difficult, but being creative shouldn’t have to mean difficult and at this time of year I’m all about everybody rolling up their sleeves. Now I won’t claim that I’m the first one to make Halloween Bark as you’ll probably find thousands of versions on the internet, BUT with the help of Cake Angels and their amazing sprinkles I must admit that my version has a few hidden gems that make it a really fun trick or treat party piece for children and those young at heart adults.
Makes| 1 slab
Preparation time| 1 hour 15 minutes
200g White chocolate
200g Dark chocolate orange
400g Milk chocolate
1 tsp Orange food colouring
3 tbsp Popping candy
2 tbsp candy orange segments
Cake Angels Halloween Sprinkles Jar (available in most supermarkets)
Cake Angels Halloween 2d Icing Toppers (available in most supermarkets)
Put the milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate into three heatproof bowls and either microwave or heat over pans of bowling water until melted.
Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper or a non-stick baking sheet liner. I get mine non-stick liner from Lakeland and its the perfect tool for this and many other bakes such as meringue, cookies and macarons.
Pour half your melted white chocolate into a separate bowl and mix in your orange food colouring
Then grate the zest of your orange in with the dark chocolate and add the chopped orange candy segments.
Pour the melted milk chocolate onto the baking liner and spread out to around 3ocm by 15 cm. Spoon the melted white chocolate on top, followed by the dark chocolate and finally add the orange coloured chocolate.
With a knife or cocktail stick gently swirl all the chocolate around to create a marble effect.
Once set break into bark pieces with a sharp knife then pop back in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.