Halloween Recipes: Ghost on a Stick

This little guy is a cute addition to any Halloween meal. Almost too cute to be eaten…

For 4 Ghosts you’ll need:

4 pieces of nougat
7-8 marshmellows
a little water
confectioner’s sugar
4 lollipop sticks
2 kinds of sprinkles

Step #1: The “Head”

Roll the nougat into little balls and put the lollipop stick in. Make sure to stick them in deep enough so that they won’t come out when you pick them up.

Step #2: The Fondant

I went for marshmellow fondant:

Put the marshmellows in a bowl, add a spoonful of water, and melt them (either in a microwave or on the stove). Stir until the marshmellows have fully melted.

Tip: Don’t make it too hot, but also make sure it is hot enough. The first time around, I did not use enough heat and it was a sticky mess. For a minute, I thought I’d never get it out of the bowl. 😉

Since it was the first time I made it, I left the fondant pure to see how that would taste. And everyone liked it. However, at this point, you can also add any flavor you like to get a different taste and/or add a few drops of food coloring to get a colored fondant.

Then add some powdered sugar. Stir it in. When it gets too solid to stir, take it out of the bowl. It won’t have fondant consistency by then, so sprinkle your counter with powdered sugar and pour the mixture onto it. Sprinkle with powdered sugar so it doesn’t stick and knead more powdered sugar into it until you’re happy with the texture.

Once the consistency is right, roll out the fondant.

Step #3: Forming the Ghost

Then, cut the fondant into as many pieces as you need. Take the nougat ball and put one piece of fondant over it.

Below the head, press the fondant togehter a little so it does not fall off.

Step #4: Finishing

I rummaged my storage of sprinkles and came up with these crisps coated with chocolate for the eyes and a cute sugar heart for the mouth.

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