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White Chocolate Ghosts
Melt white chocolate slowly over low heat in a double boiler or on medium heat in the microwave. Spread the melted chocolate into ghost-like shapes on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Use whatever you desire to make the eyes and mouth--raisins, jelly beans, chocolate wafers, chocolate-covered nuts, M&Ms all work well, but get creative with your kids! Allow to set in refrigerator.
To create a double boiler, place a glass bowl over a pot with boiling water. Be careful to not let the water touch the bowl, as your chocolate may scorch. To melt chocolate in the microwave, cover a bowl with a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate before placing in the microwave for 15 second intervals--stirring between turns--until chocolate is melted. Chocolate melts most evenly when it is broken into chips or small pieces.
Decorations and recipes by Maryjane Cooke. Photos by Neal Willis