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Halloween Meringue Ghosts Recipe

If you’re looking for a spooktacular treat that combines the light and airy goodness of meringue with the eerie charm of ghosts, then you’re in for a delightful surprise.

Here’s the scoop on how to create this Halloween Meringue Ghosts Recipe. Get ready to make the best Halloween treat, step by step.

A group of ghost cookies on a black surface.

What Are Meringue Ghosts?

These ghost-shaped meringue cookie confections are made from a sweet and fluffy egg white meringue mixture.

These adorable and slightly eerie treats are perfect for your Halloween party or any ghostly-themed celebration.

These meringues have a crisp outer shell and a soft, marshmallow-like interior that melts in your mouth, making them a favorite among kids and adults alike.

Ghost cookies on a baking sheet.

Ingredients:

To conjure up these ghostly delights, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Egg whites: The foundation of your meringue, egg whites create the frothy, airy texture that meringues are known for. Use fresh, room temperature egg whites for the best results. The egg yolks can be discarded. 
  • Granulated sugar: Sweeten your meringue to perfection with granulated sugar. Adding it gradually is key to achieving that desired lightness.
  • Cream of tartar: A small amount of cream of tartar stabilizes the meringue, ensuring it holds its shape and texture.
  • Black food coloring: To give your meringues their ghostly appearance, you’ll need some black food coloring. It’s essential for creating those spooky shapes.
  • Chocolate chips: These will be used for the eyes and mouth shape. Melt the chocolate once the little meringues are cooled and use a toothpick to draw on the eyes and mouth. You could also use candy eyes.
Ghost cookies on a red plate with a black background.

Instructions:

Whip Up the Meringue

  1. In a large round mixing bowl attached to a stand mixer, add your egg whites and whisk them at medium speed until they form soft peaks. This process can take a few minutes, so be patient. 
  2. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk. Start whipping and keep whisking until your meringue forms stiff peaks. Your sweetened egg whites are ready when it’s glossy, and you can hold the bowl upside down without it falling out.

Pipe the Meringue Ghosts

  1. Now comes the fun part! Transfer your meringue into a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  2. Hold the bag perpendicular to the lined baking sheet and apply even pressure to pipe ghost shapes onto the parchment paper. You can get creative with the shapes, making each ghost unique.
Halloween ghost cookies on a baking sheet.

Add the Little Ghost Details

  1. To give your meringues character, add mini chocolate chips as eyes. Gently press them into the meringue where the eyes should be.

Bake and Cool

  1. Place your meringues in the oven and let them bake until they’re dry and firm to the touch. This usually takes around 1-1.5 hours.
  2. After baking, turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven to cool. This gradual cooling process prevents them from cracking.
A plate of ghost cookies on a black background.

Tips for Perfect Ghost Meringues

Creating the perfect meringue ghosts can be a breeze with a few handy tips:

  • Use clean and dry utensils and bowls to avoid any contamination that might affect your meringue.
  • Incorporate cream of tartar for stable meringue that won’t collapse.
  • Gradually add sugar to achieve that glossy texture.
  • When piping, lift the bag smoothly to create ghostly swirls.
  • For a more haunting look, you can use black icing or a black edible food marker to draw spooky faces on your ghosts.
  • Be patient during baking and cooling; it’s the key to achieving the right texture.
Halloween ghost cookies on a baking sheet.

Final Thoughts:  How to make Meringue Ghosts 

In the world of delightful desserts, these easy Halloween ghost meringue recipe stands out as a whimsical and ghostly delight that’s perfect for Halloween or any time you want to add a touch of magic to your sweet treats.

With their crisp exterior and soft, ethereal interior, they’re sure to enchant your taste buds and bring smiles to your guests’ faces.

So, go ahead, embrace your inner ghost hunter, and whip up a batch of these delightful meringue ghosts.

Share them at your next Halloween party or enjoy them as a creative treat for yourself. Happy haunting and even happier munching!

Halloween Meringue Ghosts Recipe

Halloween ghost cookies on a baking sheet.

If you're looking for a spooktacular treat that combines the light and airy goodness of meringue with the eerie charm of ghosts, then you're in for a delightful surprise.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs, Whites Only
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

    Whip Up the Meringue

  1. In a large round mixing bowl attached to a stand mixer, add your egg whites and whisk them at medium speed until they form soft peaks. This process can take a few minutes, so be patient. 
  2. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk. Start whipping and keep whisking until your meringue forms stiff peaks. Your sweetened egg whites are ready when it's glossy, and you can hold the bowl upside down without it falling out.

Pipe the Meringue Ghosts

  1. Now comes the fun part! Transfer your meringue into a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  2. Hold the bag perpendicular to the lined baking sheet and apply even pressure to pipe ghost shapes onto the parchment paper. You can get creative with the shapes, making each ghost unique.

Add the Little Ghost Details

  1. To give your meringues character, add mini chocolate chips as eyes. Gently press them into the meringue where the eyes should be.

Bake and Cool

  1. Place your meringues in the oven and let them bake until they're dry and firm to the touch. This usually takes around 1-1.5 hours.
  2. After baking, turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven to cool. This gradual cooling process prevents them from cracking.

Notes

Tips for Perfect Ghost Meringues

Creating the perfect meringue ghosts can be a breeze with a few handy tips:

  • Use clean and dry utensils and bowls to avoid any contamination that might affect your meringue.
  • Incorporate cream of tartar for stable meringue that won't collapse.
  • Gradually add sugar to achieve that glossy texture.
  • When piping, lift the bag smoothly to create ghostly swirls.
  • For a more haunting look, you can use black icing or a black edible food marker to draw spooky faces on your ghosts.
  • Be patient during baking and cooling; it's the key to achieving the right texture.

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