Saturday, September 19, 2009

White Chocolate Ghost Suckers

ghost suckers finished

White Chocolate Ghost Suckers are a must have for Halloween. It’s another one of those things that I have no idea when my Mom started doing this. I just know that she always made these for us, growing up. Of course that was in the days where you could bring homemade goodies to share with the class. My Mom was always the room Mother (well, truthfully I think she rotated through all 4 of us kids, but she’d still be there helping out even when she wasn’t THE room Mom). She would make these for all of us to give to our classmates. Once I moved out on my own, I started making these myself, as I couldn’t imagine having a Halloween without these!

They are so quick and easy, and cute! You will love them! Here is a template that you can use for your suckers.

ghost outlines for ghost suckers

Print out your template and gather your other supplies. You need white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, sucker sticks, and wax paper.

ghost sucker supplies

Place your ghost template underneath a sheet of wax paper. The wax paper can shift around on you so you might want to tape it down. I don’t find that necessary myself.

ghost sucker with wax paper

I melt my white chocolate in a ziplock baggie. I microwave it for 30 seconds and then squish the bag. Then, I microwave in 10 second increments until it becomes the right consistency. You want it thin so that it will run out of the bag easily. I then smoosh it all to one corner and snip off a tiny piece of the tip of the corner.

ghost sucker white chocolate in ziploc baggie

Next you just fill in the template using the white chocolate. Add the sucker stick about halfway up the ghost (stopping about at the ghosts “belly button”). You will have to twist the stick to make sure it is covered all the way in white chocolate.

ghost sucker filling in

Now you add 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes. I have substituted M&Ms, or other things. But, trust me on this one, you want to use mini chocolate chips. They are so much cuter. I try to make the eyes look the same direction by making sure the tops of the chocolate chips go off to the same side.

ghost sucker filled in with eyes

Here are all my suckers filled in, eyes added, and sticks covered. Refrigerate them for about an hour before you pull them right off of the wax paper. They are ready to go. I like to put them in those cute cellophane bags and then tie them off with pretty ribbons. Since these are the first of the season though, they will just be for my kids and so no wrapping is necessary. You can make these ahead of time and just keep them in the refrigerator until you need them. I’m not sure how long chocolate stays good…I don’t think any lasts very long around my house. ;) ghost sucker setting up

I really hope you try this as it is one of my favorite treats at Halloween. Add pictures of yours to our flikr group!

Rebecca

PS Thanks Mom, for all the great traditions. You are such an inspiration to me, and have given me so many wonderful things to pass on to my own children, to make life more special. And you’ve given me so many great ways to celebrate with my children!


Falling for Fall

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Katrina here… with an allergy friendly option.

chocolate Halloween shapes by you.

I made these with Gluten, Dairy, Nut and Soy Free chocolate chips from Enjoy life. The candies are also gluten and dairy free.

I simply used the bat template from Anjeanette’s Inspiration post and the a cat clip are from my Photoshop Elements program.

Thanks Rebecca for the inspiration for these!!

22 comments:

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Rebecca,
I love this idea. The best part is you just gave everybody (me included) the idea that you don't have to have a candy mold to make chocolate lollypops.

I will be using dark chocolate (because my family can't have dairy) and I think I will make bats and black cats. Thanks for the inspriation for something so simple. If the chocolate isn't too hot the kids can even have fun filling in their own shapes.

Katrina

Crafts and Deals said...

I have always wondered how to make these! Thanks for the great how to!!

The Harris Family said...

I am going to make these this year! I also like the idea of using different shapes. Thanks I am so excited,

Chic Cookies said...

Too cute! I'll post a link tomorrow on my edible crafts column at craft gossip! (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com)

mommabear said...

Wow! Another great idea! Love it, and my kids who are 2 and under could really have fun making these with me too! Love it!
Maggie

Stef said...

What a great idea! You make it look so easy!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Cute!!!

Pups said...

MMM those look yummy! so cute!

LollyChops said...

These are so cute!!!!!

Farmer*swife said...

Great idea! I passed it along to another friend too! We are going to use this at the kids school fall party, and I'm expanding the concept to other shapes for future seasonal parties as well!

Thanks!

Rose fr FineCraftGuild said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea!! How smart to use that plastic over the paper template. Excellent.

Ghosts being free-form shaped, this is a perfect application of that technique.

OK. Gotta go cooking...

Dreams of Yarn said...

WOW. I am so in love with this idea and so grateful you shared! We will definitely try these this year!

Christie said...

So cute! Wow, I've never tried to make suckers without a mold before. I'm looking forward to trying this out. Thanks for sharing! =)

~Christie
www.kingbrayden.blogspot.com

Nancy Sabina said...

Just came over from Today's Creative Blog, saw this great idea, and whipped some up for my family tonight. Thanks for the great idea!

PS - I did some improvising since I didn't have sucker sticks. Hopefully the straws (cut into thirds) will work too.

Kate said...

So much fun! I made a bunch of these tonight using your tutorial for a Halloween party we're attending tomorrow. I didn't have the candy sticks, so I used popsicle sticks instead. A little wonky, but they should work just fine! Thank you so much for the tute! I am going to try and make these every year! I found you through The Crafty Crow.

Lynn B. said...

Really cute. Thanks for the gluten/dairy free alternative, don't find those too often.

Haley D. said...

Yum! These look easy enough that I might actually try to make some. Thank you!

Tresa Black said...

Awesome idea, love that you don't need a mold! This is my first time to your blog, I love it!

Lela said...

All I can say is mmmm. TFS.

Becky B. said...

Hi! I hopped over from Tresa's Halloween blog hop and just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! (I've signed up to be a follower, too!) Wonderful ghost suckers...thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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