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Halloween Strawberry Ghosts are made in just minutes using only 3 ingredients! Fun to make with the kids and perfect for your Halloween Party!
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Table of Contents
  1. Halloween Strawberry Ghosts
  2. Why We Love This Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Ghost Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Strawberry Ghosts
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Halloween Recipes
  11. Spooky Ghost Strawberries Recipe

Spooky Strawberry Ghosts are the cutest chocolate-covered Halloween treats that put a healthy spin on the holiday spirit.

Made in minutes using only 3 ingredients, this delicious dessert is an easy and elegant addition to your Halloween party.

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Halloween Strawberry Ghosts

Chocolate-covered Strawberry Ghosts are so quick and easy to make using only fresh fruit, white chocolate, and mini chocolate chips (so simple, it’s kind of scary).

Kids will love to dip strawberries in white chocolate and give them edible eyes and a mouth, and you won’t have to worry about the excess coating that pools into a point on the parchment paper because it is meant to mimic its tiny tail.

Making Halloween chocolate covered strawberries at home is a cheaper alternative to the expensive store-bought treats; they are perfect Halloween party food that adds a fancy flair to a platter of desserts.

These Halloween ghosts may look spooky, but they are lower sugar, healthier option to other scary Halloween recipes for sweets and treats.

Why We Love This Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Ghost Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 15 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients.
  • Fresh, juicy Halloween strawberries are a healthy sweet treat with a host of vitamins.
  • Cute, spooky, and taste delicious, all at the same time.
  • Perfect for a Halloween party, dessert platter, or any time you crave a scary snack.

Other Easy Halloween Treats

hand holding Spooky Ghost Strawberries

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • White dipping chocolate or candy melts
  • Mini chocolate chips

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: Instead of white dipping chocolate or candy melts, you can use white chocolate bars or white chocolate chips in this recipe. Keep in mind that you may need to temper the chocolate instead of melting it in the microwave.
  • Make Your Own Fun Faces: Feel free to use black gel icing or melted chocolate chips and a piping bag with tip to draw faces on your ghosts. You can also add candy eyes to each face.
  • Parchment paper
  • Large baking sheet
  • Microwave safe bowl
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How to Make Strawberry Ghosts

  1. Melt The Chocolate: Microwave the white chocolate for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Continue in 15-second increments, until fully melted, removing each time to stir.
  2. Dip: Dip ¾ of the strawberry in the melted chocolate and allow some of the excess to drip off. Place on the parchment paper and then lift it to create a ‘ghost tail’ with the excess chocolate.
  3. Make The Ghost: Create a point at the bottom of the ghost to look like a tail. Add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.
  4. Serve: Let the chocolate dry for 10-15 minutes, serve, and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Candy melts and dipping chocolate do not require tempering, but be sure to read the instructions on the package before purchasing. Generally, real white chocolate will need to be tempered.
  • Dipping chocolate tends to dry quickly. If you are working with kids or are just taking your time you may want to melt half of the chocolate at one time so it doesn’t harden while you work.
  • Dry the strawberries completely, otherwise, the chocolate will have trouble sticking to the surface of the berries.
  • When dipping the strawberries in chocolate, place the strawberries on the parchment paper on the left side of the baking sheet first so that you can avoid dripping chocolate over the strawberries that have already been dipped and decorated.
  • Allow the berries to dry completely before transferring them off of the parchment paper.

Storage

  • To Store: Store your strawberry ghosts in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 1-2 days for best quality.
3 little Ghost Strawberries

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find dipping chocolate?

White dipping chocolate and vanilla flavored candy melts can be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores or the cake decorating aisle of craft stores. Both options will work well in this recipe. Be sure to read the instructions on the package before purchasing if you plan to microwave the chocolate.

Can I use white chocolate bars or white chocolate chips in this recipe?

Yes, you can use white chocolate bars or white chocolate chips. Keep in mind that you may need to temper the chocolate instead of melting it in the microwave. Certain types of white chocolate can be mixed with about a teaspoon of coconut oil when melting to help it melt smoothly in the microwave without tempering.

How do I temper chocolate?

If you use regular white chocolate instead of dipping chocolate or melting wafers (designed to be melted in the microwave), you may want to temper the chocolate.
To temper, fill a saucepan one-third of the way full with water and place it on the stove over medium heat. Bring the water to a simmer. While the water is heating, chop the chocolate into small pieces about ½-inch wide and place it in a stainless-steel bowl.
Place the stainless-steel bowl over the simmering water, but not directly touching the water. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate until it is smooth and completely melted.
Once melted, the chocolate is ready to use and can be removed from the heat. Use immediately.

Can I use something other than mini chocolate chips to decorate the faces?

There are several other options that would work well to decorate the ghost faces, mini chocolate chips are just a very easy solution. Drawing faces using black gel icing or melted chocolate chips and a piping tip and piping bag are other fun options. If using a piping tip, you will want to select one of the smallest sizes available (a round #0 or #1 tip).

Spooky Ghost Strawberries on a plate

Other Easy Halloween Recipes

5 from 4 votes
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Spooky Ghost Strawberries

Serves — 15
Halloween Strawberry Ghosts are made in just minutes using only 3 ingredients! Fun to make with the kids and perfect for your Halloween Party!
Prep Time 15 mins
Setting Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb strawberries (about 14-18 berries)
  • 10 oz package of white dipping chocolate or candy melts (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse the strawberries and dry them completely before dipping.
  • Transfer the white chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Microwave for 15-second increments, removing each time to stir before heating for another 15 seconds. Repeat until all the wafers are completely melted.
  • Holding the strawberries by the tops, dip ¾ of the strawberry in the melted chocolate. Hold the strawberry over the bowl for several seconds to allow some of the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the strawberry on the parchment paper and then pull the strawberry up slightly to create a ‘ghost tail’ with the excess chocolate.
  • While the chocolate is still wet, shape the tail with a spoon or your finger to create a point at the bottom of the tail like a ghost.
  • Add the mini chocolate chips before the white chocolate dries. Place the mini chocolate chips with the points up for the eyes and the point down for the mouth.
  • Let the chocolate dry for about 10-15 minutes. Once fully dry, store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 1-2 days for best quality.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: Store your strawberry ghosts in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 1-2 days for best quality.
Tips:
  • Candy melts and dipping chocolate do not require tempering, but be sure to read the instructions on the package before purchasing. Generally, real white chocolate will need to be tempered.
  • Dipping chocolate tends to dry quickly. If you are working with kids or are just taking your time you may want to melt half of the chocolate at one time so it doesn’t harden while you work.
  • Dry the strawberries completely, otherwise the chocolate will have trouble sticking to the surface of the berries.
  • When dipping the strawberries in chocolate, place the strawberries on the parchment paper on the left side of the baking sheet first so that you can avoid dripping chocolate over the strawberries that have already been dipped and decorated.
  • Allow the berries to dry completely before transferring them off of the parchment paper.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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