These Spooky Easy Ghost Treats can be whipped up in a jiffy and are the perfect candy to share this Halloween!
A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to talk to Bryce’s kindergarten class about blogging for career day. Now, since I have oodles of trouble explaining what I do to adults, I was terrified of trying to explain it to five year olds. So I do what all moms do when asked difficult questions – I over-simplified 🙂 Worked great!
I brought in my tripod and camera and talked about how important pretty pictures were. I talked about working on the computer. I talked about making yummy food. And then, because I knew how bored these kids were going to be…we made ghosts!
The day before career day I was scrambling trying to think of a recipe that the kids could help make in class. I needed something that was going to be as allergy-friendly as possible. Naturally I thought of the pumpkin patties but I didn’t want to mess around with the food color. So, white it is. But then, I was like, WAIT! Ghosts! We can make ghosts! I brought along mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the kids had a BLAST making their own edible ghost treats.
I brought along a variety of extracts (cherry, orange, lemon, root beer) and let each class pick what they wanted. Cherry was the big winner for the day. I mixed up the dough while my helper set a plate and fork for each kid at the tables. I had bowls of sugar at each table as well. I showed them how to roll the dough into a ball, roll it in the sugar and then flatten it with a fork.
To make the ghost body, just pinch the top third of the patty and shape it into a head by flattening gently with your finger. Use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth or a regular chocolate chip for the mouth. Use a toothpick to make “waves” in the body of the ghost. So freakin’ cool!
The kid were totally engaged and hopefully took away the fact that being a food blogger is lots of fun!
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ⅓ cup light corn syrup
- 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 1 - 2 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring - I used orange
- mini chocolate chips and/or regular chocolate chips
- Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
- Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract ½ teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
- Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
- Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
- Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
- Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
- Flatten gently with a fork.
- Gently pinch the top third of the patty and shape it into a head by flattening gently with your finger. Use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth or a regular chocolate chip for the mouth.
- Use a toothpick to make “waves” in the body of the ghost.
- Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
- Store in an airtight container.
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