It’s not Halloween around Sugar & Cloth until we’ve topped a dessert with another dessert, then topped that with another dessert, am I right?!
That’s basically all we’re doing here with these DIY ghost macarons for an easy Halloween dessert idea, and I’m not mad about it! Plus they’re perfectly spooky and cute.
I also cheated and used a few key ingredients so that recreating these is EXTRA easy to do. That way you still have time to squeeze them in for your Halloween party even if you still have an entire costume to make!
First things first, note that you can recreate the concept of these melting ghosts to top just about any dessert of your choice with! Not everyone is a macaron fan and that’s totally okay.
You could easily apply this same DIY Halloween idea to cupcakes, cakes, sugar cookies, you name it! I just so happen to have a macaron addiction (as evidenced here), so I thought they looked cute this way!
Now for the how-to…
Easy Halloween Dessert Idea | DIY Ghost Macarons
Chocolate macarons (mine are boxed from Trader Joe’s)
Marshmallow ghost peeps
For a quick and easy DIY idea, you can use Trader Joe’s macaron packs (find them in the freezer section, seriously so good and so cheap!) for these ghosts. That way you can literally make dozens of these for under $20!
Your kids will love them, and your adult friends will think they’re totally luxe…
To make sure that the ghosts aren’t too top-heavy to where they fall off of the macarons, use a sharp knife to cut them in half.
Next smear a little dollop of marshmallow fluff onto the top of that macaron. The marshmallow fluff will slowly spread over the edge on it’s own.
If you add too much of it then the ghost peeps will slide right off, so there’s definitely a happy medium situation with these.
Once you’ve prepped your ghosts by cutting them in half and applying the marshmallow fluff, stick the ghost peep on top and lightly torch the edges to look toasted.
Again, if they start to slide too much, use less of the marshmallow fluff.
In case you’re not a marshmallow fluff fan, you can easily skip the extra dollop if you’d like. Just be sure to really get the bottom of your peep nice and gooey with the handheld torch before sticking the bottom to the top of macarons.
Be sure to serve them quickly if you prefer the gooey style or let them cool in the fridge completely to save for a party that week.
How To Store Dessert Ghost Macarons
To keep your Halloween dessert tasting extra yummy, be sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
They’re delicious served chilled or at room temperature, it’s totally up to you!
What do you think?! A simple Halloween dessert idea but totally effective, right?! Thinking I’m going to make some similar versions for Christmas macs, too!
How Long Will the Halloween Macarons Last?
If stored correctly in an airtight container in the fridge, your ghost macarons will last about a week. This gives you plenty of time to make them in advance of your party!
Easy Halloween Ideas to Recreate
In case you’re looking for other easy Halloween ideas, you can find some of my favorites from the Sugar & Cloth archives right here!