Friday, April 27, 2012

Supernatural Friday: Ghost Strawberries

I thought this would be something different for Supernatural Friday: a recipe. With strawberry season sneaking up on us, why not make ghosts out of strawberries for a cool, skerry snack or dessert.

24 large fresh strawberries

8 ounces white chocolate or white chocolate chips

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper.

2. Wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Make sure they're truly dry and don't have any wet patches, otherwise you'll have trouble dipping them.

3. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds until it is smooth and fluid. If you are using white chocolate chips, they might be quite stiff when you melt them, so you can add a spoonful of vegetable shortening to make the chocolate more liquid if necessary.

4. Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it in the chocolate until it is almost entirely covered. Hold it over the bowl and let the excess drip back into the bowl, then scrape the bottom against the lip of the bowl. Place the berry on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Repeat the process until all of the strawberries are covered with white chocolate. Refrigerate the tray until the chocolate is set, for about 15 minutes.

6. While you're waiting for the white chocolate to harden, melt the semi-sweet chocolate and place it in a plastic bag. Cut the tip off and pipe the eyes and mouth.

7. Decorate the strawberries with the chocolate so that they have eyes and mouths and resemble ghosts. Let the chocolate set completely before serving.

8. Ghost Strawberries are best eaten the day they are made. Store them in the refrigerator until serving.


Linda Lyons-Bailey (for GBM4cure) said...

Too cool!!! You could make this as a raw dessert, too.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

At least this would be a kinda healthy dessert--with strawberries out now and inexpensive.

Denise Z said...

These are awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing the ghostie fun :)

Anonymous said...

Bahahaha! I love it. Thanks for sharing this.

Janice Seagraves said...

Cute. Ghosts in April. :)

My daughter used to have sleep overs with her friends and would watch scary movies. This would fit right in with the theme for the evening.


Pamela K. Kinney said...

Glad you did, Mary.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

Janice, this would be good now or for summertime sleepovers, since it's strawberries that make the ghosts. Perfect treat for any good scary movie rental now too.

Lacey Falcone said...

What a great idea! I love chocolate covered strawberries, and those are just too cute!

Louisa Bacio said...

Love, love, love it. Thanks for posting!

Pamela K. Kinney said...

You're welcome, Laura.

Kathy said...

Sounds quite yummy.

Kathy said...

This sounds really yummy Pam.