Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

Spruce up store bought Nutter Butter cookies for Halloween! These Halloween Ghost Cookies are so frightfully easy to make with only three ingredients! They will be a hit with goblins of all ages!

Store-bought Nutter Butter Cookies dipped in white chocolate, made to look like ghosts laying on a plate

Three ingredient easy Halloween Ghost Cookies are such a cute and festive treat that your kids are going to love! The best part – they are easy enough for the kids to make own their own! They are perfect for the kids to make and show off at a class party or Halloween event. Or you could simply keep them all to yourselves as a special afterschool snack.

What are Nutter Butter Cookies?

Nutter Butter cookies are a popular sandwich cookie. They have a distinctive peanut shape and are made with a peanut-flavored cookie dough. The cookies are usually crisp and crunchy, and they are filled with a sweet peanut butter-flavored cream.

How to Make Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

If you want to use a homemade cookie recipe, try these homemade nut butter cookies as a replacement! Just shape them into large peanuts before baking, so you can still turn them into ghosts!

Halloween Ghost Cookies created with Nutter Butters dipped in white chocolate with black frosting eyes and mouth

Ingredients Needed:

ingredients laid out on a plate
  • White Chocolate– You can use regular white chocolate chips or white candy melts.
  • Nutter Butter Cookies– These storebought peanut butter cookies can be found at most grocery stores.
  • Black Cookie Frosting– I like the Betty Crocker brand which comes in a pouch with a fine tip.
nutter butter cookie dipped in white chocolate

How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave

  1. Place the desired amount of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. It’s best to use a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. Microwave the chocolate chips on medium power (50% power) for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove the bowl from the microwave and give the chocolate chips a stir with a dry spatula or spoon. This helps to distribute the heat evenly and prevents overheating.
  4. Return the bowl to the microwave and continue microwaving on medium power for another 30 seconds.
  5. Again, take the bowl out and stir the chocolate chips. Repeat this process of microwaving in 30-second intervals and stirring until the chocolate chips are almost completely melted.
  6. At this point, reduce the microwave time to 15-second intervals and continue stirring until the chocolate chips are fully melted. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate, as it can become grainy or burn.
  7. Once the chocolate chips are completely melted, they are ready to be used for dipping, drizzling, or any other application in your recipe.

Tips For Melting Chocolate

  • Use a microwave-safe bowl to prevent the bowl from getting too hot.
  • Be cautious not to get any water or moisture into the chocolate, as it can cause the chocolate to seize or become lumpy.
  • Stirring the chocolate at each interval helps distribute the heat and ensures even melting.

How to Make Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

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Halloween Ghost Cookies on a plate

Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x


Spruce up store-bought cookies for Halloween! With only three ingredients, these Nutter Butter ghost cookies are frightfully easy to make! They will be a hit with goblins of all ages!


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 10 Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 small tube black frosting or chocolate chips


  1. Melt the white chocolate chips, either in the microwave or a double boiler.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, carefully dip the top 3/4s of the Nutter Butter in the chocolate
  3. Lay the dipped cookies on a cooling rack to drip and then move to a sheet of parchment paper to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, snip off the top of the black frosting pouch so the opening is very small. Use the frosting to make eyes and a mouth on the cookies. You can also use a toothpick to dot on the frosting as desired. Or you can use mini chocolate chips to make eyes and a large chocolate chip to make a mouth.
  5. Allow to set and then serve!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

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