Candy Corn Cookie Bark

With only 5 days until Halloween, my little one politely requested that I make Cinnamon Werewolves, Strawberry Dracula’s and Grape Frankenstein’s this week. Here’s a bit of our conversation:

me: “Where did those ideas come from?”
kiddo: “They’re cookies that this kid made in a book that I read. All of the recipes and directions are in the book.”

me: “Oh… those sound like some cool cookies, but mommy has been very busy making other Halloween treats, so maybe I can save those neat ideas for next year. How about something that has oreos and candy corn in it instead?”
kiddo: “Ok, Mom. But I’d still like some of those Strawberry Draculas.”

I’m not sure I’ll have time to make the Strawberry Dracula’s this week, but here’s the simple one that I had in mind. Only 5 ingredients are needed for this sweet and colorful Halloween treat…
Candy Corn Cookie Bark .

1. Oreos
2. Pretzels
3. Candy Corn (or if you don’t care for the stuff, you can sub Reeses Pieces or M&M’s)

4. White chocolate wafers (don’t even think of trying to use the little white chocolate chips… they don’t melt and you’ll have a big chunky unmelted chocolate mess on your hands). You can get these at a baking store, or you can get the Wilton’s brand candy melts at craft stores (like Michael’s).

5. Orange & brown sprinkles (or Halloween M&M’s!)

Chill until hardened, and then you can take it out and pick up the whole thing like one giant piece of cookie bark. Gently break it apart into small pieces for serving.

At the request of my little Sweetie, I’ll be checking out what exactly is involved in the making of Strawberry Dracula’s. No promises… but it is nice to see that my kiddo is plowing through books (and books with recipes in them is a bonus!)

~Happy Halloween week!~

This recipe can be found here:Β  Candy Corn Cookie Bark

66 Responses to “Candy Corn Cookie Bark”

  1. postedOct 27, 2008 8:30 AM

    This looks yummy and sweet! I bet even big kids would like this!

  2. postedOct 27, 2008 8:57 AM

    Happy Halloween!

  3. postedOct 27, 2008 8:59 AM

    So bright and colourful. Lovely for the wee ones

  4. postedOct 27, 2008 12:15 PM

    What a cool idea! I was just trying to come up with some special treat ideas for the families we’ll be trick-or-treating with and this one looks PERFECT! Leave it to you to inspire me again!

  5. postedOct 27, 2008 1:11 PM
    Barbara Bakes

    What a fun, colorful treat!

  6. postedOct 27, 2008 1:34 PM

    This looks like a great kid treat! My daughter always comes up with these complicated ideas that i hate to shut down:) but my artistic decorating is not very sharp.

  7. postedOct 27, 2008 2:09 PM
    Robin Sue

    Another simple and yummy treat idea from you! Looks great, love the photos! Will have to try this this week before all the fun is over!!

  8. postedOct 27, 2008 2:48 PM

    yummo! those look great! you have one lucky kiddo πŸ™‚ i’m sort of excited to hear about these other recipes that were requested, too πŸ™‚

  9. postedOct 27, 2008 3:58 PM

    Wow, so colorful and festive- Any kid would adore getting a hunk of this!

  10. postedOct 27, 2008 4:20 PM

    How creative… I would have loved to get my hands on some.

  11. postedOct 27, 2008 4:52 PM

    those look sinfully delicious!

  12. postedOct 27, 2008 5:08 PM

    That is a good looking Halloween treat. Everything all in it with White Chocolate covering it all.

  13. postedOct 27, 2008 5:53 PM

    OH MY! That looks delish! What a treat!

  14. postedOct 27, 2008 6:52 PM

    So cute! I love this idea. Anything that has both Oreos and candy corn gets my vote!!

  15. postedOct 27, 2008 7:11 PM

    You have some great Halloween recipes. I think I may steal this one for the 1st grade party this week!

  16. postedOct 27, 2008 7:14 PM

    Holy moly! I wish I had made this when my girlfriends were in town. We’re obsessed with candy corn…
    Very cute!

  17. postedOct 27, 2008 9:39 PM
    My First Kitchen

    The photo of the bark, the one from Food Gawker, sent me running. GREAT photo. Great recipe. I’ll stop by again!

