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Strawberry Ghosts

 Strawberry Ghosts
Kids will gasp in delight at these adorable ghosts. Juicy strawberries, chocolate and a lick of almond flavor make these little bites a howling success! —Nancy Mueller, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
30 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 30 fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 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.
  • Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze 5
  • minutes.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 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.