Marshmallow Ghosts and Ghouls
great fun to make, and delicious to eat! They make
a good activity
for a Halloween party too - just provide a bowl or
two of melted chocolate and
the necessary decorations and let the kids loose on
their own treats. Read
online or watch the video
White chocolate chips or white
Silver ball cake decorations or
Strawberry laces (optional)
white chocolate or white chocolate chips in a glass
bowl in the
microwave, or over a saucepan of simmering water.
This takes a minute or
While you are waiting, start making your ghosts.
Thread a couple of white
marshmallows onto a lollipop (popsicle) stick for
each one. Now dip the ghosts
into the melted chocolate and swirl them around to
cover the top of the ghosts'
"heads". Bring them out and lay them flat on a
paper plate for the chocolate to
harden, pushing a couple of silver balls on for
eyes before it does.
Use a tube of writing icing to draw on a
mouth and any other features you
would like. Keep in the fridge until you need them.
To make the ghouls, use either white or
colored marshmallows. Thread one on
per stick. Add some green food coloring to the
chocolate and then swirl the
marshmallows in it as before, this time covering as
much of the surface as
possible. Use silver balls for eyes, but this time
add some other decoration
too: we used strawberry candy strands for hair and
would have added chocolate
drops for ears if we hadn't eaten them all already!
Leave to harden as before.
DISHES FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN
aren't really a recipe as such - just a quick idea
for presenting your
jelly/jello for Halloween. As you can see from the
photo it looks incredibly
effective and gruesome, and the kids we tried it on
your jelly as usual and pour into individual
containers (ours are
inexpensive plastic goblets from the supermarket,
and we think they look great).
When the jelly is set, just drop a plastic spider
(make sure you wash them well
first) onto the top of the glass and scatter a few
around the table too. Now east
them if you dare!
watch young children carefully - you don't want
them to actually eat the
You will need:
Jelly (jello) - we used
A sharp knife (and an adult)
Cut off the top of the oranges, and scoop the
*DON'T MAKE THE HOLES FOR THE
EYES etc.UNTIL jelly has set.
Mix up your jelly mix following the instructions on
into the orange shells.
Leave in the fridge to
*Using a sharp knife, carefully cut out a face.