  18. postedOct 27, 2008 10:21 PM

    Looks vibrant! Happy Halloween to you:)

  19. postedOct 27, 2008 10:32 PM
    Rindy R

    I want to trick or treat at your house. This looks absolutely delicious!!!

  20. postedOct 27, 2008 11:39 PM

    I keep seeing all of your cute Halloween ideas and thinking there cannot be another one. But you just know how to break that glass ceiling don’t you! I am sure you will find a way to concoct or make your son’s treats too!

  21. postedOct 27, 2008 11:41 PM

    oh my gosh. that’s a sugar rush waiting to happen. but i like! and this is the best time/excuse to indulge in treats like this anyway!

  22. postedOct 28, 2008 12:13 AM

    The idea of candy corn together with pretzels has me drooling!! My son would love these.

  23. postedOct 28, 2008 12:47 AM
    aleta meadowlark

    That is actually quite beautiful! I love it.

  24. postedOct 28, 2008 1:08 AM

    Yum, this looks so good. Your pictures are beautiful!

  25. postedOct 28, 2008 1:40 AM

    Holy moly…that looks crazy awesome! πŸ™‚

    what a great mom!

  26. postedOct 28, 2008 1:42 AM

    I remember seeing this recipe on the Cooking Light board a few years back. I’ve always wanted to make it, but I have a feeling I would end up eating most of it! The pics are great, though!

  27. postedOct 28, 2008 2:08 AM

    That stuff is screaming “sugar overload!” but it looks delicious. What a great idea for little giveaway gift bags.

  28. postedOct 28, 2008 3:08 AM

    yes yes and yes i’ll try these for my nephews and nieces. how neat.

  29. postedOct 28, 2008 3:52 AM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

    Lori, you’re such a good mom. I love the fact that your children get invoolved with you in the kitchen. Great way for them to learn. Great recipe.

  30. postedOct 28, 2008 4:10 AM

    Wow – both this bark and the brownies are such great Halloween treats! I have almost everything already for the bark so that is next on my list before Friday! Happy Halloween!

  31. postedOct 28, 2008 4:20 AM

    That is such a cute idea!!! I love the contrast with the orange/black/white!

  32. postedOct 28, 2008 4:39 AM
    That Girl

    I would definitely prefer this to strawberry draculas.

  33. postedOct 28, 2008 6:18 AM
    My Sweet & Saucy

    This is such a great idea…a piece of it would be a great topper for a cupcake!

  34. postedOct 28, 2008 6:29 AM
    noble pig

    These are adorable! I love them.

  35. postedOct 28, 2008 10:06 AM

    So many great Halloween treat ideas!!

  36. postedOct 28, 2008 10:14 AM

    LOVE your halloween bark! It is so pretty and I can just taste all those yummy things together!

  37. postedOct 28, 2008 10:24 AM

    Hehe, love the conversation that you had with “kiddo” ;0) Loooove these treats!! Perfect for a sweet Halloween!!

  38. postedOct 28, 2008 12:00 PM

    considering that i can put away whole bags of candy corn in one sitting and adore white chocolate, you’ve just created something that will automatically add 10 pounds to my frame. πŸ™‚

  39. postedOct 28, 2008 12:02 PM

    You beat me to it, I was just going to do a Halloween bark like this today–I hadn’t thought of Oreos though. Pretzels, candy, etc. YUM!

  40. postedOct 28, 2008 12:21 PM

    That looks just so perfecly Halloweeny!

  41. postedOct 28, 2008 1:28 PM

    I LOVE how Halloweeny this is! Kids say the darndest things, but it’s awesome that your kiddo loves books! I hope my future kid does too.

  42. postedOct 28, 2008 1:39 PM

    What a great treat for the kids! Perfect for this week!

  43. postedOct 28, 2008 2:36 PM

    Holy Schlamoly, that looks so delicious! I love all those ingredients, and putting them together into something that cute can only be fantastic! Wow.

