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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • gina.kapfhamer
    Mar 9, 2018

    Agree with previous comments about chocolate hardening rapidly once extract was added - would omit adding it in the future. When it says to IMMEDIATELY add the chocolate chip eyes, it means RIGHT AWAY. I dipped a few, then went back to add the eyes and they were already hardened. It was a fine balance between keeping my white chocolate stirred / smooth / not hardened and getting the eyes on quickly enough - having a helping hand would make it easier. Adding the mouths with the toothpick provided a bit tricky - agree that piping might be easier. Overall, very cute - served this recipe for a book club with a spooky themed book and everyone thought they were adorable.

  • luann8190
    Nov 1, 2016

    Even though mine didn't look exactly as nice as the picture (haha), they were cute and tasty. The crowd I was with loved them!

  • annika1703
    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
    Nov 3, 2014

    These were a real crowd pleaser! Easy and delicious!

  • xlsalbums
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 17, 2013

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

  • geopchick
    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...

  • DajaML
    Oct 30, 2012

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