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Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

These Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies will haunt your tastebuds with delight. They are easy to make and require just 4 ingredients making them the perfect Halloween party food.

nutter butter ghost cookies laid out on a white background

When it comes to Halloween, I tend to go all out.

I love making all sorts of fun Halloween recipes and if you’ve been a reader for some time, you’ve likely seen that I will make everything from these adorable ghost cookies to eyeball jello shots to a Halloween cookie cake.

So, whether you are looking for an easy Halloween dessert to make with the kids or a classroom Halloween party treat (ensure there are no peanut allergies first), these nutter butter ghosts will be a huge hit!

Looking for more ghost recipes for Halloween? Check out our Ghost Cookies and Ghost Air Fryer Brownies.

nutter butter ghost cookies on a white plate with halloween decor

Frequently Asked Questions:

I can’t find candy melts, what else can I use?
If you can’t find the white candy melts or don’t like the taste of them, you can use white almond bark instead. You can also use white chocolate chips or any white candy coating will do.

I have a peanut allergy, what can I use in place of the Nutter Butter Cookies?
If you or someone you know has a peanut allergy but you still want to make these fun treats, you can use Milano cookies instead. The shape will be a little different but they will still end up just as cute.

How do I store these?
Store any leftover ghost cookies in a sealed container (can be a ziplock bag) away from any moisture or heat. Store at room temperature or in the fridge until ready to eat. If they are exposed to moisture or heat, the chocolate will melt. These can be stored for up to 5 days. You can freeze these cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  Unwrap and thaw on the counter in a dry place.

hand holding nutter butter ghost cookie

Ingredients Needed to Make Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

nutter butter ghost cookies ingredients on white table

How to Make Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

Line a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper. This gives you a place to put the dipped cookies allowing them to harden before consuming.

In a small microwaveable bowl (microwave safe dish), melt the white candy melts in the microwave.  Melt in 30 second intervals at 50% power.  Stir between each interval. This will take 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the candy melts.

white melting chocolate in microwave safe bowl

Dip each Nutter Butter into the white candy covering approximately 70-75% of the cookie.  This will leave the bottom of the cookie exposed. Let the excess chocolate drip off, and tap the cookie lightly on the side of the bowl if it’s stubborn.

nutter butter cookie being dipped into melted white chocolate to make a ghost cookie

While the candy melts are still wet, press 2 candy eyeballs and 1 chocolate chip mouth into the white candy to make the ghost face.

nutter butter ghost cookies on white table

Place the dipped cookie onto the cookie sheets and let set for 5-10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

nutter butter ghost cookies on halloween decorated table

Reasons Why We Love This Recipe:

  • It is inexpensive to make (less than $20!)
  • It is easy to make with simple ingredients
  • They are easy Halloween cookies (no bake)
  • Easy Halloween treats to make with kids
Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

Yield: 12 Ghost Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

How to make the cutest Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies for Halloween using just 4 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • 12 mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper. This gives you a place to put the dipped cookies allowing them to harden before consuming.
  2. In a small microwaveable bowl (microwave safe dish), melt the white candy melts in the microwave.  Melt in 30 second intervals at 50% power.  Stir between each interval. This will take 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the candy melts.
  3. Dip each Nutter Butter into the white candy covering approximately 70-75% of the cookie.  This will leave the bottom of the cookie exposed. Let the excess chocolate drip off, and tap the cookie lightly on the side of the bowl if it's stubborn.
  4. While the candy melts are still wet, press 2 candy eyeballs and 1 chocolate chip mouth into the white candy to make the ghost face.
  5. Place the dipped cookie onto the cookie sheets and let set for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1085Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 160gFiber: 10gSugar: 119gProtein: 9g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/

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