Ghost Meringues



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I teased this Ghost Meringues recipe on Instagram a while back, did you see it? 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.

How to make Ghost Meringues for Halloween. An easy Halloween dessert idea!

Ghost Meringues

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!

Ghost Meringues for Halloween! Only 3 ingredients and so easy to make.

Watch how fun and easy they are to make! Little swirls of sweetened egg whites are studded candy eyes to create a boo-rrific Halloween treat. Sweet, delicate and melt in your mouth, the flavors are reminiscent of a marshmallow.

Ghost Meringues for Halloween! Only 3 ingredients and so easy to make.

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 sealable plastic bag and simply cut off the tip. This is also a great way for young kids to create Ghost Meringues.

Ghost Meringues

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Ghost Meringues

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Ghost Meringues

You Will Need

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • Black Decorating Icing Gel


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. 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).
  3. Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
  4. Finally, mix in the cream of tartar.
  5. Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (meaning that it holds a shape when stopped).
  6. Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray.
  7. Place the meringue mixture into an icing bag.
  8. 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).
  9. Bake them for about 45 minutes or until the tops become a little brown.
  10. Once they are completely cooled, they will harden and be ready to decorate with black gel frosting!
  11. Add eyes and mouths to your ghost (or create silly faces!).
  12. Store in an air tight container.

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  1. Would like to know about storing them & how far ahead I would be able to make them – have a neighborhood party every year would like to try them this year but need to know where to fit them in the scheduling ! Thanks !

    1. I would only make them a day or 2 in advance and store them in an air tight container:) Have fun!

  2. Love them! Easy, easy, easy and they’re going to be soooo cute. I’m going to try to insert chocolate chip eyes mid-baking… we’ll see how that goes. (and I added orange extract). My son will be so thrilled. He loves meringues and I can take some to the neighbor boy who’s gluten and dairy free due to allergies! Thanks. I make meringues frequently (whenever I have leftover egg whites) but I never thought to make them like ghosts!

  3. Oh, those are So Stinking CUTE!!! I love meringues. I wonder if the same idea could be adapted to snowmen for winter. Just…make the tip a hat, or something? I’ll try them for halloween first….

  4. Ahhhh you could do these with green and make Christmas trees for Christmas! I would love to see those!

  5. Cute! Definitely trying this. Could you add green food coloring and do the same thing to make them Christmas trees? Maybe add red dots for ornaments.

  6. They sort of look like little Christmas trees too. I wonder if some green food coloring could be added & these could be made for Christmas also?

  7. Do you think these wild work with meringue powder instead of egg whites? Don’t like waste half the egg!

  8. Meringues have always been one of my favorite cookies. This is such a cute idea for Halloween! I might have to make some this week–they look so good!