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strawberry ghosts

strawberry ghosts

I can’t get fresh strawberries at this time of year where I live, but if you can then these Strawberry Ghosts from Taste of Home would be a yummy treat for Halloween. And all you have to do if melt some white chocolate and dip them! Add mini chocolate chips for eyes and draw on a mouth and they’re all done!

Strawberry Ghosts

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

Directions:
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 each strawberry 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 for 5 minutes.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.