Say Boo! This Halloween With These Easy Pear Ghosts

updated May 1, 2019
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Move over candy apples, this year Halloween is all about pear ghosts!

The way we see it, there are two sides to Halloween. There’s the super spooky, ghoulish side filled with wicked witches, haunted houses and devilish costumes. Then, there’s the other side, filled with everything that makes us ooh and aah, like these adorable pear ghosts. Not only is this holiday snack super cute, it’s also easy to make. Here’s how to do it.

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Just 3 Ingredients!

These are just white chocolate-covered pears with dark chocolate features, and they are a fun and easy-to-make treat. They’re perfect for an after school snack, dessert, and a must for your Halloween party.

I found the idea for these pear ghosts on the blog, Diethood. Since I already had the necessary ingredients in the kitchen, I had to make these for myself.

→ See the original recipe: Ghost Pears at Diethood

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

You can use your favorite pear variety, but we recommend sticking with Bosc pears. Their long, skinny necks and rounded bottoms make them an ideal shape for crating these ghostly figures.

Melted white chocolate can be a little temperamental to work with. Instead, I prefer to use white candy melts which are a lot less fussy.

What You’ll Need

  • Bosc pears
  • White candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • Dark or milk chocolate chips
  • Popsicle sticks

How to Make Ghost Pears

Get started by slicing a thin layer off the bottom of each pear to make sure it rests flat. Then, remove the stem and insert a popsicle stick into the top of each pear.

Melt the white chocolate or candy melts in a double boiler. One at a time, dip the pears, into the melted chocolate until it’s completely and evenly coated. You can also spoon the chocolate over the pears. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.

Set the pears on a large plate or baking sheet, then place the dark chocolate chips, flat side facing out, on the pear for the eyes and mouth.

Refrigerate for about 10 minutes to let the chocolate harden, then dig in!

What’s your favorite homemade Halloween treat?