Monster Bark

This Monster Bark is a sweet addition to any Halloween party. Green, purple, orange, and black melting bark are swirled together. Then, it’s topped with mini and regular M&Ms, Halloween sprinkles, and chocolate sandwich cookies made to look like monster eyes!

monster bark on a bamboo place mat.

When we host get-togethers, we like to make things extra fun for the kiddos. That’s why we always serve this easy Halloween bark. It’s super chocolaty, full of fun Halloween colors, and we even make “monster eyes” out of chocolate sandwich cookies. The kids always gobble it up!

monster bark on a bamboo place mat.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a fun, sweet addition to any Halloween get-together.
  • The kids always love it.
  • It’s loaded with chocolaty goodness and fun, Halloween-themed colors.
  • It’s a super recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.


bowls of purple, green, orange and black candy melts. Plus oreo cookies, and sprinkles.

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients, and you’ll find them all in one aisle. It doesn’t get easier than that! Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Purple melting chocolate
  • Green melting chocolate
  • Orange melting chocolate
  • Black melting chocolate
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Mini chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Regular M&Ms
  • Halloween sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Monster Bark

Making this Halloween monster bark is super easy. You’ll just melt some chocolate, swirl it, and do a little bit of decorating. It’s straightforward and ready in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Prep

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

bowls of purple, green, orange, and black melted candy melts.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

Melt the four different chocolates in microwaveable bowls at 30-second intervals until melted and smooth.

dollops of colored melted chocolate on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 3: Swirl the Chocolate

Place dollops of the colored chocolate all over the parchment paper-lined baking sheet and swirl them together.

Step 4: Make the Eyes

Separate the sandwich cookies and as many as you like filling side up on the melted chocolate pairs to make eyes. Then, add M&Ms to make the pupils.

sprinkles being added to the top of melted chocolate.

Step 5: Add Sprinkles

Sprinkle Halloween sprinkles all over the bark.

monster bark being broken apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Chill and Break Into Pieces

Chill for about 20 minutes, then break the monster bark into pieces. Enjoy!


  • Pupils – Use chocolate chips for the pupils in place of M&Ms
  • Candies – Use your favorite candies to make this bark. You don’t have to make eyes.
  • Candy Eyes – You can use candy eyes in place of sandwich cookie eyes or in addition to those eyes.

If you love bark candy, then check out our graham cracker toffee bark.

🥄 Equipment

  • Microwaveable bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

🥫 Storage

Store this bark in an air-tight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

monster bark on a bamboo place mat.

💭 Tips

  • Add the cookies and candies while the bark is still soft so everything sticks.
  • Chill the bark for at least 20 minutes. You can chill it longer if you like.
  • The easiest way to break the bark is simply with your hands.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why is candy bark called bark?

Bark candy gets its name because the texture of the candy is rough just like tree bark.

What’s the difference between melting chocolate and regular chocolate?

Melting chocolate is made with cocoa butter which allows it to be melted to a smooth, creamy consistency without tempering. Regular chocolate requires a tempering process to achieve an even color and consistency when melted.

Do you have to temper all chocolate when you melt it?

Not at all. Melting chocolate never needs to be tempered.

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Monster Bark

This monster bark is a spook-tacular Halloween treat with swirled purple, green, orange, and black chocolate, candy, and sandwich cookies.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 150kcal


  • 4 small bowls
  • baking sheet lined with parchment paper


  • 12 ounce purple melting chocolate
  • 12 ounces green melting chocolate
  • 12 ounces orange melting chocolate
  • 12 ounces black melting chocolate
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Mini chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Mini m&ms
  • Regular m&ms
  • Halloween sprinkles


  • In 4 microwave safe bowl place the 4 different colors of chocolate microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  • On a tray or baking sheet lined with parchment paper place dollops of the colors all over the lined sheet pan and swirl them together.
  • Separate the sandwich cookies and place 2 cream side up next to each other to create eyes.
  • Do the same with the smaller cookies and add M&Ms to make the pupils.
  • Add as many sets of eyes as you like.
  • Sprinkle the Halloween sprinkles over the bark.
  • Let the bark set either on the counter or if you want it to set quickly in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  • Break into pieces and serve!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 31mg | Sugar: 18g

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