These spooky Halloween ghost snacks only require 3 ingredients and are so incredibly easy to make. They are great for a Halloween party or just to enjoy at any time. I really enjoy using fresh strawberries in desserts, makes me feel less guilty about eating dessert. Are you with me on this one??
The combination of fresh, juicy strawberries and white chocolate makes for a nice refreshing yet sweet treat. The kids are going to love these. They won’t even realize they are eating fresh, healthy strawberries.
If you love these Halloween-inspired strawberry ghosts you’ll love these other festive recipes; Festive Holiday 3-Ingredient Grinch Fudge or this M and M’s Holiday Chocolate Bark. For Halloween themed crafts check out How To Make Pool Noodle Halloween DIY Ghost or this Easy Pumpkin Spice Scented Halloween Broom Gnome Banner.
Why You’ll Love These White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Only 3 ingredients
- Super simple to make
- Fun and festive
- Great contrast in flavor and texture
- Chocolate! – What’s not to love?
- Elegant appearance
- Simple to customize
Equipment You’ll Need To Make These Halloween Snacks
- Microwave safe bowl
- Cookie sheet
- Mixing spoons
- Measuring cup
Ingredients For These White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 12 strawberries
- 2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 24 mini chocolate chips and 12 chocolate morsels (both semisweet)
How To Make Halloween Ghost Strawberries
- Add the white chocolate chips to a large microwave-safe bowl.
2. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, in 1-minute intervals, or until it has a smooth consistency.
3. Dip each strawberry into the white chocolate, leaving the stem uncovered.
4. Place on a sheet pan to dry.
5. Add mini chocolate chips for the eyes and chocolate morsels for the mouth.
6. Repeat for each strawberry.
7. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Place on a fun plate with a fuzzy spider for added “spooky” factor!
Tips and Tricks
- Take all the ingredients out and place them on the counter when you begin to prepare the recipe.
- Look for ripe strawberries without any bruises or blemishes.
- Ensure the strawberries are dry after you wash them. Use a dish towel or paper towel to wipe off any excess water.
- Instead of the microwave you can melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir until it is completely melted and smooth.
- If you find the white chocolate is too thick for dipping, add a teaspoon of coconut oil, one teaspoon at a time, until you get the right consistency.
- Make sure strawberries are ripe but not too soft.
- Dry strawberries very well after washing.
- Have extra strawberries on hand in case you have leftover white chocolate.
Variations of Chocolate Strawberries
- Use dark or semi-sweet chocolate for dipping instead of white chocolate and use colored cake decorations for the eyes.
- Dip the strawberries in sprinkles or other decorative toppings.
- Use a different size of chocolate chip for the eyes.
- Add food coloring to the white chocolate; green or orange would be good Halloween-themed colors.
- Roll the dipped strawberries in crushed nuts or seeds.
- Don’t limit yourself to just dipping strawberries. You can also dip raspberries or bananas. Mandarin oranges would also work well.
Should I use strawberries that are all the same size?
Ideally it would be best to use all medium sized strawberries however if this is not possible you can mix it up and use different sized strawberries. Just make sure you don’t waste any of the white chocolate and have a few extra strawberries on hand.
Is white chocolate really chocolate?
Technically white chocolate is not really chocolate. White chocolate contains cocoa butter and sugar and sometimes has added vanilla flavoring. White chocolate does not contain the cocoa seed which is what is required for chocolate to officially be chocolate.
How long will these white chocolate-covered strawberries keep?
These white chocolate-covered strawberries will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. I do not recommend you freeze these.
Can these Halloween Ghost Strawberries be made in advance?
Since Halloween is traditionally a super busy day not to worry you can make these white chocolate-covered strawberries the day before. This will also give the chocolate a chance to completely harden and give you some time to get organized and put up your decorations before the influx of trick or treaters.
I want to make Halloween ghosts but I don’t have any strawberries. What can I use instead?
