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Meringue Ghosts

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!

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies are spread with sweetly smooth buttercream. The sprinkles add the extra happy touch.
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Saturday 31st of October 2020

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Daniela

Monday 26th of June 2017

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!

Molly

Thursday 18th of October 2018

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!

Erin

Saturday 28th of October 2017

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

Jamie

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

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

Donna

Saturday 8th of October 2016

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

Jamie

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

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

JulieD

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

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

Jamie

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

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

Mary

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

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!

Jamie

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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!

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