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Meringue Ghosts will bring smiles to everyone this Halloween. Kids will love them!

Meringue Ghosts couldn’t be easier or cuter! Little swirls of sweetened egg whites are studded candy eyes to create a boo-rrific Halloween treat.

I’ve never been one to get very excited about Halloween – it’s just not my thing. And if I’m being honest, any Halloween party invitations that I’ve ever received with the words costume required were immediately tossed, with an excuse at the ready.

Sorry, real-life friends! Introvert, right here.

Meringue Ghosts are the sweet treat you won't be able to resist. Festive and totally fun.

I hate scary movies and if it weren’t for a DVR, I’d probably never watch television. If I see a horror movie trailer commercial, it’s almost guaranteed that I won’t be sleeping for at least two nights.

I won’t even watch Law & Order if it’s not daylight and I’ve checked to make sure all of our doors are locked. Totally not kidding.

Don’t even get me started on haunted houses. No. Thank. You.

However, now that we have a toddler, my stance on Halloween is changing just a bit. While I doubt we’ll ever be the family with a fog machine and faux coffin on our porch, I do want to create fun memories for Elle that include parties decked out with cute décor and loads of sweet treats – just like these meringue ghosts.

And I might just be dressing up as Cookie Monster this year, but only because I can’t find a Snuffleupagus costume. Help a girl out if you know where I can score one!

This meringue ghosts cookie recipe really couldn’t be easier. They’re totally adorable and boo-rrific, too!

They look great arranged on a festive platter and are perfect for Halloween potlucks because you can make them a couple of days in advance. You can add in flavored extracts like almond, butter or even mint to change of the flavor.

And if you can’t find those cute candy eyes, just use mini chocolate chips, but put them onto the meringue upside down.

Meringue Ghosts are a great treat on their own. Or put them on top of a cupcake for total cuteness!

Whether you’re celebrating Halloween decked out as a zombie, or dressing up as Cookie Monster, these meringue ghosts are a simple and creative dessert for any Halloween party. Time to get your spooky dessert table on!

Looking for more Halloween inspired treats? Be sure to check out my Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies and Halloween Marshmallow Pops!

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  1. Daniela says:

    Does anyone know how to dye meringue black?? I tried today, added almost an entire bottle (little ones) and what I ended up with was a dark grey and really bitter meringue Any tips? I used Wilton black food color. Thanks!

    1. Jamie says:

      I have tried this as well and never got a true black color. Hopefully someone chimes in with some tips for us. Thanks!

    2. Erin says:

      Americolor gel food coloring. Super black. I’ve stopped using Wilton and switched to all americolor.

    3. Molly says:

      Okay so two things. First – I made these to go on top of cupcakes and they were a HUGE hit with my coworkers. So cute! Second – try black cocoa powder. I found mine on amazon. That plus the Americolor black food color gel will get you a dark black!

    4. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the meringues, Molly! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  2. Donna says:

    Can these last longer if in the fridge or can they be frozen?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Donna! I haven’t tried it, but I think these can probably be frozen. I’d love to hear your results! Good luck!

  3. JulieD says:

    These are the cutest things….ever…and I never thought I would say that about ghosts!!

    1. Jamie says:

      Ha! These are definitely cute and just the way I like my ghosts!

  4. Mary says:

    Hi Jamie! How cute and creative. I really love your blog! I’m a fellow Toledoan and new to the food blogging world. I looked through your page and recipes and everything looks so fantastic. I love the sweet potato gratin recipe :) If you ever have a chance check out my blog and let me know what you think!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Mary! It’s always good to hear from someone in my neck of the woods! Thank you for your compliments. You’ll really enjoy the food blogging world. It’s a great community!

  5. Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss says:

    Oh my gosh! These are absolutely adorable!!! 

  6. Kim Henrichs says:

    Ahhhhh these are super cute!!

  7. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    These are so adorable! What a fun Halloween treat!