Spooky Ghost Hot Chocolate – Halloween Drink Ideas

Happy Ghoul-a-ween!

These ghosts are haunting my hot chocolate mugs and they can easily haunt yours too!

Last year I shared this recipe at Katherine’s Corner as a guest post, but I thought many of you may have missed it so I decided to repost it here.

Ghost Hot Chocolate - Halloween Drink Party Ideas

Get the printable recipe here


4 large egg whites

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

candy eyes


Electric Mixer

Piping Bag and Piping Tip (I used Ateco tip #806)

Silpat or parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 200F.  Line a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl preferably with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla on medium speed just until frothy.
  3. Next, gradually add your sugar while the mixer is mixing, little bits at a time until the sugar is all gone.  Now increase the mixer speed to medium-high.  Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.  This takes around ~6-8 minutes.  
  4. Now, fill your piping bag with a spoon.  Next, pipe swirls of meringue onto your baking sheet. To pipe, just place your tip perpendicular to the baking sheet and gently squeeze, lifting the bag up slowly to create layers.  Then at the end, do a little swirl to give the ghost a cone top! Next, add two candy eyes to each ghost. There is no “perfect” ghost, they are supposed to be spooky and uneven!
  5. Ghost Hot Chocolate - Halloween Drink Party Ideas

    Ghost Hot Chocolate - Halloween Drink Party Ideas

  6. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until the meringues and dry and feel hard to the touch.  Turn off the oven and allow to continue to dry in the oven.  Once cool, you may enjoy!
  7. Fill your mug with hot chocolate and simply place on top!

The ghosts will keep at room temperature for up to 3 days!  Perfect to make ahead of time! 

I confess, I had them up as decor way longer than 3 days.  I did not eat them, but I had tucked them into my Halloween village and used them as decorations.  I would not advise eating them if you keep them out that long, but they do make cute decorations if you have extra!

I had so much fun with these, maybe I’ll make some more again this year…

Ghost Hot Chocolate - Halloween Drink Party Ideas

Children, both big and small are sure to love these treats!

Check out my other Halloween Treats (no tricks involved) 

Chocolate Cat Hazelnut Macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

I have added some Halloween Favorites to my Curated Shop, check it out!

Where I Party 




  1. October 18, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Oh those ghosts are so cute! I will have to try making them. Thanks so much for featuring my fall table on Thursday. I’ll be back then….Christine

  2. October 18, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Your post is refreshing in blog land as I tune out October and all of the gross spiders, skeletons, etc. I could skip it all, if I were eating some of your macarons!!!

  3. October 18, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    These are so cute that I can hardly stand it! And your mug, and that checkered tray. Wonderful! I'm trying these for sure, and also looking up the recipe for those darling cat cookies. Pinning everything!

  4. October 19, 2017 / 2:32 am

    Oh these are charming! Love the kitty and pumpkin meringues too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!