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Strawberry ghouls

Nicole Avery
Nicole Avery

A scarily sweet strawberry snack that will go down a treat this Halloween.

Strawberry Ghouls
Strawberry Ghouls Photo: Nicole Avery

Ingredients

  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 120 grams white chocolate

 

Method

Wash and dry the strawberries but keep the stems on. Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.

Break up chocolate into pieces and place in a heavy based microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate on high for a minute. Check the chocolate and give it a stir. If it still requires further melting, place it back in the microwave and melt on high for 15 seconds burst until the chocolate is melted. Taking this slow approach and stirring regularly will prevent the chocolate from burning.

Pierce a skewer through the green stem of the strawberry and then dip the strawberry into the chocolate. Twirl the strawberry around making sure it is thickly coated in chocolate.

Place the strawberry on the tray and allow it to sit for a few minutes while you dip another couple of strawberries. The chocolate will spread on the baking paper underneath the first strawberry you have dipped. Pick it up gently by the stem and place it on a clear piece of the tray. This allows for the excess chocolate to come off the strawberry and for the chocolate to cover the shape of the chocolate only and give it a smoother look.

Continue this process until you have finished all of the strawberries. Place them into the fridge to allow the chocolate to set. You want the chocolate to be very firm before you begin drawing on them, so make sure the coating is firm. This will take at least two hours.

Using a black edible marker draw two eyes and a ghoulish mouth on the strawberry and serve to your trick or treaters!

Note: These are best kept in the fridge before serving. If you need to speed up the chocolate setting process you can place the dipped strawberries in the freezer for half an hour.

 

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