Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cook It - Bloody Body Part Chocolate Bark

If you are a fan of Pinterest and Halloween, you have probably spent hours combing through all the fun Halloween treats that are on there. Recently while perusing the holiday category myself, I ran across this cute Halloween take on chocolate bark and I just loved how they used those candy eyes to make the bark come to life. Then, after finding bloody candy eyeballs and bones at the craft store, I knew just what to do! Make bloody body part chocolate bark!


Ooooh! Creepy! And maybe a little gross? I love the way it turned out and now you can make your own to spook your neighbors and friends. To make your own Bloody Bark you will need the following:


  • White Chocolate Coating/Bark Pieces
  • Caramel Corn (to represent brains)
  • Coconut Flakes (to represent skin flakes)
  • Sprinkle Eyeballs and Bones (obviously to represent eyeballs and bones)
  • Sugar, water, and red food coloring (to make the blood splatter)
  • parchment paper and a candy thermometer

 The first thing you will want to do is melt your coating chocolate according to the package directions. Just chop it up and put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir in between intervals, and keep microwaving and stirring until the coating chocolate is just melted.

Now, spread your melted coating chocolate on a piece of parchment or (plastic wrap in my case) and start to add your "body parts".


Once you have the parts in place, you will need to mix about 1/2 cup of sugar, 3-4 drops of red food coloring, and 2-3 tablespoons of water or just enough to wet the sugar in a sauce pan and heat it over medium heat until it reaches 300°F on a candy thermometer. Once it has reached 300°F, use a clean spoon to carefully (it is VERY hot) drizzle the "blood" over the coating chocolate and "body parts".



Now, you just need to let it cool for several hours to let the coating chocolate set up. Once it is firm, break your bark into pieces and creep out your neighbors! By the way, it actually tastes pretty good despite the ick factor. And what is Halloween for if not to spook and gross everyone out?!


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