Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Nightmare Before Christmas Bark

Monday, October 29, 2018

Nightmare Before Christmas Bark

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I've been on the hunt for silicone molds with shapes from The Nightmare Before Christmas for years. I haven't had any luck finding them yet (seriously Disney, you're missing out on a huge money making opportunity there. get with it!) but I did come across these plastic molds of Jack and Oogie on Etsy.


I've been wanting to make some Nightmare Before Christmas bark for Halloween this year, so I thought I'd give these molds a try. I much prefer working with silicone because I've never had great luck with plastic, but figured what the heck. Let's melt some chocolate and see what happens. If you follow me on my Instagram Stories, you got a sneak peek over the weekend.

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

I'm going to be honest here and say that working with these hard molds was a complete pain in the ass. While they are super cute and would probably work better using them as a bath bomb or working with polymer clay, melting chocolate in them was no easy task.

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

Jack was a little easier because the mold isn't so detailed, but I did the 4 Oogies pictured here and called it quits. The Oogie Boogie mold is very detailed and getting the chocolate to settle into the cracks was a tedious job. I had to keep slapping the mold onto the counter to get the candy to settle and to get the air bubbles out.

Oogie Boogie Candy

Removing the candy after it had set was a whole other challenge. I kept snapping the tips off of Oogies head, then had to take a lighter to the candy to melt it down to reset the pieces back together. I was beyond frustrated after making just 4.

Jack Skellington Candy

If this looks like a candy craft you'd like to try, I'd suggest just sticking with the Jack mold. While a bit difficult to remove from the plastic, it went a lot better than the Oogie candies did.

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

However, even with all of the effort I put into the chocolate molds, I did like the final candy bark results. For Jack Skellington, since he's The Pumpkin King, I cut some jelly pumpkins in half to add to the bark, then dusted it with purple sprinkles.

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

For the Oogie Boogie candy bark, I used sour gummy worms and purple and green jimmies.

Nightmare Before Christmas Candy

I do think this is a fun candy for your Halloween party or to gift to any Nightmare Before Christmas fan. If you don't mind the work, these molds are a suitable filler until Disney gets with the program and starts to make NBC silicone molds for us foodie and crafting fans.


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Here is a list of the products that I used to make this candy bark. These are affiliate links, which do not cost you anything to shop through, but if you do, I make a small commission to help continue running this blog.

Wilton Black Candy Melts
Wilton White Candy Melts
Sour Orange Pumpkin Jellies
Halloween Colored Jimmies
Trolli Sour Gummy Worms 


Do you watch Nightmare Before Christmas around Halloween-time? 
 



20 comments:

  1. Awww weren't you sorry to break them into pieces in the end? :)
    Did you oil the molds a bit before pouring the chocolate in it? It helps often. And also if you dip the molds in some hot water the chocolate should pop out more easily. Not always, though.... They do look fun even if you did not have any making them :P
    When is trick or treat? Tomorrow night?

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    1. No, breaking them let me vent out some of that frustration from dealing with plastic molds :P
      Yes, I used oil on the molds, tried the hot water trick, let them sit at room temperature, pounded on the fronts with a metal spoon. They were just stubborn in releasing the chocolate. I'll just through them into my crafting supplies and will use them with clay from here on out.
      Trick or treat is tomorrow night. It's supposed to rain, but Allison is going as Coraline, which means her costume consists of a yellow raincoat and rain boots, so she doesn't mind the rainy forecast lol.

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  2. Surprised that Disney doesn't have any out. They are all about $$$. Sounds like a royal pain in the butt, but they turned out great.

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    1. For real! They have everything else under the sun, but when it comes to food molds, they are really lacking in that department!

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  3. I haven't seen it in a few years.

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  4. I've seen the movie so many times that I don't watch it anymore. Those candies are so darn cute. I love what you made.

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  5. You really outdid yourself with that bark. It is both festive and it looks great to eat too. I need to make this bark before Halloween.

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  6. Can you believe I've never seen that whole movie before? Kind of odd because I've seen Coraline many times over again.

    I love the way the treats turned out!

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  7. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this! The Nightmare Before Christmas is my all-time favorite Halloween/Christmas movie, and of course, I LOVE CANDY!

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  8. Yes, Disney is missing out!! I love these, I’m sorry they were such a pain to make! But, I love how they turned out! I don’t spend much time on Etsy, so it was fun visiting Jody’s page! Well done!

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  9. This is SO perfect. My youngest is SALLY for Halloween this year so I know she will love to make this

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  10. The molds may have been tricky, but so worth it. That is downright adorable! We are huge NBC fans here, so we will be eating this bark through Christmas.

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  11. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 31, 2018 at 7:22 AM

    This is such a fun idea for Halloween! My kids will love this!

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  12. Wow! This is very artsy! I would like to make one for my nephew this Christmas season.

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  13. Oh my goodness this is awesome. It looks absolutely awesome. What a great treat! - jeanine

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  14. These are absolutely adorable. I'm amazed at how creative folks can be with Halloween snacks!

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  15. Well even though they were a pain in the ass, they look really cute! I love how they turned out. :)

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  16. This is one of my favorite movies! They came out so cute!

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  17. I'm glad you found your molds. What a fun way to make the bark!

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  18. Theresa, it's like magic! LOL..I won't touch it and keep it like that because it's too beautiful (or scary? :)) to eat

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