Recipe: Halloween candy bark

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October has arrived, and Halloween festivities are already beginning. Decorations are up, costumes are out, and seasonal candy is everywhere. This Halloween bark is a great way to combine traditional Halloween candy and festive colors to make a deliciously sweet treat to share with friends this fall.

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Ingredients:

1 lb vanilla candy coating

1 1/2 sleeves of Halloween Oreo cookies (broken in small pieces)

1/2 cup candy corn

1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Start by breaking up the candy coating and placing in a pot over the stove. Set the stove on low and stir periodically as the candy melts, making sure it does not burn. Once it is fully melted, add in the vegetable oil and melted butter and keep stirring.

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Next, turn the burner off and add  2/3 of the broken Oreo pieces to the candy coating mixture and stir. The mixture will turn orange from the cookie cream.

Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet, making it as thick as desired. Covering the cookie sheet with wax paper  makes for easier distribution and clean up.

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Next, sprinkle the remaining Oreo pieces, candy corn and Reese’s Pieces onto the bark. Lightly press the pieces of candy that are more loose so that they do not fall off then the bark is cut and distributed.

Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Slice the bark into pieces of any size and enjoy.

Try it out and let the TNJN staff know what you think by tweeting ingredient ideas, responses and pictures of your creations to @tnjn.