Sticking with my barely-once-a-month theme for posts, here’s one just in time for Halloween! I’ve always loved Halloween. In addition to being the unofficial kickoff to actual cold weather in Texas, any holiday that makes punny costumes, ridiculous amounts of candy, and super-cheesy jokes (vampires are a pain in the neck!) acceptable is OK in my book.
For some reason Neal and I have been super lazy about cooking as of late, and have relied way too frequently on eating out. Papa Johns delivery people are almost family at this point. I love all the flavors that show up around this time of year though, and I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things with all my winter favorites: soups, chili, squash, pomegranates…basically all things good and savory.
No cooking means no new recipes, but my HOA had a neighborhood block party and I thought white chocolate peanut butter ghosts would be a fun snack to bring. It is widely accepted that craft-related food items (heck, anything crafty period) are a struggle for me, but these were really simple to make.
Nutter Butter army ready for a dip in the chocolate pool. My first couple attempts at dipping them, the ghosts fell completely apart in the warm chocolate. We stuck them in the freezer for about 10 minutes and tried again with much better results. Chilling the cookie works great, but you still have to work fast before your peanut butter filling heats up or the chocolate dip hardens.
Chocolate-dipped ghosties, now with edible candy eyes! I will disclose that any of the smooth ghosts pictured are all Neal. The lumpy guys are mine, I never quite managed to get the “swirl” technique down (see above: struggle).
Nutter Butter Ghosts
- Nutter Butter cookies
- Lollipop sticks
- White Chocolate- I used Wilton Candy Melts
- Edible candy eyes
- Food Writer edible colored marker
- If needed: creamy peanut butter for bonus filling
- Insert stick in lower half of cookies. If stick is too wide, carefully pry apart cookies, cover one side with peanut butter, place stick, and reassemble.
- Chill cookies in freezer or fridge until filling is hardened.
- Swirl cookies in melted chocolate, working quickly.
- Add candy eyes to cookie while chocolate is still soft.
- When chocolate has hardened, draw on mouths with edible marker
Have a Happy Halloween!