These Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies are super easy and so much fun! It's a great kitchen activity to do with the kids for Halloween, and these little ghosts are the perfect Halloween treats at any party!
This post was originally published on September 21, 2020. It was updated September 11, 2022 with new photos, cooking video, and additional helpful tips to make this recipe.
When I came up with this recipe, I was actually lying in bed trying to think of fun, simple Halloween treats I could make with my own kids this year. The shape of Nutter Butter cookies flashed in my mind and I knew they would make cute little Nutter Butter ghosts!
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
I have two teenagers who are not so much into elaborate costumes and arts & crafts anymore. They are, however, always up for celebrating any holiday with special yummy treats! And these cookies are great to make as a family.
They're also done under 30 minutes and use only 3 ingredients. That means less clean up so you can enjoying these cookies more quickly!
Plus, they go great with Halloween Pinwheel Cookies and Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats, which are just as easy and fun to make!
🎃 Ingredient notes
You just need THREE ingredients to make these fun Halloween ghost cookies:
Nutter Butter cookies - the shape of these cookies are perfect for mimicking ghosts.
White chocolate baking bars - you'll melt these to give the cookies a white outer ghost-y appearance!
Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips - these mini chips make for ideal eyes for you little ghost cookies.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
- Start by slicing about ⅓ off the end of each Nutter Butter cookie. See the pic above of the sliced cookies. So it will look like ghosts!
2. Discard the chopped-off cookie pieces by devouring them. No sense wasting good cookies!
Melt white chocolate either on the stovetop over a double boiler. Or, in the microwave. I prefer to melt chocolate for small treats like this in the microwave. Start at 30 seconds, mix together, then continue to melt in 30 second increments and mix until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
3. Dip each cookie into the chocolate. Place onto parchment paper to cool.
4. Place two mini chocolate chips for eyes, or three mini chocolate chips for eyes and a ghost mouth, on each cookie.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
These Halloween cookies are best eaten within 1 to 2 days. Store them in an airtight container either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. If stored at room temperature, the cookies will start to soften after a couple of days when left at room temperature.
If you want to make the Nutter Butter ghosts ahead of time, you can freeze them. Place them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
🥣 Kitchen tools and equipment
To make these frightfully fun Halloween treats, you only need a few kitchen tools.
Cutting board and knife - to cut the cookies into ghost shapes.
Microwaveable bowl and whisk - to melt and whisk the white chocolate
Parchment paper - you can place this directly on your counter, or onto a baking sheet to let the cookies set.
👻 More Halloween recipes + crafts
If you've got kids at home, check out these fun Halloween recipes and activities:
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Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies
- 15-20 Nutter Butter cookies
- 8 ounces white chocolate, melted
- mini chocolate chips
- Prepare a large plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Slice off the bottom ⅓ of each Nutter Butter Cookie.
- Dip each cookie into the melted white chocolate. Set each coated cookie onto parchment paper. Place mini chocolate chips onto each cookie: use two to create eyes, or three to create eyes and a ghost mouth.
- Allow to cool either on your countertop or in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.
Such a fun and quick Halloween treat!!
My sons birthday is Halloween and I was just looking at treats for it, think I'm going to have to add these to the list!
I love doing recipes the kids can help me with. This one is PERFECT!
Farah Maizar says
Omg so cute and so easy! I will definitely try these out for Halloween, they are adorable! Thank you for the idea
This is an amazing recipe and fun to make! My kids think that these cookies are so cute.