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These sweet ghosts are a little bit spooky, but they are sweet so it’s hard to be scared! Whip some up for Halloween!
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      Crisp exteriors with meltaway interiors, these meringue ghosts are eerily good! They are great on their own and even better as a fun topper to your Halloween desserts. 

    I know, I know, meringue ghosts aren’t super original.  But sometimes you just have to make something anyway!  I needed some ghostly spirits for a dessert I am sharing soon.  
    So, I thought I would give you a chance to gather the ingredients and maybe even give them a practice run before the big day!

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     These little guys are fun to make.  I didn’t give all of my meringues a wide enough base, so a few of my ghosts decided to lay down while baking.  
    I wasn’t upset at all, I think it was cute to have some napping ghosts.  As Little Dude would say, even ghosts get sleepy sleepy sometimes!

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    The best part about this is you can give them whatever shape you would like and give them whatever character your heart desires.  I think they are super cute!
      The meringue itself is super quick to make.  You can separate the eggs yourself, or use some from a carton of egg whites.  Either way will work.
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     Then they take a long slow trip to the oven.  You want them to dry out without browning.  So it takes a bit, but no real effort.
    After they are crisp and delicious, all you have to do is paint on a face.  We just used a toothpick and some black food gel
These sweet ghosts are a little bit spooky, but they are sweet so it's hard to be scared! Whip some up for Halloween!
     Little Dude thought it was fun to put the ghost’s faces on.  Once the food gel is dry, just store the sweet spirits in an airtight container until read to use.

Meringue Ghosts
Halloween, sweets, dessert
American
Yield: 12 servings (depending on how large you pipe them)
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Meringue Ghosts

These sweet ghosts are a little bit spooky, but they are sweet so it’s hard to be scared! Whip some up for Halloween!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hour and 30 minstotal time: 1 hours and 45 mins

ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Black food gel

instructions

  1. It is easiest to separate eggs when they are cold, so carefully separate your eggs straight out of the fridge.   Then cover your bowl with the egg whites and leave on the counter until they are room temperature, about a half hour.  
  2. Preheat oven to 200 F and place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. 
  3. Beat your egg whites and cream of tartar on medium until they begin to froth.  While still mixing, slowly add sugar and cornstarch until completely incorporated.
  4. Turn mixer up to high and beat until you have stiff peaks, about 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon into a pastry bag with a large round tip (I used tip 2A) Pipe into swirls on the parchment lined cookie sheet. 
  6. Place in oven and bake until dry, about an hour and a half.  Add a little extra time if it is a humid day.  Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. Using a toothpick and black food gel, gently add faces to your ghosts and allow to dry. 
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Steph @ Three Loud Kids!

Sunday 25th of October 2015

These a so freaking cute! I love how unique each of these are!

Carlee

Sunday 25th of October 2015

Thank you!

Sum of their Stories

Sunday 11th of October 2015

I used to make these when my kids were little but ours all laid down - I like your standing up ones. We always called them Boo- meringues and thought we were terribly funny!

Carlee

Sunday 11th of October 2015

You are terribly funny! I can't believe I didn't think of that! You guys are all comic geniuses!

Sarah Ramberg

Saturday 10th of October 2015

Oh my gosh, these are way too much fun! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes & makes tonight!!

Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

Carlee

Saturday 10th of October 2015

Thanks! I have some good ones for tonight too!

Unknown

Saturday 10th of October 2015

This is so awesome :) Fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing, am going to try this for my daughter...but I am not sure if she would be impressed in eating "Casper"! Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

Carlee

Saturday 10th of October 2015

It's hard to say how they'll react sometimes! Hopefully she thinks it's fun!

Jennifer

Friday 9th of October 2015

These are so awesome and SO much better than Peeps. Don't get me wrong , I love peeps but I would much rather eat these. They have better shape and would look good swimming in my hot cocoa! Thanks for linking them up to Saucy Saturdays!

Carlee

Friday 9th of October 2015

They would be fun in hot cocoa! I will have to give that a try. thanks so much for hosting!