Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scary Berries...

30 fresh strawberries
8 ounces of chopped white baking chocolate*
1 teaspoon of shortening*
1/8 teaspoon of almond extract *
[*alternative, Bark Baking White Chocolate Squares]
1/4 cup of miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Wash the strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until they are completely dry.
- Chocolate Mixture: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and shortening at 50% power and stir until smooth. Stir in the almond extract. (You can also use Bark Chocolate Bars and melt as an alternative)
- Dipping: Dip the strawberries in the chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails.
- Ghosts: Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for 5 minutes. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Use frosting kit for mouth, or excess chocolate chips can be melted and applied with a toothpick!
*** I also think this would be cute (& Super Duper Yummy) using Cake Balls!! ***
- Cake Mixture: Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any pan size. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting of choice until well blended. (Strawberry cake mix & Strawberry icing is YUM! Taste Tested my self! I am pretty sure Chocolate/Chocolate would also be YUM!)
- Chocolate Mixture:Use same chocolate mixture as above.
- Ghosts: Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the cake mixture. Freeze for 5 minutes. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Place on waxed paper to set. Freeze for 5 minutes. Use frosting kit for mouth, or excess chocolate chips can be melted and applied with a toothpick!
Strawberries & Picture courtesy of Taste of Home
Cake Balls courtesy of my friend Christie Michie!


  1. I am doing spice cake cake balls for Saturday, with cream cheese frosting and white candy coating. I was going to do white cake/white frosting and tint the cake orange, then do white candy coating and maybe tint that too. But, that just seemed too...ewww. Would be cute made to look like pumkins, though! Those strawberries are super cute!! I am having a little pre-trick or treat party for some of Duncan's friends and their parents...could have used your party planning finesse!

  2. I fixed cake balls a few weeks ago, Mmmm.....delish! I didn't think about turning them into ghosts or pumpkins though - how cute!