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Nutter Butter Ghosts Are The Perfect Halloween Treat

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4.86 from 7 votes
Total Time : 10 mins
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Last Updated on October 13, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These Nutter Butter Ghosts are super easy to make. They’re the perfect Halloween treat to surprise your kids with or to make a big impression at the classroom Halloween party.

nutter butter decorated with white frosting and mini chocolate chips to look like a ghost on an orange and white polka dot background next to a candy pumpkin and candy corn with title text reading Nutter Butter Ghosts

Why I Love This Recipe

I’ve definitely pulled my share of showing up at the class Halloween party with some store-bought cupcakes with spider rings pressed into the frosting. I usually feel pretty good about my choice too, proud of all the time I saved knowing the kids won’t mind because they love frosting and spider rings!

Then I walk into class and see almost every other mom has brought the same cupcakes. Okay, zero points for creativity and now I’m going home with half of the cupcakes I don’t really want in my house because there are way too many at the party.

And then there’s THAT mom. You know, the one who must have been mentored by Martha Stewart herself. She’s brought in an entire haunted village full of ghosts, monsters, and spiders handmade from a variety of ordinary snacks and treats.

I’m not going to bash Martha Jr. I think it’s awesome that some moms have the time, energy and creativity to do wonderful things like that. I don’t, but she does inspire me to up my game a notch to at least stand out from the cupcake crew.

That was my inspiration for finding easy ways to transform store-bought snacks into cute ghost cookies. They don’t take long to create, the kids love helping, and they’re almost always one-of-a-kind at the class party.

nutter butters decorated with white frosting and mini chocolate chips to look like ghosts on an orange and white polka dot background next to candy pumpkin and candy corn


One of the best things about these cookies is that you only need three simple ingredients to make them!

  • Nutter Butter cookies: You can choose the generic or store brand if you prefer, but make sure they are the peanut shape since that’s what makes them work well as ghosts
  • White candy melts: Either Wilton white candy melts or white almond bark will work
  • Mini chocolate chips: These will be the ghosts eyes. You can also use mini candy eyes if you prefer.

How to Make Nutter Butter Halloween Ghost Cookies

These easy Halloween dessert is very simple to prepare. Just follow these instructions.

Step 1: Melt white chocolate

Melt white chocolate wafers or vanilla almond bark in a small bowl in the microwave according to package instructions. Do NOT overheat or the coating will be too thick and end up clumping.

Step 2: Coat cookies

Dip each Nutter Butter cookie into the white candy coating. Tap to remove any excess chocolate.

Alternately, you can use a spoon or fork to drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Otherwise, the ghosts end up with little points at the top of their heads.

a glass bowl of frosting, a package of nutter butters, three nutter butters, a nutter butter decorated with white frosting, a fork with frosting on it, all on a brown kitchen counter

Step 3: Add eyes

Before the white chocolate sets, push two miniature chocolate chips in for the eyes. If you have them, you can use mini candy eyeballs instead.

a package of nutter butters, three nutter butters, a nutter butter decorated with white frosting and mini chocolate chips to look like a ghost, more mini chocolate chips, all on a brown kitchen counter

Set on wax paper or parchment paper to let the coating cool and harden.

How to store

Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Don’t put them in the refrigerator. Nutter Butters tend to absorb moisture and will get soft if you store them in the fridge.

What do I do if the candy melts become thick?

Microwave the candy melts again and stir until you get the thin consistency that you need to dip the cookies. If it’s very thick, add a little vegetable oil.

These Nutter Butter ghosts are so easy to make, it almost seems silly to add the recipe card. But, I’m a creature of habit so here it is anyway!

Nutter Butter Ghosts

Corinne Schmitt
An easy and adorable Halloween snack.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Nutter Butter Cookies
  • White chocolate melts or vanilla almond bark
  • Mini chocolate chip morsels or mini candy eyeballs


  • Melt the candy coating according to package directions being careful not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. If you accidentally overheat, add a small bit of shortening to help thin the candy. Do not add any other type of liquid though because it will cause the chocolate to seize and harden.
  • Using a spoon or fork, drizzle chocolate over half of each cookie. Tap the cookie with your finger or a clean utensil to help the candy coating move into a smooth, ghostly shape.
  • Insert two mini chocolate chip morsels (or mini candy eyeballs) for eyes.
  • Place each cookie on wax paper to set. Allow chocolate to cool completely before storing or serving.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies can soften if stored in the refrigerator.
Keyword Halloween snacks, nutter butter, nutter butter ghosts
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Have leftover Nutter Butters? Make up a batch of Nutter Butter acorns!

nutter butters cut in half and decorated with frosting, sprinkles and a pretzel to look like acorns on a white wood table with fake leaves in the background

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