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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Strawberry Ghosts



Happy Halloween!

J. and I started dating a little over two years ago in September 2010 so the first holiday when we were dating was Halloween. When we started dating I didn't have this blog and we didn't do nearly as much cooking, but we really liked to bake together. These Pillsbury ghost cookies were one of the first things we baked together so when I saw this recipe to make strawberry ghosts I knew that would be a perfect recipe for us to make together for Halloween. You can find the original recipe here.



If you're looking for this week's soup Wednesday post check here.

See another Vegetarian & Cooking! post with strawberries -- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shots.

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

This wasn't the first time that I had melted chocolate, use the microwave on half power and microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, stirring in between.


Dip all of the strawberries in the white chocolate and press two mini chocolate chip eyes onto each strawberry before the chocolate hardens. It helps to have a partner for this part. 
Strawberries with just eyes. 
Once all of the strawberries have eyes, freeze them for 5 minutes. 
Once the chocolate is hardened on the strawberries melt the remaining mini chocolate chips in the microwave and then draw on mouths using a toothpick or skewer.


Boo!
These were so fun to make and tasted delicious! Two more pictures before I go, I found this card in a specialty shop a few weeks ago and it was too cute not to buy.



A deliciously wicked Halloween indeed. Keep checking back daily because I have a lot of really great recipes lined up for November.

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