Ghost Strawberries

These ghost strawberries are the cutest Halloween food idea you can find. They are not only a healthy Halloween party food but these spooky strawberries are a lot of fun for kids and big kids too.

Ghost Strawberries on a green fabric with pumpkins

I absolutely love these little spooky strawberries. Their eyes give them such character and to me, they are definitely more cute than spooky but either way, they are a lovely addition to a Halloween feast. Children will love making these and bringing their own creativity to the funny faces.

A healthy Halloween treat? Sign me up. These spooky strawberries dipped in chocolate are perfect as a trick or treat sweet or for a spooky party! Easy to whip up and look amazing – you can even personalise your Ghost strawberry with unique features! If you are looking for more healthy Halloween snacks check out my Halloween pumpkins made of oranges!

Why you’ll love this Ghost Strawberries recipe

  • Strawberries dipped in chocolate are one of the best flavour combinations out there and using the sweet white chocolate for this spooky strawberry recipe is even better! It’s a little lighter and makes a tasty decoration!
  • Halloween strawberries are a healthy Halloween party food. A much better option when the little ones have had a bit too much sugar.
  • Ghost strawberries couldn’t be easier to make, simply wash your strawberries, dip in melted chocolate and add a fun face!
  • Too old to trick or treat? Make these spooky strawberries with your teen or adult friends if you’re really too old to go trick or treating.
  • Look at the little faces of my spooky strawberries. They’re so cute, almost too cute to eat! (Almost…)

close up of a ghost strawberry with big eyes

Top Questions

Should strawberries be cold before dipping?
How long to let strawberries dry before dipping?
Do you put chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to harden?
Why is my chocolate not sticking to my strawberries?

Spooky Strawberries Ingredients

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Strawberries

I love fresh, juicy strawberries. You always know a strawberry is going to be good if it smells sweet before you even cut it. You can use any shape or size strawberries for this ghost strawberry recipe, the more irregular better! You can personalise your little spooky strawberries.

White Chocolate

Milky white chocolate is my favourite, it’s a bit lighter than milk or dark and it looks perfect for these ghost strawberries. If you don’t like white chocolate you could use your favourite but they won’t look as ghostly.

How to make Ghost Strawberries – step by step

Break up your white chocolate so it melts more evenly and doesn’t burn. You can melt it in the microwave in 15 second bursts or on a bain-marie. Just be sure to keep stirring.

Wash your strawberries thoroughly too!

dipping the strawberries into white chocolate for the Ghost Strawberries
decorating the Ghost Strawberries

Holding the leaves, dip your strawberry into the melted chocolate leaving the just top.

Once the chocolate has cooled and hardened to the touch you can decorate however you like! I used some melted milk chocolate blobs to make the faces of my ghost strawberries and some edible eyes (available in most supermarkets).

You could cut up a small marshmallow and stick these to your strawberries dipped in chocolate to make eyes or a nose! It’s so much fun creating faces and personalities for all your spooky strawberries.

Ghost Strawberries Top Tips

  • Make sure the strawberries are washed and allow them to dry before dipping. For at least 10 minutes. Finger touch dry, otherwise the chocolate may not stick and you’ll have a patchy ghostly strawberry.
  • Add a very small amount vegetable oil (any tasteless oil will work) to the white chocolate to make it smoother and slightly thinner. This makes it better for dipping. It does take a little longer to harden but it’s worth it for ease of dipping.
  • To reduce any juice getting into the chocolate make sure they’re fully dry before you attempt to dip your strawberry dipped in chocolate.

Serving Suggestions

In costume whilst trick or treaters knock on your door of course!

A strawberry dipped in chocolate is great at any occasion, serve them on a platter surrounded by other spooky sweets like my Apple Mummy Pastries or as the dessert decoration for my Roasted Pumpkin chocolate tart.

Equipment

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Ghost Strawberries Substitutions and variations

VEGAN CHOCOLATE

This recipe can easily be made into a vegan/dairy free recipe by substituting the white chocolate for a milk-free alternative. It still works really well just be sure to adjust your melting time as dairy-free chocolate melts differently to it’s milky counter part.

