Create your own fun Halloween Chocolate Bark for an allergy friendly treat! Our easy to make candy bark is top 8 allergen free (depending on the sprinkles you choose) and school safe.
Halloween is a fun time to dress up, have fun, and indulge in a little bit of candy that we (hopefully) don’t get all the time.
But it can also be scary for families of kids with food allergies since so many popular Halloween treats have allergens, like peanuts, dairy, and tree nuts.
To help kids with food allergies enjoy Halloween, we made some fun Halloween chocolate candy bar that everyone can enjoy! This Halloween chocolate bark would be perfect for school parties since it’s school safe as well.
Because our kids both have various tree nut and peanut allergies, we would go through their candy buckets once they were done getting treats. We’d separate out the unsafe candy from the safe candy, and usually over half of it was unsafe. We’d give away the unsafe candy to someone who could enjoy it, so we weren’t wasting food by throwing it away.
It made our kids a little sad that pretty much all the chocolate Halloween candy was unsafe for them, so we’d buy some allergy friendly chocolates or we’d make some fun chocolate treats like homemade SunButter cups or chocolate bark.
Since this candy bark is so easy to make and versatile, you can even have your kids help make and decorate it!
How to make Halloween chocolate bark
We used allergy friendly semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate for this chocolate bark, but you can use just about any regular chocolate you like that fits your food allergies or preferences.
For our chocolate bark, we used the Nestle Simply Delicious white chocolate chips which worked well in this recipe, but there are other brands of dairy free white chocolate, such as No Whey and Pascha.
Here are the steps to make your allergy friendly Halloween chocolate bark:
- Melt your dairy free regular chocolate chips and spread the chocolate out a bit onto a parchment paper lined pan.
- Melt your dairy free white chocolate, add natural colors (optional), and drizzle it over the regular chocolate. We made some of our white chocolate purple to match some of the monster sprinkles.
- Before your chocolate sets, sprinkle the chocolate with Halloween sprinkles, candy eyes, crushed candies (like coconut toffees), candy corn made in a peanut free facility, or allergy friendly cookie pieces.
- Chill to set, then break apart into pieces. Serve and store at room temperature.
Just make sure to read the labels on your sprinkles to check for allergens and possible cross contamination since they can be made in facilities with nuts and often contain soy.
If you want to get creative, you can add some allergy friendly candy corn (which are tough to find sometimes but a few brands have them, like Jelly Belly), or pieces of allergy friendly sandwich cookies as well, like Kinnitoos.
Check out our other allergy friendly Halloween recipes!
- Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats
- Healthy Chocolate Fruit “Bugs”
- No Chill Vegan Sugar Cookies
- Gluten Free and Dairy Free Halloween Treats roundup
- 10 Amazing allergy friendly sweets
- Halloween Chocolate Bark (Dairy Free)
- White Chocolate SunButter Pumpkins (Dairy Free)
Halloween Chocolate Bark (Dairy Free)
- Melt the dairy free chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, or in a double boiler (whichever method you prefer). Once melted, spread the chocolate out a bit onto a parchment paper lined pan (don't spread it too thick or too thin, about 1/8-1/4 inch works good). Set aside.
- Melt your dairy free white chocolate in a double boiler. Once it's melted, add natural food color powders to make different colors (optional), and drizzle it over the regular chocolate. Use a toothpick to swirl the chocolate layers together. We made some of our white chocolate purple with pink and blue colors to match some of the monster sprinkles we got.
- Chill to set completely, then break apart into pieces. Serve and store at room temperature.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist