You’ve already seen how we’ve decked our place for the holiday, but everyone knows that at the end of the day, Halloween is really all about the sweet stuff. Martha Stewart made these white chocolate ghosts candies on one of her Halloween specials this week, and I thought they were way too cute not to try (OK, I’m just a sucker for any adorable dessert with a face).
They are incredibly simple (so simple I made them from memory after seeing her show the day before). All it takes is a bunch of chocolate, a dot of oil and a splash of ghost-drawing artistry. But ghosts are blobby little things, so the artistry aspect is relatively basic.
• 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips
• 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
• 30 – 45 dark-colored chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk or dark chocolate)
• lollipop sticks
• parchment paper
Pour white chocolate chips into glass bowl placed over a saucepan filled with water.
Simmer water on medium to medium-high heat. Chocolate chips will begin to melt in glass bowl over water. Stir periodically until smooth. Remove bowl from heat, and add oil to chocolate. Stir until completely combined.
On parchment-lined cookie sheet, drop a tablespoon of melted chocolate mixture onto surface.
Smooth with a spoon into ghost shape (a head, arms and tail are all you really need).
Use the dark-colored chocolate chips to make eyes for your ghostly pals. And mouths are good, too, if you’re hoping for chatterboxes.
Place lollipop stick in center of ghost, and cover with a dot of extra chocolate to hold it in place.
Put chocolate ghosts in refrigerator until they’ve hardened (it should take about 10 minutes).
Carefully pull ghosts off parchment paper, and voila! Spooky little masterpieces that are just as cute as they are tasty.
And that’s all it takes for a ghostly Halloween treat! Simple, right? You can store them in the refrigerator to keep any scary chocolate messes at bay. And they make spooktacular little gifts for friends or kiddos. Just top them off with a clear plastic bag and cinch it at the bottom with a festive ribbon. Ghosts on a stick. Is that woo hoo worthy, or what?
What’s your favorite homemade Halloween treat? Boo tell! (Bahahaha!)