If you're looking for a simple recipe to do with your kids this Halloween, it doesn't get much easier than this. All that's involved is a bit of melting (grown-ups only, please), then let them loose with the decorations. We attempted ghosts, but you can decorate the bark however you like - sweets, sprinkles and googly eyes all work, the more terrifying the better. We used dark chocolate but it would work just as well with milk (and our kids would probably have preferred that, to be honest). Want more inspiration? Take a look at our other Halloween recipe, worms in soil.
2 x 100g bars of milk or dark chocolate
1 x 100g bar white chocolate
Decorations of your choice, eg sweets, sprinkles and edible eyes (Morrisons and Tesco both sell them, among other places)
1. Break up the chocolate into two separate bowls: the white in one and milk or dark in another.
2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
3. One by one, melt the chocolate in your microwave according to your machine's instructions. Don't overdo it - we melt it until it's about half done, then keep stirring it until the whole lot melts.
4. Pour the dark/milk chocolate onto the tray to create a big bar in the shape of your choice.
5. If making the white chocolate ghosts, dot teaspoonfuls of the white chocolate around the bar and shape as you like. Add the eyes.
6. Working quickly, as the chocolate will set fast, add any other decorations like sweets and sprinkles.
7. Leave to set, then cut into pieces.
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