Halloween Treat Recipe

Alexis Delos Santos, Staff Reporter

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For many, Halloween opens up a great opportunity to create festive and spooky treats for all to enjoy! From horrific brain cakes to creepy spider and witch cookies the list of delicious treats goes on and on.

Through a bit of research, a scary yet delightful new recipe has emerged from the ever so increasing pile of Halloween deserts and snacks. Marshmallow ghosts, are a simple and very sweet treat that any sweet tooth person would enjoy. Over the years there has been multiply recipes that tackle this “marshmallow ghost” desert each having their own special characteristic.

This recipe for marshmallow ghosts was originally created by a Japanese cooking channel on YouTube named: Cook Kafemaru. In their video, they teach viewers how to shape marshmallows into little ghosts that “hold” a small cookie in there arms as well as create a treat bag specifically designed for these tasty ghosts.

While this may be a simple recipe without the need of so many ingredients, some may find it difficult to follow along due to the language barrier. But don’t be discouraged! If you would like to try and create your own spooky little ghosts the recipe for this will be listed down below.

Marshmallow Ghosts

-25g marshmallows
-2g water
-40g powdered sugar
-food gel color: Black (pink is optional for extra decoration)
-1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
-a very small cookie (example: chips ahoy minis)
-a spoon
-plastic wrap
-a bowl


1. Lightly grease your spoon and bowl with vegetable oil to make it easier when mixing the melted marshmallows
2. Place your marshmallows into the greased bowl and add 2g of water. Gently toss the marshmallows so that each one is covered in water.
3. Heat the bowl of marshmallows in a microwave for about 30 seconds or until the marshmallows no longer hold their shape.
4. Mix the melted marshmallows with the grease spoon and gradually add in the powdered sugar. Keep adding the powdered sugar until the now “marshmallow paste” isn’t as sticky and is now mandible.
5. Put on gloves and collect the marshmallow paste off of the spoon and knead in the bowl.
6. Continue to knead until the marshmallow isn’t very sticky anymore and can now be shaped into forms.
7. Wrap the marshmallow into a plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of minutes to let it cool so it’ll be easier to shape it into ghosts.
8. After letting it cool a bit, roll the marshmallow into a log and cut into six pieces.
9. Shape the marshmallow into a ghost and carefully create two cuts to shape as arms. If you are not interested in following the original shape of the ghost you can create your own version.
10. Using one marshmallow and a tiny bit of water heat it up so that it can be used as a like a glue for the cookies. Take the small cookie and add a swab of melted marshmallow onto the back and place it on the ghost. Be careful not to over add the melted marshmallow or to smoosh the ghost.
11. It’s time to decorate. Using the black food coloring gel create two small eyes one each ghost. An optional idea would to add a bit of blush using pink food coloring gel to lightly tint the ghost’s face. Then it’s done!

This recipe is for six servings, it can be doubled for 12 servings or adjusted as needed.

Video for original recipe: https://youtu.be/gsNTEm_MlQw


3 Responses to “Halloween Treat Recipe”

  1. Citlalli Velez on November 2nd, 2018 10:06 am

    I love this!!! Well written and easy to follow

  2. Ixchel on November 2nd, 2018 10:25 am

    I love it, and it’s simple to follow

  3. Jourdan Jackson on November 2nd, 2018 10:34 am

    Yummy! I used this recipe to make a treat for my children and they loved it! Amazing read!

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