Introducing our delicious “Malloween Ghosts” recipe that is sure to give you goosebumps! Each adorable ghost is carefully crafted from melted marshmallows, creating a perfect mix of chewy and crunchy. These spooky Halloween cakes are a treat for kids and adults. They’re a spooky addition to any Halloween party or dessert table. Immerse yourself in the eerie world of sweet sensations as you indulge in these ghostly delights. Don’t miss the chance to make this spooky candy your favorite Halloween treat!
- 100g unsalted butter, plus a little more for the tin
- 300g pink and white marshmallows
- 200g rice cereal (try Rice Krispies)
- 300g white chocolate, melted, for coating
- some melted dark chocolate or black icing to decorate
- Wooden lollipop or coffee stirrer (stirrers are a little more flexible)
- Grease with butter and then line a 30 x 20 cm jelly roll tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter in a large non-stick pot.
- Add the marshmallows, then melt them very gently for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly to make sure they don’t stick.
- Once everything is smooth, stir in the muesli until all the grains are covered.
- Pour the mixture into the mold and press down to make it flat and smooth.
- Refrigerate until cool and firm. Can be made up to 2 days in advance.
- Make the ghost shapes in two ways.
- Cut the cake into rectangles, then use a sharp knife to round the top and zigzag the bottom.
- Or to make flying ghosts, punch out circles with a diameter of approx. 9 cm and divide them into teardrop-shaped ghosts with a sharp knife.
- If you wish, cut pieces from the leftover cake to make arms.
- Carefully insert a lollipop into the bottom of each ghost.
- Place on a cooling rack.
- Once you’ve made arms, stick them on with some white chocolate, then top with more chocolate and brush it over the sides of the ghosts with a pastry brush.
- Allow to harden.
- Pipe the dark chocolate or icing onto the eyes.
Equipment and tools
- baking tray
- Wooden lollipop or coffee stirrer
This recipe contains milk and may contain gluten.
Storage and leftovers
Store the Malloween ghosts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Health Benefits of Malloween Ghosts
Malloween ghosts, made from a delicious combination of marshmallows and rice flakes, are not only a delicious treat but also have several health benefits. Let’s explore the nutritional benefits of these adorable and tasty treats:
1. Good source of energy
The main ingredient in Malloween Ghosts is rice cereal, which is known for its high carbohydrate content. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and provide fuel for various bodily functions. Including Malloween spirits in your diet can give you a much-needed energy boost.
2. Marshmallows for healthy digestion
Marshmallows are made from gelatin, a protein derived from collagen. Gelatin has been found to support digestive health by improving gut integrity and promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. The marshmallows in Malloween Ghosts can therefore contribute to a healthy digestive system.
3. Rich in antioxidants
White chocolate used to coat the Malloween ghosts contains a significant amount of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is a rich source of antioxidants, including polyphenols and flavonoids, which may help protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
4. Versatile treat with customizable options
Malloween ghosts can be decorated with melted dark chocolate or black script icing to create adorable ghost faces. These additional decorations can be customized according to personal preferences, allowing for creative expression and adding a touch of fun to the treats.
5. Portion control and moderation
The great thing about Malloween ghosts is that they can be made in individual portions by inserting wooden lollipop sticks or coffee stirrers. This allows for better portion control and makes it easier to enjoy these treats in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Although Malloween spirits are a sweet treat, incorporating them into a balanced lifestyle can be a wonderful way to satisfy cravings while enjoying some health benefits. So why not try making these adorable and delicious treats for your next special occasion?