Make delicious Pear Ghosts for your next Halloween party. A white chocolate covered pear on a stick might be one of the more unusual Halloween treats you'll come across, but the taste of ripened pears dipped in melted white almond bark is a sure crowd pleaser. And, they're so easy to make!
Kids love the spooky white appearance of the decorated pears calling them "Ghosts On a Stick," and they make a great alternative to the traditional red candy apple recipes that are commonly seen. By offering candy pears instead of candy apples, you'll be starting a new Halloween tradition.
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This easy Halloween dessert recipe is a variation of an old fashioned candy apple recipe. It's quick and easy to make, and everybody will love the delicious chocolatey taste of these unusual treats. They are simply irresistible, both for appearance and taste. The pure white Pear Ghosts on a stick make a great alternative to candy apples.
10 to 12 squares of white almond bark (2-ounce squares)
OR, 10 to 12 squares white chocolate (2-ounce squares)
6 ripe, medium-sized pears
Handful of mini chocolate chips for decoration
6 Popsicle sticks, or wooden meat skewers
Halloween-style cupcake papers
It turns out that pears are just the right shape for making tasty treats for Halloween — they look like spooky ghosts on a stick!
Line a cookie sheet or a large cake pan with waxed paper. Place the cupcake papers on the sheet so they are not touching. Melt almond bark (or plain white chocolate) in a small saucepan over boiling water while stirring, or follow package directions.
You can substitute plain white chocolate without the nuts if you prefer a nut-free Halloween treat for kids, and the pears will taste just as good.
Poke craft sticks or skewers firmly into the pears at their stem end. Dip each pear into the melted chocolate, draw out quickly and twirl it until the chocolate is spread evenly over the pear. You can use a spoon to help evenly coat the entire pear.
Place each chocolate-dipped pear in a cupcake paper (optional), standing up as much as possible. Place mini chocolate chips for face decoration. You can use any leftover chocolate to spoon ghost tails into the paper cups, providing there's room.
Place in fridge to cool until ready to eat. Delicious!