Recently, I was invited to hang out and craft with fellow DIY bloggers and the directors of Woman’s Day Magazine for their Woman’s Day Craft Corner (#WDCraftCorner). Needless to say this was an awesome moment in the history of A.V. Does What!? Score! With premium supplies from Michael’s Art Supply, I was in Crafty Heaven.
Look mom I have a place card!
This is before we got our hands dirty but trust me, we laughed, painted pumpkins, and devoured tasty treats.
Amongst all the Hocus Pocus, I was delighted to find this delicious “Candy Bark” in my goodie bag. It was soooo good it would be a crime if I didn’t share the recipe with you. Here it goes.
Active Time: 25 min
Total Time: 1 hour
Cost per seriving 5 cents
- 48 Unsalted saltine crackers
- ¾ c. unsalted butter
- 1½ c. packed light brown sugar
- 16 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
- Assorted Halloween candy
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet (11 1/2- by 16 1/2 inches) with nonstick foil and arrange 48 unsalted saltine crackers in a single layer over the bottom of the pan. Melt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar in a medium pot over low heat. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Pour the sugar mixture evenly over the crackers, then bake at 350 degrees F until deep golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Immediately scatter chocolate chips in an even layer on top; let sit for 2 minutes, then spread it to cover the caramel. While the chocolate is warm, scatter desired candies (such as crushed Jolly Ranchers or Pop Rocks; chopped Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, or Kit Kat bars) over the top and let set. Cut into pieces before serving.
Recipe via Woman’s Day Magazine
Check out my pumpkin. If you would like to replicate this look, I used white acrylic paint with a small paint brush for the dots and Sharpie marker for the lines (Black and Gold). Simple and chic.