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Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts–Halloween Week!

 

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?!

These ghosts are easy to whip up and are fun to make, too! Yes, you are basically five ingredients away from making homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups. I love you, too.

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!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. I’m so glad these ghosts exist. So much better than Casper!
    You and Dorothy are on a roll- love both of your ghost treats!

  2. Cute!!!! If all ghost were made of chocolate and peanut butter, I’m happily live in a haunted house. We had a cat that used to stare off as if he were looking at something, then he’d dart off suddenly as if he were spooked. It would totally freak me out when I was home alone. It is entirely possible, however, that the cat was just insane.

  3. Those are SO cute! Spooky GOOD. Like, I don’t care if they are spooky or cute…I’d eat them anyway. :)

  4. bakerbynature says:

    I totally believe in ghosts, although I was I didn’t… I’m such a spaz! These little peanut butter ghosts however, are welcome to pop over to my place anytime!

  5. I now believe that all ghosts should be made of peanut butter and chocolate…and be jumbo sized!!! I love how big and delicious these are:-)

  6. ghosts totally freak me out! but not these, miss Hayley. I love reeses peanut butter pumpkins and peanut butter eggs!!! i’ve never made them myself though! :)

  7. Yum! Totally making these for work

  8. These are so perfect! I love the fact that I can feed my pb cup addiction faster with these larger ghosts! ;)

  9. LOVE pb cups! These are so cute!

  10. I’m totally drooling over these!! I’ve made my own mini-cups before, but I never thought of making them into shapes. These are so cute!!

  11. These are adorable and I bet they taste just as delicious as they look!

  12. I am so impressed with all of your Halloween treats!
    These are so cute and my mouth is watering just thinking about them : )

  13. These are so fun, I’m all for anything with PB and chocolate!

  14. Creepy.. I could tell you a ghost story or two, but I’m alone in our house and I’m too scared :)

    I LOVE THESE! whats not to love!

    In Australia we don’t celebrate halloween :( but my mumma has always decorated our house and celebrated it within the family.

    Oh how I wish to be in America for Halloween. I am going to borrow your recipes for Halloween this year :) x

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