Halloween is quickly approaching which means so are the parties. Next to getting the perfect costume is picking all the treats that everyone is sure to love. Instead of bringing the same old, same old, traditional candy bars or chips, try something new.
Monster Mash is the perfect treat to make. It has something for everyone to enjoy, with gooey mini-marshmallows, crunchy graham cereal, chocolate candy pieces and pretzel sticks covered in almond bark. Monster Mash has the best sweet and salty combination. The pretzels add the perfect amount of salt to keep this treat from being too sweet.
Monster Mash is super simple to make, but extremely messy. I found it was easier to mix all the ingredients with hands rather than with a spatula or spoon. When mixing with your hands, you are sure to get the melted almond bark on every piece. If you can't find almond bark, you can also use Hershey bars with almonds. It will taste just as good. I used the Hershey with almonds and I love it.
So, whether you are hosting the party or simply attending, bring some Monster Mash. It is sure to turn some heads.
6 squares (2 oz. each) almond bark, divided (can also use Hershey
Bars with almonds)
1 cups pretzel sticks
Orange food coloring (not needed if using Hershey bars)
2 cups graham cereal
cup Halloween colored candy-coated chocolate pieces
cup miniature marshmallows
cup chocolate sprinkles (optional if using Hershey bars)
1.Place 1 squares almond bark in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on Medium for 1 minute; stir. Repeat steps as necessary, stirring at 15-second intervals, until completely melted.
2.Place pretzel sticks in large bowl. Add melted almond bark and stir until all pieces are coated. Spread coated pretzel sticks out on waxed paper, separating individual pieces; let set.
3.Place remaining 4 squares almond bark in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on medium 1 minute; stir. Repeat as necessary, stirring at 15-second intervals, until completely melted. Stir in food coloring until almond bark is bright orange (not needed if using Hershey bars).