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Made with 2 simple ingredients, these adorable Cotton Candy Ghosts are so simple and fun! Perfect for a very quick treat, this Halloween ghost recipe is ready in just 5 minutes.

Cotton Candy Ghosts on a baking tray.

👻 Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy: All you have to do is shape the cotton candy floss into a ghost shape, add a dab of water to the back of the candy eyes and stick ’em on. So easy!
  • Quick: This batch was ready in 5 minutes.
  • Sugar-free and keto-friendly: These Halloween ghost treats have only 2g net carbs each because they are so light. Use sugar-free alternatives to make these spooky treats even more keto-friendly. I’ll list some ideas below!
  • Kids can make them too! This is a simple one to make with kids.

🗝️ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Cotton candy: I.e. candy floss if you’re in the UK. Ideally white candy floss, but if you like pink, blue, or yellow ghosts, use whatever color you like. If you’re on a keto diet, try sugar-free cotton candy so you can have a few. Sweet Dough Things is great if you’re in the UK, and try Mitten Gourmet if you’re in the USA.
  • Candy eyes: You can buy candy eyes at most large supermarkets, especially around Halloween. As they’re so small, they’re already keto-friendly. If you fancy making your own, try this recipe. You can even use your favorite powdered sugar alternative like erythritol.

🥣 How to make Cotton Candy Floss Ghosts

1. With clean, dry hands, take a pinch of cotton candy. Look at the shape and turn it gently to where you think the head should be.

2. Smooth the edges to form the ghost shape. I just smooth the top of the head and leave the bottom a little ragged. 

3. Make all of the ghost shapes before adding the eyes. 

4. Add candy eyes by placing a teeny tiny amount of water on the back of the eye and sticking it on the ghost.

5. Serve immediately!

Close up of a Cotton Candy Ghost on a baking tray.

🫙 Storage Instructions

These cotton candy ghosts won’t last long, especially in humid climates. You can try to store them in an airtight container, but in my experience, they cling to any moisture and start to dissolve after about an hour. I do live in a very humid climate so it may work better where you are.

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

  1. Keep everything dry: As much as possible, keep your hands dry, and whatever you’re placing the cotton candy on needs to be bone dry before you make this easy Halloween recipe.
  2. Make and eat: These ghosts should be made right before serving or they may magically dissolve into thin air (thanks to the moisture in the air)! It’s best to serve these straight away.

🍽️ What Can I Serve With Cotton Candy Ghosts?

I made these adorable cotton candy ghosts for my Halloween Dirt Pudding, as a little graveyard decoration. The dirt pudding itself is delicious. I highly recommend it!

Cotton Candy Ghosts on a baking tray.

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Cotton Candy Ghosts on a baking tray.

Cotton Candy Ghosts Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Made with 2 simple ingredients, these adorable Cotton Candy Ghosts are so simple and fun! Perfect for a very quick treat, this Halloween ghost recipe is ready in just 5 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 ghosts
Calories 7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 g 0.7oz cotton candy (candy floss if you’re in the UK)
  • 24 candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • With clean, dry hands, take a pinch of cotton candy. Look at the shape and turn it gently to where you think the head should be.
  • Smooth the edges to form the ghost shape and place it on a clean, dry baking tray or plate. I just smooth the top of the head and leave the bottom a little ragged. 
    Smoothing a cotton candy ghost shape.
  • Make all of the ghost shapes before adding the eyes. 
  • Add candy eyes by placing a teeny tiny amount of water on the back of the eye and sticking it on the ghost.
    adding a bit of water with a paintbrush to the back of a candy eye.
  • Serve immediately!

Notes

  1. Keep everything dry: As much as possible, keep your hands dry, and whatever you’re placing the cotton candy on needs to be bone dry before you make this easy Halloween ghost recipe.
  2. Make and eat: These ghosts should be made right before serving or they may magically dissolve into thin air (thanks to the moisture in the air)! It’s best to serve these straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 2gSugar: 2g
Keyword cotton candy, easy halloween dinner, fall, harry potter, sugar free
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