White Chocolate Ghosts

White chocolate ghost recipe

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings

These delicious White Chocolate Ghosts are riding on crunchy pretzel broomsticks for an extra-spooky Halloween candy treat. If you can't find large pretzel rods, you can use lollipop sticks or wooden craft sticks as a non-edible alternative.


  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 6 large pretzel rods
  • 12 miniature chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for white chocolate ghosts
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  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil. Using a sharp knife, cut the pretzel rods in half and arrange them in well-spaced intervals on the baking sheet.

    Prepare a baking sheet
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  3. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave it until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to avoid overheating. This recipe works best if the chocolate is very warm (but not burned!) so make sure that it is melted, smooth, and very liquid. If your chocolate still seems stiff, try stirring in a tablespoon of shortening and mixing until it melts.

    Place the chocolate in a bowl
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  4. Using a spoon, drop a blob of chocolate over the top half of a pretzel rod, forming the body. Add a head and two arms, then swirl the spoon over the chocolate to bring all the pieces together and give the shape a unified look. These are meant to be free-form, so don't worry about getting them to be precise and identical. Alternately, you can place the white chocolate in a large zip-top bag and cut a small hole in the corner, then use the bag to pipe the ghost shape instead of using the spoon method.

    Drop chocolate in ghost shape
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  5. While the chocolate is still wet, press two miniature chocolate chips into the head for the eyes.

    Press chocolate chips into the head
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  6. Repeat with remaining chocolate and pretzels. Place the sheet of ghosts in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes.

    Repeat with remaining chocolate
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  7. Chocolate ghosts may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

    Store ghosts
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