White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts

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As soon as I saw a picture of these online, I knew I had to try them for Halloween. Some recipes I saw used shortening, but I had never tried it that way. I figured the safe thing to do was stick with what I know. After all, these were for a party, and I did not want to mess them up. I originally planned on making a hollow “mouth” on the strawberries, but I ended up liking the solid version much better. Be careful when handling the dipped strawberries. You don’t want the white chocolate to melt in your hand while you’re adding the eyes and mouth. I melted way too much chocolate when I made these, so I ended up making chocolate covered strawberries, too. I used red gel icing to add faces to the chocolate strawberries.

After the Halloween party, all that was left of these was the platter they were on and a fake bug. Nice. 🙂

White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts
Ingredients:
about 2 dozen strawberries
6 0unces (1 box) white baking chocolate
about 1/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
-Wash and dry strawberries. Make sure you dry them well. You don’t want your chocolate seizing up because water gets in it.
-Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler (or in the microwave, if you prefer).
-Dip each strawberry in the white chocolate and twist to prevent drips.
-Immediately add the “eyes.” I had to have Star do this for me so that I could keep dipping the rest of the strawberries, so use a friend if you need to.
-Once finished, freeze the strawberries for 5 minutes.
-Meanwhile, melt the rest of the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
-Remove strawberries from freezer.
-Use a toothpick to paint on the “mouth.” You can make an open or closed mouth.
-Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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  • Maryanna

    Those are too cute!

  • clstar

    Thank you! I couldn’t get the mouths quite as perfect as I wanted, but I think they still turned out pretty well.

  • Katie

    WAY CUTE!! I TOTALLY want to do this!

  • ChosenRebel

    My wife’s theory is that if it calls itself dessert and doesn’t have choclate in it–it’s an imposter! Yours looks like the real thing.

  • clstar

    Thanks, everyone! They were very easy to make.

  • Star

    And they tasted delicious!

  • Holly

    They tasted even better than they look (and they look fabulous!)

  • clstar

    Holly and Star, you girls are too sweet. You totally just made my morning. 🙂

  • Ali

    this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week. Thanks for the idea! 🙂