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Ghastly Pear Ghosts Recipe

Ghastly Pear Ghosts Recipe

These treats are a fun alternative to traditional caramel apples. Wrap them up and give as gifts at your Halloween party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + standing YIELD:9 servings


  • 9 medium ripe Bosc pears
  • 9 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds white candy coating disks
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup orange candy coating disks


  • 1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry pears; insert a Popsicle stick into the top of each.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with water; stir until smooth. Dip each pear into caramel mixture; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
  • 3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white candy coating with 2 tablespoons shortening. Dip pears into coating. Return to pan; let stand until set.
  • 4. In two separate microwave-safe bowls, melt chocolate chips and orange candy coating; stir 1 teaspoon shortening into each. Decorate ghost faces; let stand until set. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 1116 calories, 47g fat (35g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 175g carbohydrate (154g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"If you like pears, this is for you."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"made with out the carmels , not nut free for school.....just did the chocolate thing and the class loved them , healthy , and treat too !"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"I'm 57 and I just love this! Better than apples any day of the week."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"nice for a kid"

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