Spooky Meringue Ghost
Spooky Meringue Ghost

Spooky Meringue Ghost

These cute little meringues are perfect for a quick Halloween treat.  They can be used to sit on top of an adult style dessert or placed on a treats plate to form and army of ghosts for the kids at a Halloween party.

Ghost Army

Ghost Army

Meringues only take about five minutes to make but there are some little secrets I will share to make the job a little easier.

Surprised Ghost Meringue

Surprised Ghost Meringue

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites (room temp)
  • 1 cups superfine caster sugar
  • 1/2 t/s flavouring (vanilla, musk, rosewater)
  • Wilton Black icing
White mouse & Ghost Meringue

White Mouse & Ghost Meringues

Method:

  • Using a warm large mixer bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.  This is when the egg whites will hold a shape but the peak will flop over like a wave.
  • Add the sugar one tablespoon at a time. After each tablespoon check that the sugar is completely dissolved by rubbing a little of the mix between your thumb and first finger. The mixer should be on a medium to high speed and you should gently scrape the sides on the bowl to ensure all the egg white is incorporated with the sugar.
  • Continue this method increasing the speed on the mixer slightly each time until all the sugar is added, and you have the mixture on full.
  • Do a final check that all the sugar is dissolved. The mixture should now be white and glossy and hold a shape.
  • Fold the flavour through the meringue gently and taste.
Filling a piping bag easily

Easy Method for filling a piping bag

  • Fill a piping bag with meringue by sitting the bag in a glass and turning the ends of the bag over the glass creating a larger opening.
Piping Meringue for Halloween Ghosts

Piping Meringue for Halloween Ghosts

  • Use a piping bag as shown here to pipe mounds, pull up at the end to form the head and release the pressure from the meringue piping bag
Baking meringue

Bake Meringue in a cool oven

  • Bake at 100 degrees for about 40 minutes depending on the size of the meringue.
  • once baked allow the meringue to cool in the oven
  • Use the black icing to make eyes on your ghost army
Black Rat eating the Ghost Meringue

Black Rat eating the Ghost Meringue

I hope you enjoy these sweet little treat!

Tell me please readers, do you cook spooky Halloween treats, what is your current favourite treat to make the kids?

Ghost Meringues Army

Halloween Ghost Meringues Army

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Comments

  1. Oh god I am scared… of how something can be both so adorably cute and so incredibly delish 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

    • Lol! I couldn’t decide if the were cute or spooky! I think they may just be misunderstood, they’re too cute to spook!

  2. There’s a new best way to fill a piping bag. You will bow down before me when you see this. Click the video in my sidebar on my website. I have tried it 3 times and it worked perfectly every time. not ONE bit of icing got on the bag or my fingers. I’m telling you, you’re going to love me for sharing this. This was not my idea (darn) but brilliant all the same. My hands are quite small so filling a big bag or worst yet overfilling has been my biggest problem. Not any more.

    These little ghosties look so cute!

  3. Hehhehehe… You are such a cool mum for doing this for the kids. Oh wait, was I mistaken by saying that when these were actually meant for the adults (aka young at heart) LOL. Either way, fun for all. Can’t get past how easy but cute these are. Good one, Juls. LOVED your eyeball post toooo!! =)

  4. Dear Julie,

    These meringue looks like chubby and contented ghosts to me 🙂

  5. I remember seeing these in Donna Hay magazine and thinking that they were the cutest thing ever. I’ve also used cachous for the eyes too but it’s fiddly and I had to use tweezers!

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