I know friends are starting to talk in amazement about Christmas decorations going up, and Black Friday Sales being advertised before Halloween has come and gone. But I’m still stuck in wonderment that Halloween is this week- How did that happen?? Correct me if I am wrong but weren’t we enjoying a long Labor Day weekend a few days ago??
Obviously it’s been busy and here we are going to a Halloween party tonight- Bring your best treat. Awesome. When it comes to “on the fly” treats, one of the best options is the bark road. If you have even a little bit of a sweet tooth you are likely to have a bag of chocolate in your house. Melt that chocolate and throw in whatever looks good- candy, salty snacks, herbs, dried fruits, cereal, marshmallows, ect and you’re done in 15 minutes. I did this in shorter time then it took Sir Wes to fill out his absentee ballot this morning.
The kiddos are able to help with making bark as well- I know my niece and nephew, Lady Corree and Sir Sully would love it!
- 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
- 10 Halloween Oreo’s, crushed
- 4 slices cooked bacon, rough chopped
Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place pot with water on stove over medium heat, and place a metal bowl on top creating a double boiler. Add chocolate and vegetable shortening and stir while the chocolate slowly melts. When the chocolate is smooth add the crushed Oreo’s and bacon and mix well. Pour onto the lined pan and spread evenly. Pop in the refrigerator until set and then break into pieces.
Serves 1-8 people, depending how piggy!
Here is to hoping Thanksgiving still happens and we don’t just skip to Christmas! Because we all know- Thanksgiving is the best food holiday!