Strawberry Ghosts Recipe
- 30 fresh strawberries
- 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1. 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.
- 2. Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze 5 minutes.
- 3. In microwave, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each ghost. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
1 strawberry equals 54 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Strawberry Ghosts
"Disappointing. Thought this would have been a fun little halloween experience for me and my 12 year old twin girls to do together, however after following the recipe exactly, they turned out awful."
"These were a real crowd pleaser! Easy and delicious!"
"a nice treat for Halloween. I would rather pipe tip the mouths on though, faster and easier than using a toothpick!"
"These were so cute! I also had a problem with the chocolate seizing when I added the extract. They were really yummy even without the almond, though, and that's how I would do it again."
"Super up to the point of finishing the "look" in the picture. What was used (I assume sprinkles) for the red hair and what was used for the green hair????"
"day 26 the dates we had all day loaneveryone loved them!everyone loves them!"
"This is my favorite recipe EVER!! Seriously, I love holidays and am always looking for cute ideas for parties. I used these for Halloween this year and everyone LOVED them!! So easy and cute and my gluten-free daughter could eat them, too! I cheated a little and used little candy eyeballs from Michael's and then drew mouths. Absolutely awesome!! Everyone at my office still asks for them and it's no longer Halloween..."
"Fun to make, easy, tasty, and a big hit at the bake sale!"
"This was so much fun and I did it alone! I can only imagine how much fun it would be with a child to share it with. They turned out adorable, just like the picture and took no time at all!"
"These looked awesome on the table for my daughter's Halloween party and were a big hit. I did not use the almond extract, and I used the candy making wafers. My daughter made these by herself. The mouths were a little tricky, but the more she did, the easier it became. Definitely will be making again next year."
"I made them for my son's class party. The kids loved them and they were so easy to make. Great!!!!"
"I made lots of these and took one platter to my Zumba class and another to my husband's place of work. They were a hit both places! I must say I did struggle with the regular white chocolate. It seemed that some of the moisture from the strawberries made it set up and I didn't add the almond extract and did let the berries sit on paper towels for several hours to drain before dipping. I finally ended up buying almond bark which worked much better. I also struggled making the little mouths so I melted the chocolate chips in a baggie and then snipped the corner and piped the mouths on and that worked great."
"My Granddaughter loved making them & my Grandson ate them as fast as we put them on the plate!!"
"Easy to make and cute! They were all gone in a flash!"
"I made this recipe for the Halloween party my kids were having. They were so easy to make and yet were so impressive looking! I agree that the mouths were a little tricky to get "perfect" but I think that made them all the more interesting. The kids said, "They are too cute to eat!" Would definitely make again."
"I completely skipped the extract and it worked great. The first time I tried just white chips - they will setup and not work! I used almond bark as well and it worked just great!"
"Everyone loved it last night. I'm not a fan of almonds so I used peppermint extract, which tasted great."
"These were a big hit at last night's Halloween party. They were the first 'goodie' that was gone. Easy to make, great eye appeal and tasty."
"I use almond bark as well, it's cheaper then baking chocolate & it tastes great. DO NOT use the extract!! The only way you can add flavoring is if it is oil based, otherwise your chocolate (or bark) will seize. Have fun!"
"I loved this recipe. I also made the mistake of using the almond extract and when I mixed it up it would not stay at the melted consistency. I would defintely make these again. I haven't mastered drawing the mouth yet but practice makes perfect. Would like to see other things that can be made with the chocolate."
"What a cute idea!! I am going to try this recipe this weekend -- can anyone tell me how to store them??? fridge or room temp"
"Two years I've made these, and they are quite popular - I give them as gifts to friends. I haven't mastered the art of drawing the mouth with chocolate, and wonder what tricks there are to doing that. Be very picky with your strawberries, since one that isn't quite ripe will detract significantly from the taste."
"I have made these for my son's class for the last 3 years and they are always a hit! It is very important that your strawberries are completely dry before you dip them in the chocolate!!"
"These are adorable - you can also just color the white chocolate orange and make some jacl o laterns too -very cute for a party!"
"Made these for a finger food potluck Halloween party last year. People lined up to first take pictures, then not a single one was left. They were a fantastic hit along with the marshmallow witches!"
"We call it Almond Bark here in Missouri, and its already flavored with almonds so No don''t add any to Bark or Chips while melting. I use double boiler on low with just the Almond Bark. These are wonderful. I prefer to add some almond slivers for some added protein. I lay 3 or 4 down then put strawberry on top. Enjoy! I Sure Will!"
"P.S. I use both the white and the dark baking squares to make the little tuxedos for Christmas and wedding showers. Everyone loves them!"
"This is in answer to bootsmamma. What you are describing is coating bark. If you look up on the shelf with the chips you will see small 6-ounce boxes of Bakers' Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares. They melt beautifully and taste fabulous. That is what is called for in this recipe. You won't have any problems if you use these. They also come in an 8-ounce box of dark chocolate."
