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Ghastly Pear Ghosts

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + standing

Makes

9 servings

These treats are a fun alternative to traditional caramel apples. Wrap them up and give as gifts at your Halloween party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 9 medium ripe Bosc pears
  • 9 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds white candy coating disks
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup orange candy coating disks

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry pears; insert a Popsicle stick into the top of each.
  2. In a microwave, melt caramels and water; stir until smooth. Dip each pear into caramel mixture; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
  3. Melt white candy coating and 2 tablespoons shortening at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip pears into coating; allow excess to drip off. Return to pan; let stand until set.
  4. In the same microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Repeat with orange candy coating and 1 teaspoon shortening. Decorate ghost faces; let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 1116 calories, 47g fat (35g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 175g carbohydrate (154g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.

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