(Makes 12 ghosts)
2 cups (12-ounce package) NestlÈ Toll House Premier White Morsels
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
12 lollipop sticks (found in craft stores)
Assorted candies for decorating
LINE baking sheets with wax paper.
PLACE morsels and shortening in large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute 30 seconds; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted; cool slightly.
PLACE lollipop sticks on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 6 inches apart.
SPOON melted morsel mixture halfway over lollipop sticks into ghostly shapes. Decorate with candies. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the NestlÈ Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.
Fact BoxHave a Frightfully Fun Halloween
Make no bones about it - Halloween is a great time to scare up some fun!
* Play ring around a pumpkin. Paint point values on pumpkins - 5, 10, 15, and 25 - and arrange the pumpkins with the highest point value farthest away. Players stand at a starting line and try to toss a hula hoop around a pumpkin. Each person gets three tries, and high score wins.
* Don't forget the goodie bags. Use markers, paint and crayons to decorate goodie bags for handing out. Wrap up Boo-ti-ful Ghosts in pretty cellophane paper and ribbons and hand them out to guests and trick-or-treaters.
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