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Ghostly Treats and A Happy Halloween

It's Halloween today!

For kids, it's that one super sweet day of the year that they love! For me and my family, it means bonding time --- doing trick or treating, going to the pumpkin patch and carving pumpkins. We usually visit the pumpkin patch and make jack-o'-lanterns a day or two before Halloween, then on the day itself, Ryan & I go with the girls around the neighborhood for trick or treat.
Though Ryan and I didn't grow up with Halloween celebration, we don't want to deprive the girls of Halloween fun. Though there are some limitations to what they can do and what costumes they could wear (no evil or scary costumes for them), we see to it that every Halloween is enjoyable and memorable for them. We let them dress up as someone cute or funny, we let them do trick or treating (as long as they do it with us), and we let them enjoy candies and my homemade sweet treats. Not too much though. Just enough to satisfy their sweet tooth!

Today, I'm sharing with you two ghostly treats that I made for Halloween, one that I can say is healthy, and another one that is...too sweet! Clarise prefers the healthy one made with strawberries and cool whip...but for Cherlin, the sweeter treat made with marshmallows and white chocolate wins!

How about you, which one do you go for - strawberry ghost or marshmallow ghost??? Let me know! ;)

You will need: 
For the strawberry ghosts: (makes 4 ghost treats)
  • 8 strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 8 raisins (4 cut into half for eyes and 4 whole for the mouth)
  • cool whip
  • lollipop sticks or small wooden skewers

For the Marshmallow ghosts: (makes 6 ghost treats)
  • 18 large marshmallows for each ghost
  • 1 cup white-chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • nutella
  • small wooden skewers 

For the Strawberry ghosts:
1. For each ghost, push 2 strawberries onto skewer.

2. Dip strawberries in cool whip until evenly coated. Let stand on a glass. Use halved raisins for eyes and whole raisins for the mouth.
3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Marshmallow ghosts:
1. For each ghost, push three marshmallows onto skewer. Set aside.
2. Microwave white chocolate morsels and shortening in a microwave-safe dish on medium-high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave in 10-second intervals until smooth.
3. Holding the skewer, spoon the melted mixture over marshmallows until evenly coated. Place on wax-paper-lined plate or let stand on a glass. Use two chocolate morsels for eyes. Put nutella in piping bag and use to r the mouth.
4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

You all have a fun and safe HALLOWEEN!


  1. Sure must be a special one for your kids though over here its picking up but I am not into it.

    Nice and creative marshmallow ghost and they look cute and tempting rather then scary.

  2. They look so cute and special! i am sure your kids loved them just like any kid!

  3. Happy Halloween, Tina! Such fun recipe. Bet the kids gonna beg u to make this even after the holiday. Lol!

  4. Wow looks like you guys had great fun:))

  5. Love the fun in these Halloween treats. Tonight's for the kids and these sweets celebrate the kids!

  6. Halloween can be such a fun holiday for the family-the costumes, making treats in the kitchen, running all around the neighborhood together. Kudos to you for taking the time to make sure halloween is a special time for all. Love your treats and I am with Clarise on the the strawberries as the favorite-yum!

  7. Love your pumpkins! And such cute and yummy ghosts! Hope you have a fabulous Halloween~

  8. Humm... it depends, I would go for strawberry ghosts as a dessert at night and marshmellow ghosts as a little pre-dinner snack! LOL! Love this idea- so cute and perfect for the kids

  9. What great ideas for treats that are not over the top in terms of sugar. They are cute and love that the kids can help.

  10. Tina,

    Looks like great fun, I am always like Halloween costumes and its spooky sweets. You made perfect.

  11. How cute! Clarise and Cherlin look soooooo nice! I had a red riding hood costume for Carnevale when I was a child! :-) Both your ghosts look great... I would have loved the strawberry ones! YUM! Happy Halloween to all of you!

  12. How super fun! I love your family photos on top too- it looks like you guys had a great time. Happy Halloween!

  13. Tina , the girls are so adorable :)& your marshmallow ghosts looks funny :D

  14. Oh your girls had really great Halloween! And the treats are so cute!

  15. Your family and you seemed to have had a wonderful Halloween time...:D)!! I love the carved pumpkins, they look super adorable!

  16. Happy Halloween! Glad to know that your gals are always having so much fun during Halloween. We don't celebrate here too but some of them do had fun dressing up at pubs/discos and others organised parties etc. Love your family fun pic and Cherlin looks like the vampire! lol ;P
    I'd prefer the strawberry one and it does looks very tasty! ;)

  17. Looks like everyone had lots of fun! I love the idea for the strawberry creative!

  18. Looks like you had a really fun Halloween. Adorable pics with the kids!

  19. I love I'm gonna have to go with the fruity ghosts for this one. This is a great a simple treat. Too bad strawberries are out of season here =(

  20. Aww I love seeing your family pictures - making us smile and feel happy! Very easy dessert ideas that I can even try. ;-)