Spooky Meringue Ghosts For Kids

People will be drawn to these treats because of their unique look, but will go back for seconds because they’re irresistibly sweet and gooey!

Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
2 hours


  • 4 large egg whites (1/2 cup/125 mL)
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) salt
  • ⅔ cup ( 170 mL ) granulated sugar
  • Gel icing or melted chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (160°C). Position the oven racks to the top and bottom third. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a large glass or metal bowl. Beat, with an electric mixer on high, until egg whites hold a soft peak. Gradually add sugar, while still beating, until egg whites hold a stiff, shiny peak.
  3. Transfer the stiff egg whites to re-sealable plastic bag and snip off one corner. Pipe ghosts and other spooky characters on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, for 60 minutes or until ghosts are only slightly tacky. Turn off oven and leave the trays inside to cool for 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Carefully remove from parchment. Decorate with gel icing or melted chocolate.


Trace a ghost stencil on the parchment paper and then flip it over on the baking sheet, so there is a guide to when piping, but the lead doesn’t come in contact with the egg whites.