Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year, so it didn't take much convincing to get me to check out the Pumpkin festival in the neighboring city of Grover. I had just missed the first festival in my new city, the Liver Mush Expo, so I gave in to trying some as we started our day at the local Pancake House. I have to say, it was actually pretty good, even though it was fried to smithereens. Grover was just a short drive away, a small and friendly little place that had transformed it's main street into a fall wonderland. There was live music, food, vendors, a corn maze, and virtually every form of activity that involved a pumpkin.
After enjoying the festival, we came home and carved MORE pumpkins and made some of our own treats!
Candy Corn Bark
1 sleeve cream filled chocolate cookies, crushed
1/2 thin pretzels, gently crushed
2 16 oz bags semi sweet chocolate, melted in a double boiler
1 bag candy corns
In a parchment lined pan, make a layer of cookie and pretzel crumbs. Pour melted chocolate over the crumbs and sprinkle candy corns. Using a spatula, smooth mixture and allow to cool. After candy has completely cooled, remove from parchment and break into bite size "bark" pieces.