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Ghost Pops: Spooky Treats To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

@Thisjoyfulnest has become one of my good friends on Instagram, my Insta bestie. And if we didn’t live across the country we would be real-life besties.

I was stalking her page (per usual) a few days ago and saw her INCREDIBLE (and delicious) Ghost Pops.

Her and her mom, sister, brother have been making these white chocolate ghost pops since the mid 1990’s. This was before blogging, so her mom found this idea out of one of those Woman’s Day or Family Circle type magazines.

Since then they’ve been one of her favorite traditions that she has continued to make since she moved out and went to college.

@Thisjoyfulnest loves that the recipe and process is so easy that you can involve kids. They’re perfect for little treats, party favors, or to sell for fundraising.

Her mom works with adults with TBIs and disabilities and she will make a bunch of batches and then let her clients sell them for $0.50 each so that they can earn a little money.

INGREDIENTS

Mini Chocolate Chips (I just used regular size semi-sweet chocolate chips)
Lollipop Sticks (I used craft popsicle sticks because they were what I had on hand)
*I have used butter OR coconut oil as a substitute for the veggie oil in the past. The amount would be the same.

Supplies:

Sandwich bags to put the pops in (the fold over top)
Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper
• Heat-Proof Bowl
@Thisjoyfulnest Ghost Pops

HOW TO MAKE

• Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or lightly greased parchment paper.

• Melt the white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over simmering water (you could use a double boiler, but just use a standard metal pot filled with water and then place a glass Pyrex bowl to fit inside of it filled with the chocolate)

• Safely remove the bowl from the boiling pot and mix in your oil of choice OR butter.

• Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

• Use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate into the shape of a ghost (do this quickly as the chocolate starts the harden).
Note: you can do the ghost pops with or without arms. You can see I’ve done both in the pictures, but I prefer the ones with arms.

• Place either your lollipop or popsicle stick at the bottom of the ghost shape and then swirl some of the chocolate over it.

• Place 2 semi-sweet chocolate chips as eyes.
Note: you can also add a chocolate chip for the mouth to make it look like the ghost is saying something. I have done both options which you can see in the pictures, but prefer to just do the eyes.

• Repeat the process of dropping and spreading the chocolate mixture until the cookie sheet is full (space them out enough so they do not touch).

• Refrigerate for about 5 minutes and then you can peel them off.

• The best way I have found to store them is to put the ghost pop in a sandwich bag (the fold over top kind) and then tie the bottom of the bag with some cute festive ribbon or just some twine.

• Store in the refrigerator.
***White chocolate isn’t for everyone so if it’s not your thing, try milk or dark chocolate bats instead! The ingredient list and process would be the same, but you would spread your chocolate mixture into the shape of a bat instead. You can choose any chocolate chip flavor of your choice for eyes or skip the eyes all together (or use hot tamales to make evil bat eyes!)
And that’s it! Once they’re ready to enjoy, pour a cup of hot cocoa & put on Hocus Pocus for a fun filled night!
We would LOVE to see your version! Tag @thisjoyfulness & @pickingdaisiesblog to be featured!
Thank you Allyssa (@thisjoyfulnest) for sharing your long-time family tradition & for helping us get in the SPOOOKY holiday season!
Happy Hauntings,
Allyssa & Mariah

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