“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Since the summer season of sodas and snow cones has come to an end, festive fall foods are finally flourishing! With the 31st of October quickly approaching, here are two tantalizing treats that tend to the typical trend.
- 3 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups of assorted candy, cut into bite sized pieces
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and melt them in the microwave.
Pro tip: Make sure to stir the chips every 10-15 seconds and continue checking on them to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn!
- Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper, and use a spatula to spread it into an even layer about ¼-inch thick.
- Sprinkle the chopped candy on top of the chocolate and place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for 30-40 minutes, just until the chocolate has fully hardened.
(College students beware: you may have to borrow some of your roommate’s fridge shelf to fit that whole sheet in the fridge!)
- Remove the bark from the fridge and carefully slide it (including parchment paper) off of the baking sheet and onto a cutting board.
Pro-tip: A spatula may be helpful to separate it from the paper.
- Pull out your biggest knife and creatively cut the bark into irregularly shaped pieces.
- Serve immediately or save it for later by storing the bark in an air-tight contai
Texas Tip: DO NOT leave your candy bark outside or in a warm car for more than two minutes unless attempting to make a Halloween Candy Lake.
Having a healthier hoopla? Consider Candy Corn Kebabs!
- 1 banana
- 1/2 papaya
- 1/2 pineapple
- Toothpicks (AKA mini Kebab sticks)
- Peel your banana, pineapple, and papaya.
- Cut pineapple and papaya in half length-ways. Repeat on the pieces you just cut so that each fruit is sliced into four equal pieces.
- Now, core/deseed the pineapple and papaya.
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- Slice each piece of fruit horizontally at the same width (about 1 cm or 1/3 inch).
- Cut the banana slices into six even triangular pieces. Cut the pineapple and papaya into curved strips.
- Now the fun part! Place fruit on the mini Kebab sticks. First pineapple, then papaya, and last but not least… the banana!
Eek! Entertaining is easy with these exceptional eats! Enjoy these envious editions at any evening event.
Written by Leah