    And way to go on your daughter reading books with recipes! That’s really cool. Sounds like a book I’d read and enjoy (yes, sometimes I do indulge in a fun children’s book now and again…)

  44. postedOct 28, 2008 2:43 PM
    Nina Timm

    This could be any child’s dream come true…it does not get any sweeter than this….

  45. postedOct 28, 2008 3:29 PM

    I love that photo of the “bark” standing up! This is such an awesome recipe! Thank you! I’m making a dessert tray for a Halloween party this Friday and guess what’s on it? Yup, your Candy Corn Cookie Bark.

  46. postedOct 28, 2008 3:56 PM

    Oh, love them! Your little mouse sounds just adorable. πŸ˜€

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  47. postedOct 28, 2008 4:05 PM

    Happy Halloween. Such a lovely treat for the kids.

  48. postedOct 28, 2008 4:33 PM

    Amazing…How fun and festive and full of fun flavors!

  49. postedOct 28, 2008 4:51 PM

    Looks great; my kiddos would love to try your Halloween treats.

  50. postedOct 28, 2008 5:06 PM

    I love your candy corn cookie bark. what a cleber idea.

  51. postedOct 28, 2008 7:24 PM

    What a fun way to use candy corn! I love this idea!

  52. postedOct 28, 2008 9:13 PM
    Snooky doodle

    how nice. Great idea πŸ™‚

  53. postedOct 28, 2008 9:14 PM

    I really like the way you made that! I need to find those disks, that looks SO good!

  54. postedOct 28, 2008 10:21 PM
    hot garlic

    You have the BEST ideas I swear! I’ve never seen anything like this before, but as I sit and stare at it it seems so genius I have to wonder why!!

    Good luck getting out of those requests!

  55. postedOct 29, 2008 12:39 AM

    These are awesome!

  56. postedOct 29, 2008 3:07 AM

    I am not sure that my kids could handle the sugar kick they would get from your gorgeous treat. I take it back maybe I couldn’t handle it (lol), they would love it!

  57. postedOct 29, 2008 3:47 AM
    Proud Italian Cook

    How cute is that!!! Now thats a real “Treat”!!

  58. postedOct 29, 2008 4:19 AM

    I love that stuff. I’ve made it a couple of times since I found it on the Cooking Light Bulletin Board. You should probably give credit to whoever posted it there.

  59. postedOct 29, 2008 4:39 AM

    Anonymous- Yes, credit is given to the CLBB poster if you click over to the recipe. I always give credit where credit is due if I’m aware of the origin of the recipe.

  60. postedOct 29, 2008 4:49 AM

    #60.. oh yeah.

    I love how colorful the bark is. A perfect Halloween treat. I want some of those candy melts. All we have is almond bark.

  61. postedOct 29, 2008 3:44 PM

    Happy Halloween!! Just love the cookie bark such colour!

    Rosie x

  62. postedOct 30, 2008 8:36 PM

    How did you get your chocolate perfectly pourable? Mine melted fine, but wouldn’t pour. I finally had to put everything into the bowl with the chocolate, stir to coat, then spread it on the cookie sheet.

  63. postedOct 30, 2008 8:55 PM

    Sheri- I think what type of chocolate you buy probably determines how well it will melt. That particular brand that I bought melted super easily and stayed pretty liquidy too for a while (I just did mine in the microwave). It was very easy to pour and even stayed wet while I had a chance to add more candy corn and sprinkles. Some chocolates don’t melt as well as others I guess.

  64. postedOct 30, 2008 8:57 PM

    ALSO… if you have a pretty thick chocolate that won’t pour, you can always add a small amount of shortening to it to smooth it out and make it more runny. I always do that when I’m doing dipping for cookies and candies.

  65. postedOct 30, 2008 9:35 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I’m excited to make it. I love candy corn and this sweet/salty combination looks great! By the way, today is National Candy Corn Day. I put up a post on our blog today about candy corn and I linked to your site for this recipe. I would love for you to visit us at and let me know what you think. I don’t know why I just now discovered your blog. I will be subscribing. I also live in San Diego.
    Happy Halloween!

  66. postedOct 29, 2009 9:21 AM

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made this last night with my daughters and we had fun making it!

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