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Chocolate Pear Ghosts

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I recently had a brain wave thinking about foodie offerings for Halloween and realised that pears were the perfect shape to use as ghosts. So yesterday being the first day of half term my daughter and I set about creating Chocolate Pear Ghosts which are kinder to your teeth than traditional toffee!

Chocolate Pear Ghosts - Fab Food 4 All

We had great fun working out the logistics of how we were going to achieve the correct look and were undecided about whether or not our ghosts should have mouths so we ended up with 2 versions! We used dark chocolate for the base in order to give the ghosts definition plus dark and pears are a perfect flavour combination.

Chocolate Pear Ghosts - Fab Food 4 All

I think these Chocolate Pear Ghosts are the perfect fun activity to do with kids of all ages as they aren’t too difficult. Team work really is called for when holding the pears upright whilst the dark chocolate is setting and the other person carries on dipping the pears!

Chocolate Pear Ghosts - Fab Food 4 All

I hope you give these fun and delicious Chocolate Pear Ghosts a go this Halloween and if you’d like more fruity Halloween inspiration then check out the following recipes:

Halloween Smoothie Bowl – fun pumpkin design – Fab Foood 4 All
Plum & Raisin Spider Snack – Eats Amazing
Melon Halloween Centre Pieces –  Casa Costello
Fruit Mummies – My Fussy Eater

Chocolate Pear Ghosts - Fab Food 4 All

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Chocolate Ghost Pears
 
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Chocolate Ghost Pears - coated in dark and white chocolate for a spooky treat your kids will love to make and eat!
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 pears, washed and stalks removed
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Break up the white and dark chocolate and place into 2 separate heat proof bowls.
  2. Place the dark chocolate bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (turning off the heat after a minute) and stir with a spoon until melted.
  3. Place a sheet of baking paper on a board.
  4. Dip the base of each pear into the dark chocolate to give an even coat.
  5. Lift out and place on the baking paper (holding in place until it will stand upright, team work is good)!
  6. Place the pears in the fridge for a few minutes until the chocolate has set.
  7. Meanwhile melt the white chocolate over more hot water as before (careful not to overheat or texture will go grainy).
  8. Once the dark chocolate has set remove the pears from fridge and insert a lolly stick into the base of each.
  9. Then coat the top two thirds of the pear with the while chocolate by spooning over and turning (a wavy line at the base is the aim).
  10. Lay the pears down on the baking paper and place back in the fridge to set.
  11. Put the remaining dark chocolate back on the heat.
  12. Once the white chocolate has set use the tip of a teaspoon handle to dab on 2 eyes (and a mouth if you like) and place back in the fridge until set.
  13. Serve at your Halloween party or wrap in cellophane as a Halloween gift!

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  1. Amy Fidler

    I’ll make these for this year’s halloween x

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, enjoy:-)

  2. Kavey

    Those are adorable, I love how the shape of the pear works so well as a ghost! Cute idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, the pear just seemed such an obvious ghost shape:-)

  3. Jane Middleton

    What a fantastic idea

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jane:-)

  4. Michelle @ The Last Food Blog

    What a brilliant idea! Wish I’d seen this before Halloween, never mind have pinned them for next year 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, yes there’s always next year:-)

  5. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    Brilliant! Fab idea….. I love them! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate:-)

  6. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Camilla these are genius! So simple but so, so effective. You’re a genius!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I do like simple things:-)

  7. Susie Wilkinson

    I love these! Great Idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Susie:-)

  8. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    Cute! This is such a good idea – love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Helen:-)

  9. Catering London

    Not a kid anymore but hell yes, I need those at my Halloween chill with friends. Thanks for the v. detailed instructions, would mess it up for sure otherwise!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, I’m sure they’ll be the talk of the night:-)

  10. Elizabeth

    How utterly adorable are these?! I need to make these for my kids, they’d love them!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth, enjoy:-)

  11. Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

    These look fantastic! I bet they taste delicious too! I love a healthier Halloween treat for my boys.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Charlie, yes pears and chocolate are a fab combination:-)

  12. Grace @ Eats Amazing

    These are fab Camilla – the shape is perfect for ghosts! Many thanks for linking to my post too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Grace and a pleasure:-)

  13. Cliona Keane

    I LOVE this idea! So healthy and great for kids, a perfect antidote to all of the Halloween sweets!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Cliona:-)

  14. Heather Haigh

    These are so cute. I might make some for little visiting halloweeneees – so much nicer than a pack of sugary sweets.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, yes far healthier:-)

  15. Richard Eldred Hawes

    The pear really is the ideal shape to make ghosts out of, and tasty too

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard, yes they are perfect for this:-)

  16. Helen at Casa Costello

    These are such a fantastic invention – You will have food bloggers up and down the land, kicking themselves that we didn’t think of this idea earlier! Thanks so much for the mention x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, yes I did Google Chocolate Ghost Pears after I’d done them and amazingly there were none like this, just peeled cooked ones:-)

  17. Sharon stanley (@Shandy2008)

    These are awesome. I look forward to making them with the girls. Will be great for halloween and a lot less sugar than in the candies they usually go for.

    1. Camilla

      Great Sharon, they are great fun for kids to make as you don’t need to be precise:-)

  18. Jessica Barnett

    That’s actually a really neat idea, and a semi healthy snack!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jessica:-)

  19. glenn hutton

    Love pears and with chocolate = Heaven… They look amazing too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Glenn:-)

  20. Lindsey Stuart

    These pear ghosts are a super idea they look like so much fun!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lindsey, yes they are great fun to make:-)

  21. William Gould

    This is great! And the conference pears from my mini tree are exceptionally tasty this year!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks William, lucky you having a pear tree. My parents used to have one but it was old and had to be chopped down.

  22. Vohn McGuinness

    Awesome idea Camilla! Seasonal and spooky! Love it.

    1. Camilla

      Than you so much Vohn:-)

  23. Corina

    What a fantastic idea! I love these!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Corina;-)

  24. Paul Wilson

    Super – great use of seasonal fruit.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  25. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    What a super super idea! I love them!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Sarah, I seem to be in a Halloween mindset lately:-)

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