Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Strawberry Ghosts

Prep/Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

30 fresh strawberries
8 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate at 50% power; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails.

Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for 5 minutes.In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face.

Tips and Tricks
After the ghosts are finished, keep them refrigerated. Drawing the mouth was harder then it sounds, so we just made chocolate dots where the mouth would be. The original recipe called for 1 teaspoon of shortening, but I omitted it. I also substituted vanilla extract for the almond extract.
Make It Healthier
Don't use the shortening.
How Kids Can Help
Press buttons on microwave. Dip strawberries.

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