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RECIPE: Super-cute ghost lollipops for Halloween

Australia’s Queen of Chocolate, Kirsten Tibballs, has outdone herself this Halloween with an array of enchanting treats that are visually captivating and irresistibly scrumptious. Our favourite has to be these super-cute ghost lollipops – perfect for a spooktacular Halloween treat for the kids.

If you want to take your chocolate creations to the next level, Kirsten launches her newest cookbook, Chocolate All Day, available in bookstores from the 31st of October. Chocolate All Day invites you to indulge friends and family with choc-focused treats for any time of the day. Recipes include tips on how to ‘fix it’ when there’s a problem, ways to take the bake to the next level, and Kirsten’s trademark skill-building advice so you, too, can master chocolate.


Ghost Lollipops Recipe for Halloween

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Ghost Lollipops for Halloween

Makes: approximately 30 truffles


Plastic Chocolate

  • 500g Callebaut W2 white chocolate, melted
  • 100g Callebaut cocoa butter, melted
  • 150g glucose
  • 20g white oil soluble colour (titanium dioxide)
  • 50g water
  • Callebaut white chocolate truffle shells

Place the chocolate, cocoa butter, glucose and white colour in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture reaches an even consistency. Add the water and emulsify again. Pour the mixture onto a tray lined with plastic wrap and cover with a second sheet of plastic wrap. Allow the mixture to crystallise at 16˚C for 24 hours.

To use the plastic chocolate, knead it with your hand to get an even consistency and softness. Store the plastic chocolate at room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.


Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache

  • 87g Bulla Pure Cream
  • 20g Honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 150g Callebaut 823 Milk Couverture
  • 300g Callebaut white chocolate W2, for dipping

Place the cream and honey in a saucepan, add in the vanilla bean paste and bring to a boil. Place the milk couverture in a bowl and pour the boiling cream over it. Whisk by hand until all the chocolate is melted and combined with the cream to create a ganache. Cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the ganache. Leave at room temperature until it cools. Transfer the prepared ganache into a piping bag and pipe it into each of the truffle shells, filling to the top.

Temper the white chocolate and add in the titanium dioxide, mixing together until fully incorporated. Transfer some of the chocolate to a paper piping cone and pipe a small amount of the chocolate on top to seal the truffle shells. Stick the lollipop sticks into the base of the truffles immediately before the chocolate sets. Once the chocolate sets, dip each truffle shell into the tempered white chocolate and place onto a lollipop stand or stick into a polystyrene base.


Ghost Eyes and Mouth

  • 50g Callebaut 2815 Dark Couverture

Temper the dark chocolate and transfer to a paper piping cone. Pipe a small amount of the chocolate in the shape of eyes and a mouth onto a piece of baking paper or a guitar sheet on top of a baking tray. Allow to cool.


  • QS cornflour or corn starch, for dusting
  • 50g Callebaut W2 White Chocolate

Lightly dust the top of the bench with cornflour. Roll out the plastic chocolate to a round shape 10-13cm and 2-3mm thickness. Temper the white chocolate and transfer some to a paper piping cone. Pipe a small amount of the chocolate on top of the truffle shells to ensure the plastic chocolate sticks to the shell.

Cover the outside of the truffle shell with the plastic chocolate and create the desired ghost shape by immediately curving it with your hand. Finally, stick the eyes and the mouth onto the body of the ghost, securing it with the tempered chocolate. Leave the plastic chocolate until it sets completely.


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