Halloween Candy Bark

Monday, October 31, 2011

If you are like me, you will have WAY too much left over candy (we had TWO trick or treaters and bought enough to feed an army) or your kids will accumulate so much, you wont know what to do with it! Well heres an idea....
Halloween Candy Bark
You will need...
1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 Butterfinger candy bars (or 8 fun size bars), roughly chopped
3 toffee candy bars (or 6 fun size bars), roughly chopped
8 Reese cups, cut into wedges
¼ cup honey roasted peanuts
3 oz. yellow and orange peanut M&Ms, coarsely chopped
3 oz. good quality white chocolate, finely chopped

1. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.  Heat, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.  Pour the chocolate over the foil and smooth into a thin layer with a spatula.  

Evenly sprinkle the chopped candy bars, Reese cups, honey roasted peanuts, and peanut M&Ms over the melted chocolate.  Press gently to adhere the candy to the melted chocolate.  Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.

Melt the white chocolate, again using the double boiler method, until smooth.  Drizzle over the chilled candy bark.  Return to the refrigerator and let chill again until the white chocolate is set, 3o minutes more.
Peel the sheet of chocolate away from the foil and break into irregular pieces.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

 Note: This white chocolate did not melt down well, it mostly clumped and would not drizzle properly, so i would omit this step or use another chocolate.

Chicken Arugula Pizza

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sorry for the lack of blogging... I have been intending to make my new post a Pumpkin Patch Post for the last two weeks, but every time my husband and I have time to go, it rains. So hopefully a pumpkin patch post will be in the very near future. So in the mean time, here is an amazing Dr.Oz recipe...

You will need...

8 oz refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
1/2 cup chopped tomato 
Marinara to taste
4 oz cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
1/2 cup low fat mozzarella
1 1/2 cups arugula
2 tbsp parmesan

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Take a whole wheat pizza crust and roll into a 12 inch circle on a floured surface and then bake for 7-10 mins on a rimless pan or pizza stone. I used this...

3. Remove crust from oven and flip over. Spread some store bought marinara sauce and tomatos evenly on top. Scatter chicken pieces over sauce and sprinkle with the mozzarella. Return to the oven to bake another 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and pizza is crispy and brown.

and sprinkle with this...


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