If you follow me on Instagram, which I love you so much for, then you saw me tease about making these friendly Ghost Meringues. I’m so excited to share them with you! They are so easy to make (honest!). You only need a few supplies, some of which you most likely already have on hand. These ghost meringues are bound to impress at any Halloween party or celebration.
To get started, you will need an electric mixer. I have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it works perfectly. But, any handheld mixer will work too! You’ll also need a baking sheet, some non-stick spray, and foil. To create the fun ghost meringue shape, you will also need icing bags and large round icing tips (sometimes found at your local craft store). Oh, and if you have kids around, get them involved!
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup of Sugar
- Black Decorating Icing Gel
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
- Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites for a few minutes on high speed until they become frothy (you will see lots of little bubbles).
- Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
- Finally, mix in the cream of tartar.
- Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (meaning that it holds a shape when stopped).
- Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray.
- Place the meringue mixture into an icing bag.
- Using your icing bag and a large round icing tip, continually press the meringue mixture directly down onto the foil. Press down and lift up to create layered stacks for each ghost (release the pressure just a tiny bit, pulling up on your frosting bag at the same time in between each layer).
- Bake them for about 45 minutes or until the tops become a little brown.
- Once they are completely cooled, they will harden and be ready to decorate with black gel frosting!
- Add eyes and mouths to your ghost (or create silly faces!).
- Store in an air tight container.
Isn’t that easy? Creating little ghost shapes is incredibly easy and each one will have it’s own unique shape making them even more fun! If you don’t have an icing bag with frosting tips, try using a large ZipLock bag and simply cut off the tip. This is also a great way for young kids to create Ghost Meringues.
If you love this recipe, then you will definitely want to see my recipe for Kool-Aid Meringue Cookies:
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