Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Idea #2: Strawberry Ghosts Recipe

There's nothing scarier than pasty white ghosts... My college roommate would agree. We watched "the Grudge" one night and after that, she was scared to sleep with me in the same room because she thought somehow I was going to change in to this pasty white Japanese girl ghost with very black hair (Keep in mind I'm Asian) at night while she was sleeping and make the horrible groaning sound just like the ghost does in "the Grudge". Okay, so maybe these strawberry ghosts aren't nearly as bad as the grudge lady. But pretty close. Just look at the eyes and the mouth... Creeeeeeepy!! :) (I know, they're not scary looking at all. I'm just trying to set the mood for Halloween... he he) For this upcoming Halloween, you should make this delicious treat for your family and friends. A little drop of almond extract makes the white chocolate dip amazing! I seriously couldn't stop eating them. You could make the eyes using minichips, they will probably make much prettier eyes than using melted chocolate chips. But either way, it was fun being able to create these scary strawberry ghosts!

Strawberry Ghosts Recipe (adapted from Taste of Home)

30 fresh strawberries
8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon shortening
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (optional for eyes)


Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate and shortening at 50% power; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.

Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. If using mini chocolate chips for eyes, immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for 5 minutes.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw (eyes and) a mouth on each face. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.


    1. This is so cute, not scary at all :D

    2. That's exactly what I was thinking! If these ghosts are trying to be scary, they're not doing a very good job... They sure look tasty, though.

    3. Okay, maybe I should've said scary cute. :)

    4. these look delicious! i'm definitely going to try these. or maybe i shouldn't since i know i will just eat them all!

    5. Jenny!
      These are very good! In fact, when I tried this recipe, the website said it was a "healthy" recipe. :) I actually ate like 10 of them when I made them, and still lost a pound the next day. ;)