Ghastly ghosts are a fun food addition to your spook-tacular Halloween event. In addition to games and decoration that feature floating apparitions and haunting spirits, supply your Halloween party guests with some refreshments that are simple to make and boo-tiful to see. I’ve managed to scare up some tasty treats for past parties and decided to share some of these fun and tasty recipes with you.
Cream Cheese Ghosts
20 chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies
6 ounces of cream cheese, softened
12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
2 teaspoons shortening
Chop cookies in a food processor until they are crumbly. Add the cream cheese and mix again. The dough should be soft. Use 2 teaspoons of dough and shape into a ghost. Set ghost on wax paper. Melt the white candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every so often until smooth. Spoon the candy coating over each ghost to cover in white. Use a toothpick to make different shaped eye openings in each ghost. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes 4 ½ dozen.
Meringues are great any time of year but because they lend themselves to so many shapes and colors, they are perfect for Halloween.
4 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tarter
1 cup of sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the egg whites and the cream of tartar in a small bowl until they are foamy. Slowly add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat on high and watch for meringue to become stiff and glossy. Lower the speed and add vanilla, mix.
Cut a hole in the bottom corner of a gallon-sized freezer bag. Spoon the meringue mixture into the bag. Squeeze dough out tip and create ghost shapes, about 4 inches long on parchment paper. Add swirls and ripples as desired. Place chips in face area for eyes and mouth. Bake for 2 hours, remove and place parchment paper on wire racks. Do not remove until completely cooled, at least ten minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
Tip: Meringue can also be shaped into bones for a skeleton theme.