Halloween – Nutter Butter Ghosts in a Pumpkin Patch

These little ghosts have been around for a long time.  I like adding a little something to give them more color.  You can make them without the pumpkins and just have the eyes and mouth.  And you can just have the pumpkins and leave off the face of the Jack-o-Lantern.  That’s the fun part of drawing with chocolates, you decide how much you want or don’t want.  The good part is once they are dipped in the chocolate they taste great!!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Nutter Butter Cookies
  • White melting chocolates
  • Black melting chocolates
  • Red melting chocolates
  • Orange melting chocolates
  • Green melting chocolates
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Wax paper

Take a bag of the white melting chocolates and put in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.  Stir and microwave for another 15-30 seconds.  Usually white chocolate has a good liquid consistency but you can always add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to your melted chocolate to make it more liquidity.  Dust off any loose crumbs from your Nutter Butter cookies.  This helps keep your chocolate clean.  Using a fork dip your cookie into the white chocolate, tap the side of the bowl with the fork to remove any excess chocolate.  Place onto the wax paper and let the chocolate harden on the cookies.

Next take some black melting chocolates and place in a unsealed Ziplock bag.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Seal the bag and knead checking for any solid pieces.  Place back in the microwave for another 15-30 seconds and knead making sure all the chocolate is melted.  Be careful that the bag isn’t too hot to handle.  Your chocolate should never be too hot.  You may want to knead more and microwave less.  Cut a small piece off one of the corners of the bag.  Start by cutting the very tip.  Test by squeezing on your wax paper.  If it’s not enough then cut a little more.  You want to make sure you have control of the amount of chocolate that’s coming out. 

Now squeeze 2 black dots towards the top of the cookie.  Continue to do this to all the cookies you are planning to make. 

Take your red melting chocolates and repeat the same process as you did the black chocolate to melt.  Under the “eyes” squeeze a circle for the mouth.  Continue to do this with each of your cookies.

Now you have a ghost!!  You can leave it like this and it’s still just as cute as can be.  You can write someone’s name across the front, drop it in a long candy bag like you use for pretzel rods and tie with a ribbon or some raffia and use a a gift tag or fun surprise on someones desk.  If you wanted to add to the ghost we’ll go onto the next step…the pumpkin!!

Prepare your orange chocolate in a ziplock bag and melt.  Snip off a corner and start squeezing out the chocolate.  Squeeze in a circular motion going round and round till you have a orange circle.  Let that set before moving onto the leaves.

Prepare your green chocolate in a Ziplock bag.  I usually have 2 bags of green because of the way you make the vine and the leaves.  I didn’t do this for these ghosts since I was just making a few for examples.  Cutting the very tip off the bag gives you more control make the vines.  I used the bag for the leaves so I wasn’t able to get as “swirly”.  To make the leaves, cut your bag upward instead of at the tip.  Not too far, just a little snip.  Squeeze some onto your wax paper to test.  Holding the bag a certain way will squeeze out a leaf-effect.  I have to turn the bag a few times in my hand until I get the shape I like.  Squeeze firm and slow almost as a long blob.  This will cause the chocolate to ruffle to have that fun shape.  When you are ready start putting a few leaves on the top of the pumpkin.  You can stop there or get your melted black chocolates and make the face of a Jack-o-Lantern.

 

 

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