Always be safe with allergies, especially if you are making these ghost strawberries for a party.

CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT

Try your favourite fruit dipped in dark, white or milk chocolate or even a mixture of all 3! Just be sure to wait until each layer of chocolate has dried fully before dipping into the next flavour.

I love Apple slices dipped in chocolate, some people think orange segments and dark chocolate are the perfect autumn combo so have fun with your flavours and show me what you came up with!

CHOCOLATE PUMPKINS

Dip your washed and dried strawberries into orange candy melts to make mini chocolate pumpkins! They look so cute and are much tastier than normal pumpkin!

CHRISTMAS STRAWBERRY BAUBLES

Melt different coloured candy melts (or white chocolate mixed with a few drops on food colouring) and create your own chocolate strawberry baubles! Perfect for Christmas and very tasty.

Ghost Strawberries on a green woolen scarf with pumpkins

Storing Ghost Strawberries / Making ahead of time options

These chocolate-covered strawberries are best when fresh. You could wash your strawberries the night before, leave them in the fridge drying overnight and then dip them the morning of Halloween.

Make sure the strawberries are at room temperature when you dip them. This will stop condensation from getting into the chocolate and causing bubbling or causing the chocolate not to stick.

Whenever you make them, just be sure the chocolate fully hardens before serving or you will have melted chocolate everywhere!

FAQS

Should strawberries be cold before dipping?

Strawberries need to be dry before dipping but they do not need to be any colder than room temperature. This will not affect how your spooky strawberries come out.

How long to let strawberries dry before dipping?

You should leave strawberries for at least 10 minutes to fully dry before dipping them. Otherwise the melted chocolate may not stick to the strawberry. The little spooky strawberry would be very sad.

Do you put chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to harden?

You can put chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to harden but they will also harden at room temperature so long as your kitchen isn’t very warm. I would suggest keeping them in the fridge until about 5 minutes before you’re ready to serve. They much more delicious at room temperature.

Why is my chocolate not sticking to my strawberries?

Your chocolate may not be sticking to your strawberries because the strawberries are still wet from washing. To help the chocolate stick to your strawberries, make sure they are completely dry before you dip them into your melted chocolate.

The cutest little Ghost Strawberry surrounded by other Ghost Strawberries

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Ghost Strawberries Recipe

Ghost Strawberries

Sisley White
These ghost strawberries are the cutest healthy Halloween food idea you can find. Their eyes give them such character and to me, they are definitely more cute than spooky but either way, they are a lovely addition to a Halloween feast. Children will love making these spooky strawberries and bringing their own creativity to the funny faces.
Prep Time 20 mins
chocolate hardening time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert, Party Food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 1 set of ghosts
Calories 873 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • 1 microwave-safe bowl
  • Kitchen Paper
  • Kitchen Scales

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g fresh strawberries
  • 100 g white chocolate
  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 1 pack of edible eyes sprinkles (available in most supermarkets)
  • 0.5 teaspoon vegetable oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dry the strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry. If they are still damp the chocolate won't stick.
  • Melt the white chocolate in 10-second bursts in the microwave. Stirring between each burst.
  • Place a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking tray.
  • Stir the white chocolate. If it is melted but thick and hard to dip then mix in the vegetable oil. This will make the white chocolate smoother and easier to dip. However, it will take a little longer to set.
  • Dip the strawberries into the white chocolate and place on the greaseproof paper.
  • Leave the strawberries to harden in a cool place.
  • When they are set, melt the milk chocolate in a bowl in 10-second bursts.
  • Use the milk chocolate to stick the eyes on the strawberries and draw little mouths or other features.
  • Store somewhere cool, best served on the day they are made.

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Notes

  • Make sure the strawberries are completely dry before dipping.
  • Add a little vegetable oil to the white chocolate to make it smoother and thinner and easier to dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 873kcalCarbohydrates: 109gProtein: 9gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 814mgFiber: 8gSugar: 97gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 148mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 3mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Fun Halloween Food, ghost strawberries, Halloween, Halloween Food, spooky strawberries, strawberries, white chocolate
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