Halloween Ghost Strawberries

Ghost strawberries

The Spruce

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 24 strawberries; 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
80 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 strawberries; 24 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Ghost-shaped strawberries are so easy, it's scary. Instead of dipping the fruit in the traditional semi-sweet chocolate, they're dunked into white chocolate and given ghostly faces with dark chocolate. The delightful dessert is an easy and elegant addition to a grown-up Halloween menu, but also simple enough to make with young helpers.

Ingredients

  • 24 large strawberries
  • 8 ounces white chocolate (or white chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Strawberries and white and dark chocolate chips
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  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper.

    Prepare a baking sheet
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  3. Wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Make sure they're thoroughly dry and don't have any wet patches, otherwise you'll have trouble dipping them.

    Wash the strawberries
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  4. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds until it's smooth and fluid. If you are using white chocolate chips, they might be quite stiff when you melt them, so you can add a spoonful of vegetable shortening to make the chocolate more liquid if necessary.

    Melted white chocolate
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  5. Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it in the chocolate until it is almost entirely covered. Hold it over the bowl and let the excess drip back into the bowl, then scrape the bottom against the lip of the bowl. Place the berry on the prepared baking sheet.

    Dip into the chocolate
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  6. Repeat the process until all of the strawberries are covered with white chocolate. Refrigerate the tray until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

    Strawberries dipped in white chocolate
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  7. While you're waiting for the white chocolate to harden, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour it into a paper cone or plastic baggie with a small hole cut in the corner.

    Melt the chocolate chips
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  8. Decorate the strawberries with the chocolate so that they have eyes and mouths and resemble ghosts. Let the chocolate set completely before serving.

    Ghost strawberries
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  9. The Ghost Strawberries are best eaten the day they are made. Store them in the refrigerator until serving.