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Banana Ghosts and Berry Ghouls

 Banana Ghosts and Berry Ghouls
Dipped bananas and berries on a stick are as fun to make as they are to eat, especially when they become little ghosts and ghouls. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white baking chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 medium firm ripe bananas
  • 18 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 package (14 ounces) vibrant green Wilton candy melts, melted
  • 12 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt white chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Peel bananas; cut in half widthwise. Insert sticks into bananas. Dip
  • into melted chips, coating fruit completely; allow excess to drip
  • off. Insert stick into a styrofoam block to stand.
  • Insert a stick into each strawberry. Dip into green coating; allow
  • excess to drip off. Insert into styrofoam block. Let stand until
  • set. Using melted chocolate, pipe faces onto ghosts and ghouls.
  • Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 20
  • minutes. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 1-1/2
  • dozen.