"I just made these, they are so cute. I need to know - what exactly is "white baking chocolate"...is that the white bark in the rectangle packages that looks like big ice cubes - or can you use the white baking chips that are like the chocolate chips? I used the white baking chips. I did learn one thing - do not use the extract - it caused the melted chips to become one big glob of a mess - no amount of microwaving it would return it to its previous melted state. I had to use another bag of chips - did not put the extract in it and it stayed in the melted state. Just letting you know. I would appreciate knowing about the white baking chocolate...This is a really great recipie - I am going to enjoy making it 5-6 more times before Halloween actually gets here."
"Make sure that the strawberries are at room temperature. I did not do this and the choc would not stick.The kids ate them anyway"
"Made this recipe last year. Very tasty and was a big hit. Plan on doing it again for a potluck luncheon this year."
"big hit for Halloween parties for teens!"
"Absolutely the cutest things ever and sooo tasty. I made them exactly per directions and they turned out great, will definetely make again."
"THESE CAME OUT WONDERFUL! Would make them a million more times. :)"
"These were a hit! I took them too 3 different parties and everyone loved them. The almond extract gave the white chocolate an extra rich and yummy flavor. For the mouth I put the melted chocolated in a sandwich bag, sniped a tiny bit off one corner and piped it on...worked out great. Can't wait to do this again...I will just omit the face and bring them to every potluck I attend!"
"I am rating this recipe good for the ghost concept alone. I made these for a party my daughter went to and she said they were quite the hit. Unfortunately, after adding the almond extract, my chocolate seized up, so I dumped it. Went back and made these without the addition of the extract and had no problems. I really don't think the almond flavor is all that important, which would make these a pretty standard recipe."
"I made these for my daughter's class party. Everyone loved them !!"
"I made these last Halloween for a work Halloween party. While they did taste delicious, I was not so lucky with the chocolate. When I added the almond extract, the white chocolate hardened very quickly and therefore the white "ghosts" looked very clumpy and not smooth like the picture. I had to more of spread the chocolate onto the strawberries since it had hardened, instead of just being able to dip them in. I would try this again without the almond extract, since it seems like that is what hardened the chocolate. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! But I would definitely make these again and hopefully they would turn out better next time!"
"This was a great recipe. My 4 year old son LOVED them, as did the adults! Yes the mount was dificult! Next time I'll try the Medicine syringe Idea. I had a hrd time trying to get the straberries to stand up, and was VERY frustrated to begin with, in the end however, I found they are just as cute if you let them just fall back a little. After getting the hang of it, it was quite simple. LOVED the end result!"
"Such a great idea and very delicious too! My silly microwave doesn't do half power, and trying to cook them at full power burned the chocolate in the center. I used a fondue making pan which sits over a pot of lightly boiling water and the chocolate came out perfect. The mouths were pretty difficult to do, but I guess they looked scarier that way, lol"
"Super easy to make, a huge hit with kids and adults alike. I had a hard time drawing the mouth with a toothpick so I used a small medicine syringe which made it SUPER easy! Will definitely make again!"
"So easy to make and yummy it was hard to keep enough to take to our Halloween Fright Night. along with the eyeball cookies and I won first place!!"
"These were cute and easy to make. Had trouble making the mouth with the toothpick so I piped it on using a plastic bag and cutting a small hole in one corner. Worked fantastic. Will make them again. Hed"
"I brought these cute Strawberry Ghosts to our card game in the club house and everyone loved them. I did have them in the freezer too long, but by the end of the game, they were just right. Yes, the mouth was hard to do. Someone mentioned using a pencil, but I don't know if I would use that.Anyway, great recipe and great fun!!!"
"Hey, these were great, looked good and gave us a chuckle when presented !!!"
"the hardest part was drawing the mouth"
"fast and easy to prepare"
"tasted great, but mine didn't look nearly as good as the picture. had trouble creating the "tail" behind the ghost"
"Awesome! Even did Chocolate and put white eyes on them....Grandkids loved them. Big hit at office...Gale Eden- Lancaster KY"
"Super! I made this for my niece's 8th b-day party last weekend which always has a Halloween theme. I make the chocolate dipped strawberries frequently but this was a cool, spooky new twist"
"Delicious! And so simple to make! Everyone loved them!"
"These were so easy to make, and everyone thought I spent hours making them."
"My Daughter and I just made these for my Grandaughter's Halloween party. They were super easy and so cute! Will be making them again!"
"This idea is soooo precious and easy to make! Will make again and again! I love Taste of Home."
"I saw this recipe and just "had" to make it for our annual cook-off. Everyone loved them! The hardest part was drawing the mouth. Super easy recipe and tastes great, too!"
"for a even bigger supprise inside an adults only i inject my berry with a siringe of gran marier liquer !!!"
"this so simple and very good i will be making more of these for work too"
"I made these for my preschooler's class today. I did have to cut a bit from the bottom so the strawberries would stand. They were a big hit!- Abby in Ohio"
"LOL...these are adorable..!!"