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Easy Ghost Meringues

These Ghost Meringues are sweet to eat! A perfect ghostly treat for Halloween parties and celebrations! Made of four simple ingredients you probably have on hand they are easy to make – even for kids.

These ghost meringues are finish with the perfect scary background for Halloween!

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Easy Halloween Treats

These little ghosts are so cute! Even if you haven’t made homemade meringue before, you’ll be able to make these, The entire recipe is in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Firs,t I have some photos and tips that will help you as you make them.

These cute ghost meringues are fun to munch on while you watch a scary movie or hand out candy on Halloween. Here’s how to make them.

Halloween Ghost Meringues Ingredients

You only need 4 ingredients to make them:

  • Egg whites
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chip morsels

Ingredients are gathered ready to make the meringue ghosts.

How To Make Ghost Meringues: Tips

Here are some photos of the entire process along with tips that will help you as you make your own homemade meringues.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Before you even start, preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Ingredients are prepped ready to make the meringue ghosts.

Step 2: Separate Egg Whites

How do you separate egg whites easily? I do it the old-school way – I carefully crack the egg in half and then pass the egg yolks back and forth between each half of the eggshell while holding it over a bowl. Then, I allow the egg white to drip into the bowl as I pass the yolk back and forth.

You can do it my way, or you can buy an egg separator that makes it a lot easier.

Step 3: Beat Lemon Juice and Egg Whites

Next, place the egg whites and lemon juice in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attached. Beat at medium speed until it is light and foamy. I prefer to use lemon juice from a fresh lemon, but you can also just use some jarred lemon juice too.

Step 4: Add Sugar Slowly

Slowly add the sugar, about a teaspoon at a time, as the mixture continues to whisk. Pause the mixer and scrape down the sides.

Perfect whipped meringue on the beater of the stand mixer.

Step 5: Create The Meringue

Return to whisking at medium speed and continue beating until the mixture holds the shape when the whisk is inverted. This may take 10 minutes or longer depending on the temperature of the egg whites and/or the humidity in your home. Be patient. Whisking at a higher speed will cause the meringues to develop large air bubbles and/or to crack when baked.

Meringue is placed in a pasty bag ready to pipe the ghost meringues.

Step 6: Pipe The Ghosts

Transfer the meringue to a piping bag. Cut the end of the tip and press the meringue onto the parchment paper. To make a ghostly shape, apply even pressure as you pull upwards and releasing the pressure at the top.

What can I use if I don’t have a piping bag?

The perfect substitute for a piping bag is a Ziploc bag. Simply fill the corner of the bag and cut the corner off. This works great for children using sandwich size bags.

Perfectly made meringue ghosts drying on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake The Meringues

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Check the meringues. They should be very dry and not sticky. Turn off the oven and keep the meringues in the oven with the door closed for an additional 50 to 60 minutes.

This resting time is very important – it helps them harden and creates a stiff crust on the outside.

Step 8: Let Them Cool

When they are done, remove the meringues from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Step 9: Melt Chocolate Chips

Now it’s time to melt chocolate so that you have something to paint the little ghost faces with.

To do this, microwave the chocolate morsels stirring every 15-seconds. Avoid overheating as the chocolate will seize into a clump.

After the ghost meringues are hardened, use the melted chocolate chips to decorate the mouth and eyes with a toothpick.

Step 10: Decorate The Meringue Faces

Using a toothpick, decorate the meringues with dots for eyes and mouths.

These ghost meringues are finish hardening on parchment paper on the cookie sheet.

Easy Halloween Meringues

Here is the entire recipe in a printable recipe card. Pin this post to your Halloween Pinterest board so you can find it later.

Ghost Meringues

These easy Ghost Meringues are made of four simple ingredients! A perfect ghostly treat for Halloween parties and celebrations!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting time with the oven turned off1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ghost Meringues, Halloween Treats

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs egg whites only
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon juice fresh from a lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp chocolate chip morsels

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place egg whites and lemon juice into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attached. Beat at medium speed until light and foamy.
  • Slowly add the sugar, about a teaspoon at a time, as the mixture continues to whisk. Pause the mixer and scrape down the sides. Return to whisking at medium speed and continue beating until the mixture holds the shape when the whisk is inverted. This may take 10minutes or longer depending on the temperature of the egg whites and/or the humidity in your home. Be patient. Whisking at a higher speed will cause the meringues to develop large air bubbles and/or to crack when baked.
  • Transfer the meringue to a piping bag. Cut the end of the tip and press the meringue onto the parchment paper. To make a ghostly shape, apply even pressure as you pull upwards and releasing the pressure at the top.
  •  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Check the meringues. They should be very dry and not sticky. Turn off the oven and keep the meringues in the oven with the door closed for an additional 50 to 60 minutes.
  • When done, remove the meringues from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Microwave the chocolate morsels stirring every 15-seconds. Avoid overheating as the chocolate will seize into a clump.
  • Using a toothpick, decorate the meringues with dots for eyes and mouths.

These ghost meringues are finish with the perfect scary background for Halloween!

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Have fun this Halloween and try these ideas next!

 

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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