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Ghostie Toasties How-To

Ghostie Toasties
Blogger Heather Thoming serves up a spooky dinner before her trick-or-treaters head out the door! MORE+ LESS-
By Heather Thoming

Can you feel it? Things are getting a little spooky . . . 

It’s time to get ready for your trick-or-treaters. No, not just the ones coming to your door. Those cute ones that you’ll be sending out the door, too. Why not start a fun tradition of serving a spooky Halloween dinner before the sweet-fest? 

This doesn’t mean days of prep, and an afternoon in the kitchen. This simple recipe for Ghostie Toasties will get you in and out of the kitchen in less than 30 minutes. Not to mention the fact that your little ghouls and goblins will love it!

To make this little treat, first you need to preheat your oven to 375°F. Then on a clean, lightly floured surface, unroll Pillsbury® Crescents Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet. Now, you have two options here. I found a cute ghost cookie cutter that works great for not only cookies but for individual pizzas as well.

Ghost cookie cutter on a floured cutting board

That’s what I used for my little ghosts. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can create a template out of card stock paper by either free-handing a ghost, or you can print a template from the internet to use as your guide. I managed to get 6-7 ghosts out of my dough sheet with some left over. I used the leftovers to cut out a little spider to hang on the side of my dipping bowl as well. 

Once you have your ghosts cut, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, pour roughly 2 tablespoons of garlic-infused olive oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the oil on the ghosts. 

Next, carefully add shredded mozzarella cheese to the ghosts. I say carefully because if you have a bunch of cheese hanging off the side of the ghost, you will lose the form of the ghost and it will turn into a blob.

Ghost shaped dough covered in shredded cheese with olive eyes

Now it’s time to cut the ghosts’ eyes. I used large black olives to create the eyes. They look so cute! I cut the olive in half and then gently pressed the halves down creating a somewhat flat surface. Again, you have two ways to cut out the eyes. You can use a small knife and free-hand your eyes, or you can use the tip of a round frosting decorator-tip to cut out perfect little circles.

Black olives on a cutting board with a cake decorating tip

Place your olives onto the ghosts and then put the baking sheet into the oven. Bake for 11-15 minutes or until the ghosts have started to turn light brown. 

Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Place onto a serving platter with a bowl full of warm marinara dipping sauce, then watch your witches and warlocks squeal with delight!

Ghostie Toasties