Creamy and sweet. Crunchy and salty. This Pumpkin Spice Bark is the best of both worlds and is sure to win over any pumpkin lover in your life.
It’s getting cooler. Some leaves are starting to fall. I love it. I hate it. I’m already freezing even though the coolest it’s gotten has been down in the 60s. Freezing.
Things I like about fall:
The changing of the leaves.
Sweaters, boots, and scarves. And blankets.
Fall festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Sipping hot drinks.
All the fall baking stuff the stores put out!
Pumpkin spice everything, apple spice galore, cinnamon spice.
The spice is nice.
That’s it. End of the list.
Can anyone relate? Anyone? If so I’m taking applications for roommates for when I become a snowbird in 40 years.
I’ve been craving covered pretzels lately. But I’ve been
lazy busy. So I decided to take several of my fall baking goodies I’ve been hoarding and make Pumpkin Spice Bark. Almond bark, pumpkin spice baking chips, fall m and m’s, pretzel pieces, and sunflower seeds all go into making this bark.
You might be thinking right now, but candy bark is a Christmas thing, Amy.
No. You’ve been lied to. This bark will have you convinced in one bite that as soon the fall weather cools off enough that your bark won’t melt, it’s time to bark up that tree and whip up some pumpkin bark. Haha. Don’t mind me. In my own head I’m hilarious enough I should have my own reality show or something.
Making this pumpkin spice bark is a breeze. It basically requires one skill, using a spoon. The almond bark and pumpkin spice chips are melted in the microwave, then swirled together on a foil covered baking sheet. After that, the sunflower seeds, m and m’s, and pretzel pieces are sprinkled over the melted candy. Before the bark hardens, go back through and push the larger pieces down into the candy so you can be sure they will stay in place later when the bark is broken. Place it in the fridge until it’s hardened and break ya off a hunk of that deliciousness!
And now, for my super secret tip to enjoying this Pumpkin Bark, storing it in the fridge will keep it fresh longer and is a good idea. But I say, go ahead and put in the veggie crisper drawer, because no one ventures down there right? It’s kind of where good intentions go to die. I’m totally not above hiding the candy until I’m ready to share it on my own terms!
There you go. A super easy, super yummy pumpkin spice treat for you to enjoy 😉
What’s your favorite pumpkin spice treat?
Pumpkin Spice Bark
- 1- 24 oz package of Almond Bark
- 1- 10 oz package Pumpkin Spice flavored baking chips
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup M & M's
- 2/3 cup crushed pretzel pieces
Cover a 9x13 baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Roughly chop the almond bark and place in a medium sized microwavable bowl. On 50% power, melt the almond bark, removing every minute and a half to check and stir. It should take around 5-7 minutes to melt. When the almond bark is melted smooth, set it aside.
Place the pumpkin chips in a smaller microwavable bowl and melt in the microwave on 50% power. It should take around 2 minutes, remove every minute to check and stir.
Pour all but a few spoonfuls of the almond bark onto the baking sheet. Spread it evenly and smoothly with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Pour the melted pumpkin spice chips over the top, again spreading it evenly and smoothly.
Drizzle the last few spoonfuls of almond bark over the top of the pumpkin layer and swirl with the tines of a fork if desired.
While the candy is still melty, sprinkle over the top of it the sunflower seeds, M&M candies, and the crushed pretzel pieces. Press the larger pieces, like the M&M's and the pretzels in a bit, so that they will be securely held by the almond bark and not fall off once it has set.
Place the baking sheet into the fridge and chill until hardened. Break into pieces and serve.
Store in a cook dark place, will stay fresh longer if kept in the fridge.