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Hello friends! Happy Tuesday! I have a yummy Halloween treat to share with you today. Salted caramel candy corn bark! Need I say more?

This delicious treat is super simple to make and NO-BAKE. I love simple desserts. Especially when they involve caramel. Everything just tastes better with caramel, doesn’t it? Make this for a Halloween party or better yet make it to enjoy during your favorite fall show! Eek, Grey’s starts Thursday! Who else is excited? Okay back to the recipe… ;)


Salted caramel candy corn bark


  • 1 bag of waffle style pretzels (I used approx. 75 for this recipe)
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg. vanilla candiquik coating
  • 1 (11 oz) pkg. caramel bits
  • 1 (9 oz) bag candy corn M&M's (could use regular candy corns as well)


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and then place the pretzels in the pan side by side. Melt caramel in a microwavable bowl according to package directions. Stir caramel until smooth and then spoon caramel over each individual pretzel. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Melt the vanilla coating in the microwave according to package directions. Pour the coating over the caramel and spread evenly. Allow to cool for a minute and then place M&M's or candy corn on top. Allow candy to harden and then cut into pieces. Peel the wax paper from the caramel and enjoy! :D

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The salted pretzel, caramel and white chocolate combination is perfection. This simple dessert is a new favorite! The fun thing about this recipe is you can customize it for any holiday. Or get creative and add different candy toppings!

Salted caramel candy corn bark from I Heart Nap Time

This candy corn bark is seriously addicting! I sent this plate into work with my hubs, so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat it all.

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So I’m curious… are you a candy corn lover or hater? ;)

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21 Responses to “Salted caramel candy corn bark”

  1. Cindy @ Diy beautify

    What I meant to say was…this looks so amazing! Can’t wait to try! I love that it’s pretty fall colors too :)

  2. Stephanie

    HI, I just made this, and ran into some issues. The caramel bits (I purchased the same ones you did) did not spread like yours did in the picture. I had to drizzle it, and it cooled so quickly that it turned into chunks. I did not see any directions on the package as to how to melt, so I just did it in a bowl in the microwave. Any suggestions? Mine doesn’t look very pretty, but I’m sure it will taste great!

    • Jamielyn

      I’m sorry it didn’t turn out as well for you! When I made mine, the package said to add 2 Tablespoons of water and to melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between. I hope that helps with the consistency!

      • Toni

        Hi! I just made this, and I did add the 2 Tablespoons of water, but my caramel is still so gooey and soaking through the pretzel holes, it’s very messy. Did your caramel set, or is it still soft? I can’t stack the pieces because it’s super sticky. I have to say, it’s VERY yummy, I just wondered if your caramel stiffens. Maybe I just didn’t wait long enough??

        • Jamielyn

          My caramel set and was a chewy texture. I waited a few hours before I pulled mine off! Maybe try a little less water next time! :)

  3. Coleen

    I found this really easy to make last night but was really disappointed this morning when I went to break it into chunks. The carmel stuck so badly to the wax paper that it became a sticky mess, and the m&ms fell off nearly every piece.

    • Jamielyn

      I’m sorry you had so much trouble with it Coleen! That has never happened when I’ve made it. Maybe next try try putting the M&M’s on sooner. I put mine on right away and and they stuck perfectly. Also, I pulled my caramel off a few hours after I made it and it came off pretty well. You could try spraying it with cooking spray? Hope it works better if you make it again! :)

  4. Angie

    I just made this & had the same problem as Toni. Is the caramel supposed to set up? Mine is gooey (tastes great, though) & I followed your recipe to the nth. Help?

    • Jamielyn

      Yes the caramel is supposed to set, it should be chewy though. Maybe try adding a little less water to the caramel when you melt it? I hope it works out better for you next time! :)