Strawberry Ghosts Recipe
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Strawberry Ghosts Recipe

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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
Featured In: Ghost Halloween Party
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 ghost: 54 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Strawberry Ghosts in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p14

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annika1703 User ID: 8597060 236008
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"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."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 155912
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"These were a real crowd pleaser! Easy and delicious!"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 166708
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"a nice treat for halloween. I would rather pipe tip the mouths on though, faster and easier than using a toothpick!"

cloreep User ID: 668273 99157
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"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."

tnw User ID: 3940170 154015
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"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????"

dreamahay User ID: 6796480 154012
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"day 26 the dates we had all day loaneveryone loved them!everyone loves them!"

geopchick User ID: 5714774 166707
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"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..."

DebHorton User ID: 6356683 131669
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Fun to make, easy, tasty, and a big hit at the bake sale!"

rachcady User ID: 1787571 209134
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"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!"

jessescrew User ID: 3432350 166701
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"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."

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