Ghost-shaped strawberries are so easy to make, it’s almost scary. Instead of dipping the fruit in the traditional semi-sweet chocolate, they’re dunked into white chocolate and given ghostly faces with dark chocolate. The delightful dessert is an easy and elegant addition to a grown-up Halloween menu, but also simple enough to make with young helpers.
|25 large strawberries||Servings|
|8 ounces white chocolate (or white chocolate chips)||25|
|⅓ cup coconut oil (optional)||Preparation time|
|1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips||10 mins|
Step 1: Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry.
Step 2: Melt white chocolate with coconut oil in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
Step 3: Dip the strawberries in the melted white chocolate mixture; set on waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts’ tails.
Step 4: Melt semisweet chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Pour chocolate into a pastry bag with a small tip or a plastic bag with a small corner cut off.
Step 5: Pipe eyes and and open mouth on the dried white chocolate dipped strawberries to make a ‘face’.
Step 6: Refrigerate them until cool. Serve.
Tip: the Ghost Strawberries are best eaten the day they are made. Store them in the refrigerator until serving.