Creative Cooking

What's Cooking on Pinterest? Candy Corn Cookie Crunch

I will admit it. I am addicted to candy corn. Stick a bowl of candy corn in front of me and I won't stop eating it.

So, naturally, I decided to celebrate this wonderful fall weather and Halloween season by making a candy corn cookie crunch bark dessert. It's simple to make and it has a ton of all of my favorite candies. What could be better than that?

Thank you, Pinterest, for offering this wonderful compilation of sweet and salty ingredients to make a scrumptious and delicious sweet treat.

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Of course, you can use other ingredients if you don't like the ones in this recipe. I love the combination of sweet and salty in each piece of bark, so I love all of the ingredients this recipe calls for.

First, break thin pretzel sticks into pieces and scatter half a cup or so on a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Next, break approximately 14 Oreo cookies into bite-size pieces and place on the same sheet with the pretzels. This blogger suggested using the Halloween-themed Oreo cookies, but I could not find them in my grocery store (thank you, Waco), so I decided to use the peanut butter Oreo cookies, since the recipe has a lot of chocolate and peanut butter ingredients. Finish this layer of the bark with 1/2 cup of peanuts and 3/4 cup of candy corn.

Now it's time for the glue to bind it all together. And by glue I mean melted white chocolate bark.

Melt one pound of white chocolate bark in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is completely melted and easily pourable. Pour the white chocolate over the pretzels, cookie pieces, peanuts and candy corn until it completely covers all the ingredients. You might need to spread the white chocolate over everything; just make sure every ingredient on the cookie sheet is stuck in the white chocolate.

Quickly top the melted white chocolate with 1/4 cup of candy corn (or more, if you love candy corn), 1/4 cup Reese's pieces, 1/2 cup of peanut M&Ms (use fall colors: orange, yellow and brown) and a good amount of Halloween sprinkles. I bet you could use the Candy Corn M&Ms for a little extra candy corn goodness.

Stick it in the fridge until it hardens. Once the bark is firm and completely stuck together, break into pieces and serve to your friends at a Halloween party, or just in celebration of the Halloween season. Trust me, it will be gone before you know it.

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