Halloween Ghost Twinkies

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Looking for easy Halloween treats for your holiday party?! Look no further than these Ghost Twinkies! Take the classic crowd pleaser of Twinkies and make them even better with the spooktacular addition of vanilla coating!

Twinkies coated in halved and coated in white chocolate with little candy eyes to look like ghosts for a Halloween treat.

SIMPLE BUT FUN HALLOWEEN GHOST TWINKIES!

I decided to give these a try one day when my 13-year-old niece D was home from school.

She was getting bored and wanted to make something, so why not put her to work? I kid – kind of.

D likes getting crafty and experimenting in the kitchen. The majority of her favorite shows can be found on HGTV and the FoodNetwork.  

It’s actually a good thing we did it together, too, because she actually ended up saving the day.

The day was actually jam packed with recipe development for me as I was trying to photograph a lot of new recipes for all of you before I headed out of town on vacation.

I got distracted and my chocolate clumped. I needed it to flow over the Twinkies not sit in a puddle on the top.

As I sat there contemplating the chocolate problem, D kept stirring out of boredom. And it worked! So if all else fails, keep stirring your coating!

Up close shot of vanilla coating poured on and draped around the bottom of a halved twinkie to look like a ghost with purple candy eyes

HOW TO MAKE THESE GHOST TWINKIES

First, you will want to prep your baking pan with parchment paper and cut your Twinkies in half. Place the flat cut side down on the parchment.

Then, you will want to melt your white chocolate, candy melts or almond bark. All will work for this recipe so use your preferred coating.

The trick to making these is to stir the chocolate – a LOT! The more you stir it, the smoother and thinner it gets.

Once melted and thin, spoon the chocolate over the top, and I would take an icing knife to scrape some of the pooled icing at the bottom back up over the Twinkie.

We cooled them and then did it again to get better coverage.

I say this a lot, but these ghost Twinkies are definitely not about perfection! You don’t need or want a perfect coating on the outside. I like that they all look different and that some have draping evenly and some have it to one side.

It gives your ghosts character!

A TWINKIE IS COATED IN WHITE CANDY MELTS TO ALLOW IT TO POOL AT THE BOTTOM LIKE A GHOST SHEET AND GIVEN CANDY EYES

LOOKING FOR MORE HALLOWEEN DESSERT IDEAS?!

Ghost Twinkies

Ghost Twinkies

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
COOLING TIME: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is one of the easiest Halloween treat recipes you can make for your Halloween party! Pour lots and lots of chocolate over Twinkies for a ghost dessert the kids will love! 

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces of White Chocolate, almond bark or candy melts
  • 20 Twinkies - cut in half
  • Round Sprinkles for eyes
  • Small tube of icing - used to adhere eyes. 

Instructions

  1. Layer your pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut your Twinkies in half and place flat, cut side down.
  3. Melt white chocolate at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between, OR over a double boiler. Stir - a LOT!
  4. Add a little bit of white chocolate to the open cut of the Twinkies and place down onto the pan. Using a spoon, pour thinned chocolate over the Twinkies and then use an icing knife to help bring the thinned icing up over the Twinkie.
  5. Cool once all covered and repeat. Cool again.
  6. Add sprinkle eyes using a little bit of icing to act as "glue" for sprinkle application.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 204mg Carbohydrates: 35g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g

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