Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Sweet Eats Series – Strawberry Ghosts

Here’s another fun idea from our Sweet Eats series. Gather the kids and have fun family time creating Strawberry Ghosts for your next Halloween party.  Your kids will have a blast and your guests will be amazed.  This Sweet Eats comes from Driscoll’s, who is
committed to growing only the finest berries and has been a family owned business for over 100 years. Although any berries and fruits will work for this project, we definitely recommend the Driscoll brand.

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.

Send us your photos after trying this crazy fun Sweet Eats! We’d love to see them!

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