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Berry Boo-Tastic Halloween Ghosts Recipe

Berry Boo-Tastic Halloween Ghosts

It’s almost time for Halloween and if you are like me you might be planning a fun Halloween party. Driscoll’s berries are great any time of year and I know we can always find them at our local grocer.

Berry Boo-Tastic Halloween Ghosts Recipe
INGREDIENTS

1 package (16 ounces) Driscoll’s Strawberries
10 ounces white chocolate chips
Candy eyes
Fine-tipped black icing tube
Decorative twigs from a craft store
Broom fibers or wheat bundles from a craft store
Black twine

DIRECTIONS
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse the strawberries and dry them well with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Melt chocolate by placing in a double boiler over simmering water. Be careful to keep water from getting into the pan or chocolate may seize. Alternatively, place chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave for 20 seconds and stir with a fork. Repeat microwaving and stiring until chocolate is not-quite melted. Shorten microwave time to 5 seconds and stir. Repeat if necessary until completely melted.

Hold berries by stem or leaves and dip into melted chocolate. Swirl until coated. Leave about ¼ inch of red showing below leaves. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Place berry on prepared baking sheet to set. Repeat with remaining berries.

Meanwhile, create decorative broomsticks by cutting twigs into 2 ½ inch lengths and fibers into 3 inch lengths. Gather broom fibers into a small, rough bundle. Loop twine around the bundle, but keep it loose. Slip twig into center of bundle. Adjust the twig and fibers to look like a brookstick. Tighten twine and tie a small knot.

Once chocolate is set, press broomstick handles down into strawberries through top center of leaves. Pipe a small amount of frosting to the back of candy eyes and attach to berries. Finally, use frosting to add a smile, a spooky mouth, fangs, or other fun ideas you have.

What kind of treats are you making with berries for Halloween?

8 Comments

  1. Michele P on September 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    yum! and these are adorable, I might have to try to make them for my daughter and her friends for Halloween….



  2. Margot C on September 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    So charming and clever. My daughter would love making these.



  3. Janet W. on September 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

    That is the cutest! Perfect for a Halloween party for guests to enjoy. So festive!



  4. Nicole on September 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    These are so cute and adorable. Great recipe for Halloween and I love that these use berries. Didn’t know you could make something so fun with a berry.



  5. Robin Wilson on September 24, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Until I say this I hadn’t thought to use berries in any Halloween treats. But these are so darn cute I don’t think I will be able to stop myself.



  6. Sarah L on September 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Those are so cute – and contain fruit!!



  7. Julie Wood on September 23, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I just think that these are so cute and I would love to make these for my Halloween Party. These are so much fun to make, and I love eating chocolate covered strawberries.



  8. shelly peterson on September 22, 2014 at 9:18 am

    These are adorable and look yummy too! So perfect for a Halloween party