Last year, I made some Halloween bark bars using butterscotch topped with chocolate and spooky sprinkles, so I decided to do a different version this year with a mummy theme!
I love Halloween and its fun to make treats with the children and they love anything that includes those sugar eyeballs you can buy.
These have a base of melted Caramac, which is a bit of a throwback from my childhood. You can get either 30g bars or bags of Caramac buttons, but they both melt really well. Much better than white chocolate actually, which I have had sieze up on me a few times. I mixed in a little pumpkin pie spice which works really well with the caramel flavour.
I used my silicon bark moulds that I got from amazon, but they are not necessary to make this. You can just pour the melted Caramac onto a lined sheet and then break it into pieces afterwards.
For the topping, white chocolate is drizzled over to make ‘bandages’, but you can also get bright white candy melts for a stronger contrast over the spiced Caramac. I think I prefer the flavour of white chocolate, but my children like both.
This recipe makes enough for 8 bars
450g Caramac, melted. That is 4 multipacks of 4 bars (minus one for old time’s sake)
1tsp pumpkin pie spice, or you can just use cinnamon
250g white chocolate, or white candy melts
Break the Caramac into pieces, add the spice and melt in the microwave in short bursts, giving it a good stir every 10 seconds or so. Stop before it’s all melted and keep stirring to let the residual heat melt the rest of the solid pieces.
Pour equal amounts into the moulds (if using) and agitate to level it out.
Leave to set completely before turning out and placing on a wire rack over a tray.
Melt the white chocolate or candy melts in the same way as the Caramac and place in a squeezy bottle or a disposable piping bag with a small hole cut in the end. You could also use a plastic food bag with a small hole cut in the corner.
Squeeze over the white chocolate, moving back and forth to create ‘bandages’ and place a few googly eyes into the molten chocolate.
Leave to set completely.