Merengue Ghosts for Halloween

Merengue ghosts for halloween
  • Prep Time
  • Total Time
    45min + 1 hour

Halloween is slowly getting nearer and it’s time to make all the fun, spooky and delicious Halloween treats yet again. These merengue ghosts are cute and they are quick and easy to make with only 3 ingredients! It really doesn’t get much better (or easier) than this!

Merengue ghosts for halloween
Cute and easy merengue ghosts for Halloween

How to make merengue ghosts for Halloween?

You have to start with a simple merengue like the one I use for merengue kisses too. It is basically egg whites and sugar mixed together correctly to a thick and glossy merengue. After baking they will become sweet and crunchy bite-sized treats. These merengue ghosts are great on their own or they can be used as cake or cupcake decoration too.

Fill the piping bag fitting with a piping nozzle (I used a piping tip with a 6mm hole) with the white merengue. Then start piping the ghosts onto the baking sheet (I always use the Oddy Brand) by adding swirls on top of each other. In a separate bowl, mix a little black food colour into a spoonful of the merengue to make the eyes (and mouth if you want).

See the full step-by-step guide below the ingredients.

Merengue ghosts for halloween
I used the remaining black merengue to pipe out a few merengue spiders.

My top tips for making merengue ghosts:

  • Beat the egg whites until stiff
  • Add the exact amount of sugar needed. I always weigh the egg whites and double the sugar. So if the egg whites weigh 60grams, then use 120grams of caster sugar.
  • Add the sugar very slowly, one tablespoon at a time. Make sure it’s fully incorporated before adding the next spoon.
  • If possible, don’t make merengue when it’s raining outside or is extra humid.
  • Make sure the sugar is fine. If too coarse, blend it in the mixer before using it.
  • Bake in the oven at a low temperature for longer time
  • When baked, turn off the oven but leave the merengue inside while it cools.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Merengue ghosts for halloween
Merengue Ghosts for Halloween

Find lots of other Halloween inspiration on this page:

Merengue ghosts for Halloween
You can also use the merengue ghosts to decorate a cute Halloween cake

Please note that I have written 2 egg whites and 100 grams of caster sugar. Please adjust according to your egg white size = double the sugar according to the weight of the egg whites.



    Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Separate the egg yolk from the egg whites. Weigh the egg whites. Make sure your bowl is clean and grease-free.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Measure out the caster sugar. It should be double of the egg whites. If the sugar is very coarse, make it finer with a quick whizz in the blender. Heat up the sugar in the microwave on defrost setting for 2 minutes. This will make it easier for the sugar to melt into the eggs.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Mix the egg whites until they become stiff

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Add the sugar slowly -one tablespoon at a time.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    A thick merengue will form.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Add the merengue to a piping bag. I have used a 6mm piping tip. I use a tall glass to fill the piping bag to make it easier to handle

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Pipe the ghosts onto the baking sheet by slowly adding swirls on top of each other

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    You can make them any size you want. Mine are about 5-8cm tall

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Take a little merengue and add some black colour to it. Fill it in a piping bag and cut a tiny corner off the tip.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Add eyes (and a mouth if you want) to the ghosts

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    I used the remaining black merengue to pipe out some quick spiders.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 min.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    After 45min the merengue will be cooked and you can remove it off the baking sheet without problems. Turn off the oven but leave the merengue in the oven to cool.

    Merengue ghosts for halloween

    Pack the ghosts merengues in an airtight tupperware and store 1-2 weeks (it depends on how often you open the jar and the humidity). Have fun and Happy Halloween.

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