“Even during the apocalypse you’re still going to crave chocolate. So make sure you’re always prepared for zombie battles with this easy to make chocolate bark layered with zombie killing weapons. Try this Weapons Chocolate Bark for Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead!”
Welcome to Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead. Myself and Dionne of Try Anything Once joined forces to share our obsessive love of all things TWD. We’re hosting a week long event sharing recipes from our favourite TV Show, The Walking Dead.
We’re also giving away One Complete Set of The Walking Dead DVD’s; Season 1 to 5! Scroll to the bottom to enter the giveaway. You can also find a complete list of all our recipes in my post How to Host a Killer Walking Dead Party. Thanks for joining us for this fun event.
We’ll be hosting a second Dead Eats Event from February 8, 2016 to February 14, 2016. The mid-season premiere is on February 14, so it’s the perfect time to host another week long event. We’re looking forward to sharing more Walking Dead Inspired Recipes with you.
I have to tell you I think I may actually be the show’s biggest fan. I know so many people say that. But I think I may actually deserve this title, for so many reasons.
My daughter got me hooked on the show. When I first started watching I thought WTF is this? They killed a horse. I own a horse. How can they do this? Who kills horses on TV shows? This is whack.
I questioned whether I wanted to keep watching or not. Then my whole world got turned upside down. My life changed forever. My nice, normal, hard working, dedicated mom status went to hell in a handbasket.
Why? When? How? I hear you asking all those questions.
Enter Daryl Dixon……BAM…..my life is ruined.
And by ruined I mean I can’t freaking stop watching.
I’ve torn through the entire show over 15 times. No, I’m not kidding. We actually lost count at 15, so we estimate it’s more like 18 times. Clearly I have problems.
I think the only one who can save me is Daryl Dixon.
So….you know, I’ll wait while someone sends him to save me from myself.
This is what transpires at our house on a daily basis:
Hubs: Did you make dinner tonight?
Me: Um, no. Daryl went to save Merle and I just had to be supportive. So I had to watch. Dinner can wait.
My daughter: Did you go to the barn today?
Me: Um, no. Daryl was wearing a mask so he didn’t catch the flu and I was really worried so I thought I better to stay home, just in case he needed my support.
My son: Hey, did you get my message today?
Me: Oh, did you call? I had my phone turned off because Daryl was trying to hide from the Walkers and I couldn’t risk my phone going off in case they found him.
Totally normal right?
Sure. It. Is.
I realize this is not normal behaviour. I realize I have a huge problem. I realize regular people don’t behave this way.
And I really don’t freaking care. I can’t explain it. My love for the show runs deep. We’re inseparable. Not a day goes by that the show isn’t playing in the background while I work.
The joy of working from home is I get to have the TV on in the background while I work. I could watch cooking shows, or talk shows, but I choose to watch The Walking Dead. Obsessively.
I hope you love the show as much as I do. We have TONS more recipes coming your way. So keep tuning in for more recipes, and be sure to enter the giveaway. Scroll to the bottom for more links to other TWD-Inspired Recipes!
Places to stalk Cravings of a Lunatic!
- 8 ounces of milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate (good quality)
- 1 package of Wilton Meat Cleaver Royal Icing Decorations
- 1 package of Wilton Cleaver Royal Icing Decorations (I got these ones at Michael's)
- 1 package of wilton Hatchet Royal Icing Decorations (I got these ones at Michael's)
- 1 red gel icing tube
- Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Use 2 double boilers, one to melt the white chocolate and one to melt the milk chocolate. I use saucepans with heat safe bowls over top. Fill saucepans about ¼ full with water. Place saucepans on stove and turn heat to high for each one. Bring each to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Place heat safe bowls over top of each saucepan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the top of the water.
- Break white chocolate into pieces and place in one heat safe bowl.
- Break milk chocolate into pieces and place in other heat safe bowl.
- Allow both to simmer over warm water and stir occasionally while the chocolate melts.
- Once it's melted remove bowls carefully from the saucepans. Carefully wipe bottom of the bowls so you get rid of any water or condensation on them. Water will ruin chocolate so be sure no water drips onto the chocolate during the pouring process. Very important.
- Scoop chocolate onto cookie sheet in random patterns with a large spoon. You can also pour it if you're pretty adept at pouring chocolate. If not I highly suggest using a large serving spoon or tablespoon to transfer the chocolate to the cookie sheet. Just keep randomly dropping white chocolate, then milk chocolate in alternating patterns. Once you get all the chocolate on the pan you can take the side a butter knife and just start to randomly drag the knife to make patterns in the chocolate. No right or wrong way to make patterns. Just have fun with it and work your own magic. Don't overmix or you'll just have a mass of light brown bark.
- Once you have it all smoothed and your pattern the way you like it you can randomly drop the mini candy weapons any way you like. Just lightly press them into the bark. No right or wrong way to place them, just enjoy it and have fun.
- Now take the red gel icing, cut the tip off the tube and start piping red icing on the edges of the weapons.
- Place in a cool area, or the fridge to set up the chocolate. This will stiffen the chocolate so it hardens and you get a nice snap to the chocolate when you break it.
- Once the chocolate is set up (30 to 60 minutes) you can pull it out and cut or snap the bark into pieces.
- Serve with a big old chocolate loving smile! Share with Daryl! It's just polite to share!
Cravings of a Lunatic and Try Anything Once are giving away One Complete Set of The Walking Dead DVD’s, Season 1 to 5! We’ve donated the prize ourselves. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada, must be 18 years of age to enter. Void where prohibited.
Good luck everyone. We can’t wait to convert more of you into The Walking Dead fanatics!
Thanks for entering! Good luck and stop back November 1, 2015 to find out who won!!
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Keep tuning in for more Dead Eats! I have so many recipes to share with you over the next few days. This event is a total riot!