Trick or treating is a Halloween tradition made famous in the United States, although the British can claim this practice as early as the 16th century, but Western media propelled the tradition to international heights. The past years, many more countries have adopted this practice of having the children in costumes during the eve of October 31. They go house to house and say the phrase ‘trick or treat’ meaning if you don’t give treats, they might play a trick or prank on you. So homeowners usually prepare candies and cookies to give to children.
Halloween, like Christmas, is really for kids. They love to dress up, and there is nothing like the fun of being with friends or neighbors to go around and gather candies. While sweets are a popular treat, you can offer children a Halloween-themed treat that offers more than just sugar rush, like lollipop ghosts. This is very easy to make, and you don’t need fancy gadgets. A microwave and refrigerator are all you need.
What you need:
This recipe makes 10.
- White baking chips, 1.5 cups.
- Coconut extract, 1/8 tsp.
- Milk chocolate chips, melted, ¼ cup.
- Ghost-shaped candy molds.
- Lollipop sticks.
- Pastry bag with no. 3 pastry tip.
How to prepare:
- Melt the white chips in the microwave;
- Stir until smooth, then add coconut extract, stir some more;
- Get the pastry bag or a plastic bag, and cut a small hole at the tip;
- Insert a no. 3 pastry tip unto it;
- Put the melted white chips inside the pastry bag;
- Fill the ghost molds with this melted white chips, leaving ¼ space from the top;
- Stick into each ghost a lollipop stick;
- You can put melted chips on top for décor;
- Freeze the molds for about 15 minutes, or until it’s firm;
- Remove the lollipops individually, careful not to dislodge the sticks;
- Use the melted brown milk chocolate to add facial features to the ghost, like eyes and rounded lips;
- Return the decorated lollipops to the refrigerator. Keep chilled until ready to spook.
This is so easy to make and adds some glamor to your treats. Enjoy!
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