Monster Mix & Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bark

Happy Halloween! I have two treats to share with you on this holiday; Monster Mix & Cookies and Cream Oreo Bark. I might be eating a bit of both as I write this; they are THAT addicting. Big thanks to one of my staples, Plain Chicken, for the Monster Mix & to a newly discovered site, Bakers Royale for the Oreo Bark!

Before I dive into the recipe, I had to share a picture from our Halloween Party this weekend.
Duke nearly had a heart attack when he saw my costume. 

J  went as "Topless Kate Middleton." Needless to say, I won't be posting his pic.

Ok...on to the treats!

Monster Mix

Serves: 15-20ish servings if you can control yourself
Cook time according to Rachel: 10 mins to make, then let sit for aprox 20 mins
How difficult was this for Rachel? Easy! (just took a few bags of popcorn trying to learn my new microwave

2 bags popcorn
1 lb Almond Bark (I used vanilla, couldn't find Almond)
1 cup candy corn
1.5 cups dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 cup Reeses Pieces


Pop popcorn and place in a LARGE bowl. Mix in peanuts, candy corn & Reeses.

Break up bark and melt according to package directions.

Pour over popcorn mix. Stir until everything is evenly coated. 

Spread out onto foil, parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet. Let sit until completely hardened and dry. 

Break up into clumps and eat!

Cookies & Cream Chocolate Bark

Serves: 15-20
Cook time according to Rachel: 10 minutes + 20-30 mins of cooling
How difficult was this for Rachel? Easy!


The ratio is 15 Oreo's to 1 bag of White Ghirardelli baking chips. 
If you use theme'd Oreo's, like the orange colored cream Halloween Oreos, your bark will turn the color of the cream. Most people would realize this ahead of time. For me, a happy accident.
I ended up tripling the recipe for the party. 

In a large bowl, melt chocolate chips. I melted them in the microwave for aprox 3 minutes. After each minute, stir the chips, it will help them melt.

While the chocolate melts, break up oreos into large chunks
 Once chocolate is melted, combine Oreo's...enter my happy orange discovery
One thoroughly mixed, spread out on a parchment/wax paper lined baking dish/sheet
Cool in Fridge for aprox 20 mins.

Break into chunks and eat!

Note: This would also work well with the Green Christmas Oreos to make it themed!

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