Recipe: Easy Halloween Chocolate Boo Bark

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Chocolate bark transcends all holidays — it is as welcome as a Christmas gift as it is alongside your bunny cake at Easter — but it is at its most clever and delightful at Halloween. And it’s even better with one simple, easy upgrade.

That upgrade? It’s easy: Rice Krispies or another crispy rice cereal. Fold it into melted chocolate and then top this bark with your favorite sprinkles, candies, and edible eyeballs for a spooky treat everyone will love.

I especially love using the cocoa crispy cereal and folding it into the chocolate — extra-crispy, extra-chocolatey!

Spread the melted chocolate out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and you can top it with a variety of candied eyes, Halloween candy, and any sprinkles you like.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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Halloween Bark

Makes24 (1x3-inch) bars


  • 1 (24-ounce)

    bag dark chocolate chips (about 4 cups)

  • 2 cups

    Crispy Cocoa Rice Cereal

  • 1/2 cup

    candy, such as candy corn, M&M’s, Reese’s pieces, or candy eyes

  • 1/4 cup




  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until melted, stirring every 30 seconds, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes total.

  2. Fold the cereal into the melted chocolate, then use an offset spatula to spread it into a thin (13x9-inch) rectangle. Top liberally with the candy and sprinkles. Refrigerate the bark until firm, 30 to 40 minutes. Break or slice into bars.