Do you believe in ghosts?
I do… kinda. I don’t believe in the whole “paranormal entity”/Ghost Adventures junk they show on TV. Ghosts may not be facts, but the lead dude on that Ghost Adventures show is, in fact, a douchenugget.
Anyway. I’ve never seen a ghost, but I like to think friendly ones exist. Except, I hope they don’t look like Casper. He’s cute, but I want my ghosts not to look like cartoons. Creepy, but not too creepy. Cute, but not cartoony cute.
Am I being too ghost-picky? Sorry.
I think my dogs believe in ghosts and this is why: when we lived in our old house, we had a huge fenced in front yard that both our dogs hung out in constantly. When we’d leave, they’d say bye to us at the latched gate and briefly watch us pull out of the driveway.
And then… they went ghost hunting.
Because immediately proceeding watching us leave, they’d both snap their heads toward the house where we had our kitchen window overlooking the front yard, and STARE INTENTLY into the kitchen window. I mean, stare like you’d stare if Ryan Gosling’s half-naked body were inches from your face. Or, I mean, stare like you’d stare if there was a real-life, non-Casper ghost standing in your kitchen window.
We would drive by hella slowly, honking the horn and rolling our windows down, shouting their names to distract them from the apparent grisly, ghostly horrors occurring in our kitchen, but they’d keep their eyeballs glued to that damn window.
My dad would say in a creepy voice, “the Others come out when we leave” and we’d watch as our dogs became possessed by the weird ghost-folk who occupied our kitchen. So honestly, I kinda do believe in ghosts because of my dogs, because dogs don’t lie (hello, they can’t talk) and because that house kinda sucked, so it’d explain that it was possessed.
I also loyally believe in Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts, too. How can you not believe in the completely perfect combination of chocolate + peanut butter?!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts *adapted from Miss Make’s recipe
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 pkg Candiquik or chocolate almond bark
White quinn sprinkles for eyes, if desired
Ghost cookie cutter
1. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar. Mixture will be stiff.
2. On a slightly floured surface, roll out dough to about a 1/4″ thickness. Using a ghost cookie cutter (I was livin’ large people), cut out ghosts and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Reroll and cut scraps.
3. Freeze the ghosts about 1 hour until solid. Prepare your candy bark according to package directions until melted. Using a fork, dip the ghosts in the chocolate and allow excess to drip off. Return to the foil-lined sheet to set. If you’d like, gently press two white quinns as eyeballs when the chocolate is still damp.
4. Once the ghosts are set, they’re ready to eat!
I love keeping these in the freezer (nothing beats a cold pb cup!) but they’re great room temperature, too. And the ghosts are a fun shape compared to the regular cups or the pumpkins this time of year. And they’re jumbo sized ghosts, because I love ya lots.
Enjoy!! And be sure to stop over to Dorothy‘s site to peep her spooky ghost treats today, too!!