This Halloween Bark recipe is no-fuss, low-stress way to bring some eerie fun to your family or party without breaking a sweat. Your kids will scream with joy for this blood splatter white chocolate bark. It's so quick and needs only 2 ingredients!
You'll love this Halloween dessert recipe
This easy Halloween Bark is probably the fastest dessert you can make. Whether you're hosting a party and have a mile long to-do list or are looking for a fun holiday treat to make for the fam, this is sure to be your new go-to recipe.
While I typically like creepy but cute Halloween treats, this white chocolate bark has the perfect amount of gore. It sort of looks like blood splatters but that's as far as it pushes boundaries.
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Even your little scaredy cats (me, I'm a scaredy cat) will be fine with this.
As long as you can handle melting some chocolate you can make this spooky Halloween dessert idea.
Scroll down for a printable recipe card with quantities and directions.
There are different types of melting chocolate so grab whatever you can find. I had trouble finding it at my local grocery store. I finally found some at Target.
Ready-made red cookie icing has a nice consistency to make the red blobs you need to make the blood splatter look. You can make your own if you know how, but using store-bought keeps it super simple!
How to make Bloody Bark for Halloween
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. This will make removing the hardened chocolate super easy when it's time to break up the bark.
Put the melting chocolate into a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 45 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate onto parchment paper. Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to smooth it out.
Try to keep the thickness of the chocolate the same all over.
Let the white chocolate set up slightly, so your cookie icing can sit on top and not melt into it.
Open the red cookie icing and use it to create puddles, lines, and splatters.
The best part is you can’t mess it up! I started with puddles and dots and then added some lines.
Place the baking sheet and bark in the freezer for 10 minutes to help it harden.
Once the white chocolate has hardened, break it up into pieces.
You can use any kind of white chocolate but it will taste best if the main ingredient is cocoa butter rather than hydrogenated oils.
Avoid overheating the chocolate. If you don't want to use the microwave you can use a double-boiler to melt the chocolate slowly without direct heat.
If you are worried about your blood splatter ability, practice on a piece of wax paper first.
Store your blood splatter white chocolate bark in an air-tight container in a cool place.
- While this Halloween bark looks great the way it is, you can also add other elements, like edible glitter, crushed cookies, or chopped nuts for texture and flavor. Candy eyes would also be a fun addition for a Halloween party.
- You can make this bark with milk or dark chocolate also. In that case, I would drizzle equal parts white and red on top so the red can stand out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may have overheated your chocolate if it got clumpy when you melted it. You can try adding a teaspoon of vegetable oil or shortening to smooth it out.
You can make this white chocolate bark a day or two ahead of when you want to serve it. Store it in an air-tight container and keep it in a cool place.
Yes, you can add small amounts of extracts to the white chocolate to flavor it. Try peppermint, almond or lemon!
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Bloody Bark for Halloween
- 24 oz White Melting Chocolate
- 1 package Red Cookie Icing
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Put the melting chocolate into a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 45 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
- Pour the melted chocolate onto parchment paper. Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to smooth it out. Try to keep the thickness of the chocolate the same all over.
- Let the white chocolate set up slightly, so your cookie icing can sit on top and not melt into it.
- Open the red cookie icing and use it to create puddles, lines, and splatters.
- Place the baking sheet and bark in the freezer for 10 minutes to help it harden.
- Once the white chocolate has hardened, break it up into pieces.