When I was a kid, my sister and I would disguise ourselves in our annual Halloween costumes (on Halloween) and we’d join the throng of other kids in our small town for a night of trick or treating. Our goal was to fill our big orange plastic pumpkins with as much candy as we possibly could. We usually didn’t have much trouble doing that either. After a final stop at the fire hall for a cup of cider and a doughnut, we’d head home to sort the candy we had scored that evening. Once everything was sorted; the trading began. She had her favorite candy and I had mine. It only seemed logical to negotiate for more of what each of us really wanted.
Once the negotiating was done, and we’d eaten enough sugar to keep us fueled for the next few days to come, I’d stash my candy away for safe keeping. My sister say’s I would have saved my candy until Easter, but we’ll never know that because after she ate all of her candy, she’d find my stash and eat that too. So much for all that negotiating…
My daughter and I recently got together to make this Triple Chocolate Halloween Bark. It is one of the easiest Halloween treats that you can make, and it looks impressive. If you can chop, melt, and pour, you’ve got it made in the shade.
Triple Chocolate Halloween Bark
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1/2 c. white chocolate candy wafers
1/2 c. (lime green, black and orange) Celebrations Sixlets, chopped
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Measure chocolate chips into separate glass bowls. Microwave one at a time – for about 1 minute each. Stir completely, and pour onto prepared cookie sheet into thirds. Repeat until all chocolate has been melted and poured onto cookie sheet. With a toothpick, swirl the chocolate together. Sprinkle the chopped Celebrations Sixlets on top. Place in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened. Cut into desired sizes. Store in refrigerator.
Did you stash your candy as a kid? Or did you raid your siblings stash?
Thanks to SweetWorks Candy for providing the Celebration Sixlets and the adorable Halloween pumpkin gumballs featured in this post.