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Crystallized Ginger Candy Bark

crystallized ginger candy bark

Halloween is all about trick or treating, delicious candy, and binge-watching horror movies, as I am like to do.  More specifically, I like to binge-watch horror movies made during the 1930s and 1940s.  Old movies are kind of my obsession, and have been since way back when I was 13.  Somewhere on or around Halloween, I will definitely be viewing The Old Dark House, from 1932.  It’s all about strangers who take refuge in an old mansion during a storm, then, you know, wish they had just kept driving.  It stars Boris Karloff and Gloria Stuart, aka the old lady from Titanic.  Yes, she was in movies when she was young.  And if you’re wondering, no, she doesn’t look anything like Kate Winslet.  She looked more like Gwen Stefani.  There’s an image you can have in your head for the day.

While I watch The Old Dark House and weird horror movies from Japan where pianos eat people, I will be eating good ‘ol candy bark.  But not just any candy bark.  Crystallized ginger candy bark.  I make it every year.  At first it didn’t have crystallized ginger, but last year I decided to walk on the wild side and toss some in.  How do you feel about ginger and chocolate together?  To me, it’s just like cookies and milk.  I really can’t get enough of it.  Hopefully you’ll become as addicted as me.

crystallized ginger candy bark

This candy bark couldn’t be easier to put together.  You just melt the chocolate chips, spread it on your foil-lined baking sheet, then toss on your candy bar bits and crystallized ginger.  This is, of course, a great way to use up all of that extra candy.  If you have any, that is.  So of course you can customize this candy bark based on what you have.  But I implore that you add the ginger.  It’ll put a little zing in your step.

I used Three Musketeers because that’s how I roll.  I got a huge bag of them that have the nougat dyed red…because Halloween.  Are you scared yet?  I’m a little scared.  At first I thought it looked fun, but after I took the pictures I think it looks reminiscent of Pepto Bismol.  It’s not Pepto Bismol candy bark, I swear!  Haha.  Although, that would be getting two birds with one stone.  Lots of people need a little of that after too much candy.  But um…I don’t know…I don’t think it’ll catch on, do you?  Haha.

Happy almost Halloween!

crystallized ginger candy bark

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Crystallized Ginger Candy Bark
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (you can substitute milk chocolate if that's your thing)
  • 1 cup chopped Three Musketeers bars
  • ½ cup chopped Heath bars
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup-1/2 cup diced crystallized ginger, depending on taste
  1. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue melting chocolate at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Pour melted chocolate on the foil-lined pan, and spread it out into an even rectangle, trying to get the same thickness all the way around.
  4. Sprinkle on the candy bars, chocolate chips, and diced ginger.
  5. Place the bark in the fridge for at least an hour to set up, then break up into wedges and store in an airtight container in the fridge.


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  • Mary Frances October 27, 2015, 10:24 am

    Such a cute presentation! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Love it 🙂

    • Amanda October 27, 2015, 10:51 am

      Thank you so much. Got to love Frankenstein! 🙂

  • Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe October 27, 2015, 11:09 am

    I love how gorgeous these are with all the pretty colors…they look like chocolate leaves! The toppings put on top are brilliant!

    • Amanda October 27, 2015, 11:11 am

      Thanks so much! I just love the way crystallized ginger mixes with chocolate and candy. 🙂

  • Sina @ Vegan Heaven October 27, 2015, 11:30 am

    These look so delicious, Amanda! What a great idea to add ginger! And I just love how you photographed them! 🙂

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:32 pm

      Thanks, Sina! I’m probably way more excited about my Bride of Frankenstein plates than I should be. Haha.

  • Jess @ Sweetest Menu October 28, 2015, 2:06 am

    This is so beautiful! I love chocolate bark but never thought about adding ginger as well – perfect for Christmas!

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:33 pm

      Thanks, Jess. I do love to make this for Christmas too. 😀

  • Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel October 28, 2015, 11:53 am

    I love scary movies!! I have never heard of The Old Dark House, though, so I will have to check that one out! This candy bark looks amazing. I looove crystallized ginger!

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:34 pm

      Thanks! It’s not a really scary movie, just full of creepy people, but it’s always a good time. 😀

  • Michele @ Two Raspberries October 28, 2015, 4:11 pm

    this looks awesome! candy bark is one of my favorites! YUM! 😉

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:35 pm

      Thanks, Michele! I love being able to get a chocolate fix that doesn’t take too long to make.

  • Rachel @ Bakerita October 29, 2015, 12:05 pm

    This sounds amazing! I don’t use crystallized ginger nearly enough but it sounds so perfect in this bark.

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:36 pm

      Thank you! I just really dig crystallized ginger later. I could probably have it over my cereal. 😉

  • Manali @ CookWithManali October 29, 2015, 2:13 pm

    love the use of crystallized ginger, sounds so good! Happy Halloween!

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:37 pm

      Thank you! Happy Halloween to you too!🎃

  • annie October 29, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Dark chocolate with crystallized ginger is soooo good. I love how you threw in the extra candy to make it super Halloween-y

    • Amanda October 29, 2015, 4:38 pm

      Thank you! I’m kind of obsessed with dark chocolate! I always have some on hand. 😀

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen November 3, 2015, 2:33 am

    Amanda, this ginger candy bark has my name written ALL over it! Wow!

    • Amanda November 3, 2015, 2:32 pm

      Thank you! It’s gotten to the point where I have to have a little piece of crystallized ginger every day, the way some people have a little piece of chocolate or a piece of gum. I just can’t get enough of it! 🙂

  • Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting November 6, 2015, 10:03 am

    I love this Amanda, it looks super delicious and using the dark chocolate these a become a healthy snack!!

    • Amanda November 6, 2015, 3:26 pm

      Thanks! I love using dark chocolate when I make this. For some reason I’ve just never been a fan of milk chocolate.

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