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Halloween Recipe – Ghastly Ghouls Chocolate Bark

Here’s something a little sweet and spooky to get you in the mood for All Hallows Eve! With a little supervision the kids can whip up this Halloween recipe by themselves.

This is a fun Halloween inspired recipe – perfect for trick or treating, or class parties – and with very little effort it looks fabulous. Winning!

To get your kids into the spirit more, you could also teach them the real meaning of Halloween. 

Ghastly Ghouls Chocolate Bark


  • 400 grams dark chocolate melts
  • 150 grams white chocolate melts
  • A handful of orange and green M&M’s
  • Orange 100 & 1000’s
  • 2 licorice all sorts ( orange & green )


  1. Put the white chocolate in a microwave- safe bowl and set aside
  2. Put the 400 grams of dark chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl
  3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts
  4. Stir to make sure it is all melted and smooth
  5. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper
  6. Spread the chocolate out evenly onto the tray (approx ½ centimetre thick) using a spatula
  7. Leave a tiny bit in the bowl for decoration
  8. Push in about half of the M&M’s leaving enough room between them for the ghouls
  9. Sprinkle the orange 100 & 1000’s all around the edge
  10. Melt the white chocolate in 20 second bursts
  11. Working quickly use a teaspoon to make a dollop of white chocolate onto the chocolate already spread on the tray
  12. Use a toothpick or the end of a teaspoon to spread the white chocolate into a ghoul shape
  13. Use the toothpick to dip into the remaining dark chocolate and make 2 dots for eyes and a bigger one for a mouth
  14. Thinly sliced the licorice all sorts and push them into the melted chocolate
  15. Push the rest of the M&M’s into the chocolate
  16. And sprinkle with some more orange 100 & 1000’s
  17. Put into the fridge to set for at least an hour
  18. Cut into large chunks with a sharp knife
Ghastly Ghouls Chocolate Bark

The nitty gritty:

  • Takes about 10 mins to make and 1hr to set properly
  • Prep all the toppings before you melt the chocolate
  • The white chocolate sets quickly. A fast ghoul is a good ghoul.


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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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