Scary Skulls

These pears coated with white chocolate resemble skulls. Simply add the candy faces.

Scary Skulls
Yield: 5 pears Prep 30 mins Stand 30 mins


  • 5 medium pears
  • 5 wooden craft sticks
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 5 3-inch squares plastic-foam blocks or florist foam
  • Assorted small black candies
  • Green jelly beans

Make It

1. Wash and dry pears; remove stems. Insert a wooden stick into the stem end of each pear.

2. In a heavy medium saucepan heat and stir white chocolate over low heat until melted. Hold pears over saucepan using sticks. Spoon melted chocolate evenly over pears, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Insert the stick of each pear into a foam block.

3. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.

4. Decorate pears with candies to resemble skulls, attaching candies with remaining white chocolate (remelting if necessary). Place foam blocks in decorative dishes and top with green jelly beans. Makes 5 pears