If you don’t have any strawberries in the fridge, or in the case of my house where someone ate the strawberries in the fridge :(, you can substitute fruit chunks like apples, pears or bananas. Wash the fruit well and cut into large chunks that you can dip into the white chocolate.
Can I make non-dairy white chocolate-covered strawberry ghosts?
Most white chocolate contains dairy ingredients so if you want to make yours dairy free you should read the labels carefully and look for a non-dairy option. My guess is some health food stores may carry vegan, non-dairy white chocolate so check them out.
Can I use frozen strawberries to make these ghosts?
It is best not to use frozen strawberries to make these white chocolate-covered ghosts as they are too wet and the white chocolate may not stick to the strawberry.
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Can I use full-sized chocolate chips instead of mini chocolate chips?
If you don’t have any mini chocolate chips you can use full-size chocolate chips instead. If you find they are too big you can always cut them in half.
Can I use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet?
Sure, dark chocolate chips or even cocoa nibs would work well for the eyes and mouth.
I don’t have any mini chocolate chips, what else can I use to make the eyes?
If you have sprinkles you can always place one in each eye position instead of chocolate chips or use a piece of dried fruit like raisins or currants. You can also pick up a package of edible googly eyes to use instead of the chocolate chips. Take a look through your pantry and see if there isn’t something that you could put on the strawberries to make a face. Be creative!
How do you thaw frozen chocolate covered strawberries?
If you have placed the frozen strawberries in the freezer and want to thaw them you can leave them on the kitchen counter for about 30-60 minutes.
How long can I keep chocolate covered strawberries on the kitchen counter?
You can keep the chocolate covered strawberries on the counter for a few hours but after that I recommend you place them in the fridge. Humidity or hot temperatures may cause them to sweat and get mushy.
How long does it take for the chocolate to harden after you dip the strawberries?
It shouldn’t take too long for the chocolate to harden but it also depends on how thick your chocolate layer is and the temperature in your kitchen. If you want to speed up the process, place the strawberries in the fridge.
Can I dip strawberries in chocolate straight from the fridge?
It is best to allow strawberries to come to room temperature before dipping them.
Why is the chocolate not sticking to the strawberry?
If you can’t get the chocolate to stick to the strawberry it could be because there is too much water on the strawberry. Try drying the strawberry off again and then dipping in the chocolate.
Why is the chocolate not hardening on the strawberry?
If the chocolate is too liquidy it may not harden. Be careful not to add too much oil if you are thinning it out. If you do need to add oil try using coconut oil as it is solid at room temperature and will help the chocolate solidify around the strawberry.
Can I cut the tops off the strawberries?
It is easier to dip the strawberries in the chocolate with the tops on but if you prefer to remove them you can always stick toothpicks into the strawberries for easy dipping and serving.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These white chocolate covered strawberries will keep in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. Make sure they are in a well-sealed container. You can also freeze the strawberries if you aren’t going to be eating them within the next few days.
So simple yet so decadent! Sweet, fresh strawberries covered in a coating of white chocolate is just the perfect bite-sized treat. Add some mini chocolate chips for eyes and you’ve got the cutest strawberry ghosts, perfect for a Halloween celebration.
This simple strawberry dessert comes together in no time at all. I love using fresh fruit, especially fresh strawberries in my desserts. They are naturally sweet and the bright red color makes for a great contrast with the white chocolate.
These chocolate covered strawberries are great for Halloween but I’ll sometimes make a batch for a Sunday brunch or bring them to a potluck for dessert. They are a big hit any way you serve them.
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3-Ingredient White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Halloween Ghost Snacks￼
- 12 strawberries
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 24 mini chocolate chips or 12 chocolate morsels semi sweet
- Add the white chocolate chips to a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, in 1-minute intervals, or until it has a smooth consistency.
- Dip each strawberry into the white chocolate, leaving the stem uncovered.
- Place on a sheet pan.
- Add mini chocolate chips for the eyes and chocolate morsels for the mouth.
- Repeat for each strawberry.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.