Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween: Easy Edible Pet ghosts





Browsing the Halloween aisles last season I ran into the most adorable Pet Ghosts in a jar. 
Of course I decided to run home and create my own DIY version with craft supplies I had on hand. It was such fun to make I thought I'd make mini simpler (but edible) candy versions to give to my favorite little trick or treaters this year.


You'll need
Ghost peeps
Candy corn or other small treats
mini graham cracker pie crust
meltable chocolate
Clear plastic cups in appropriate size 
Printable labels 
embellishments

Melt chocolate according to directions. I used light cocoa but orange or yellow would be fun too.
Spoon into crusts and insert ghosts (Be sure they are standing up straight) and add extra candies of your choice. Let cool and harden completely

top with a plastic cup (these can be taped on if transporting) and add label if desired
or top with a bat ring and bead for an impromptu handle

not too scary labels for little ones

or for serving a tableful

Last year's non-edible version Here

Wishing everyone a Hauntingly
 Happy Halloween

34 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'll have to try those. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks so much - these are super easy to make :)

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    2. I think i will make this with my grand son he will just love it..

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    3. They are fun to make! Would love to hear how they turn out :) Some readers suggested using pudding instead of the melted chocolate which I might try this year :)

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  2. Very cute idea. No matter how simple or inexpensive your projects are always top shelf. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Oh you're so sweet! - These are super simple- I just wanted something special for some of littlest trick or treater friends this year :)

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  3. Yay, the ghost is so cute. Looks like a friendly ghost. It's a perfect halloween treat..

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    1. Thanks so much - these are really fun to make :)

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  4. This is absolutely adorable. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks so much! They are really so easy to make :)

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  5. What cup sizes did you get and where can you find them? I've been searching and can't seem to find an appropriate size that matches the mini graham cracker crusts.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi,
      So sorry -I'm afraid I can't remember what brand- I did buy them at Giant supermarket if that helps- they were the small drink cups- another option would be to get the larger cups and trim them down- just be careful of sharp edges. I will try to locate the brand and get back to you. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. This is really cute. We are having a "bat" themed party for my son so I was thinking of using the Bat Peeps. Also I am having the kids do this as a craft so I will use chocolate pudding instead of melted chocolate. Hopefully it works well enough even though it won't harden.

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    1. Oh that will be darling! I think the pudding should work fine- you could also "glue" the bats in with icing first- What a fun birthday theme would love to see a photo when they are done!
      I'm not sure if you saw the chocolate bat cat from this post
      http://pennywiseblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-enchanting-brew-witches-tea-party.html
      Cheers!

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    2. Wow, I love those bats! I think I may like that idea better thanks so much! I will let you know how it turns out :)

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    3. Wow, I love those bats! I think I may like that idea better thanks so much! I will let you know how it turns out :)

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    4. They are fun to make! I just made extra in case they break - would love to see a photo! :)

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  7. Hi, Planning to do these for treats for my sons 1st grade party. How many days in advance can I make them?

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    1. Hello,
      How fun! I wouldn't make them too far in advance as the peeps might get stale once you open them but if they're covered, I'd imagine the day before- Let me know how they turn out :)

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  9. Has anyone tried chocolate pudding instead of melted chocolate? It would make the treat more "pie-lile."

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    1. That's a great idea! I think as long as it's thick enough to hold the ghost peep upright it should work - and probably easier to eat- Thanks! I may try that this year :)

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  10. Maybe use chocolate to hold the ghost in place then put the pie filling around that. Best of two ideas.

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    1. Fabulous idea! Thanks I think that might be the ticket lol :)

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  11. Does anyone know where you can get the labels? I cant seem to find them.

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    1. Hello!
      I just posted the labels on my printable page or you can download them directly from the post.
      Also if you send a message via "contact us" I can email them as an attachment if that works better- but sometimes responses go into spam accidentally - hope this helps :)

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  12. These look absolutely adorable. I can't wait to try them out when Halloween finally gets here.

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I can't believe I've already seen halloween candy and decorations in the stores lol :)

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  13. I used chocolate pudding, it was delicious but I didn't refrigerate because I didnt want the peep to get hard, but then the pudding ended up melting, in the long run it was ok, my family preferred the pudding. I plan to try the chocolate but with adding some peanut butter

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    1. Chocolate and peanut butter sounds wonderful! let us know if that works! I was going to try to do the pudding but follow instructions making it for a pie filling- I think that's a bit thicker and adding the peep last after it set but I could not find any peep ghosts anywhere- and now the stores have Christmas out LOL! I'll let you know if I come up with anything :)

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  14. What kind of chocolate, like chips or bark?

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    1. I used the meltable disks available in bags at the craft store but chips or bark would work as well :)

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Love to hear your comments and suggestions!