Ghost Poop





Introduction: Ghost Poop

It was a dark and stormy Halloween night.  The house was creaking and the chandeliers gently swayed in the draft.  An unworldly sensation brushed past my arm as I heard a haunted chuckle.  I turned to see where the sound might have come from and spotted a small, eerily glowing mass in the shadows. I turned my flashlight on it to discover several small mounds that could only reveal the recent passing of a ghost.  Just to be sure, I popped one in my mouth.  It was delicious.  The ghost had eaten well that day.

Discover the magical powers of ghost poop!  Serve your own delicious mounds of ghost poop at your next Halloween party and dare your guests to stop at just one!

Step 1:

  • 1 envelope (2-3/4 tsp) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


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Step 2:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/3 cup cold water to soften.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve granulated sugar in 1/4 cup water, stirring.
  3. Brush inside edges of pan with water to remove sugar crystals and boil until the temperature reaches the soft-ball stage (238 degrees F) on a candy thermometer - do not stir, or you will create large sugar crystals.
  4. Slowly drizzle mixture in to bowl of gelatin and whisk on medium speed for 3 min.
  5. Increase speed to high and whisk until soft peaks form, 8 to 10 min.

Step 3:

Transfer ghost poop goo to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip or a plastic baggie and snip off the end.
Pipe into mounds on silicone sheet or parchment.

If left out, poop will become crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
If kept in a sealed container, ghost poop will remain soft and gooey throughout.

How do you prefer your poop?



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    52 Discussions

    One packet of gelatin was not 2 3/4 teaspoons, so I measured out enough from a second packet and added it to the water. By the time the sugar was ready, the gelatin had turned into a lump of rubber, and when I tried to mix it, it broke my mixer when it went through the blades.

    Just the title made me laugh. Thanks.

    This is awesome. Very funny story.

    I have done these over the years. Forgotten cookies.

    For smooth white poop, leave out the nuts and chocolate. They are great just like that, but for heavenly taste, use pecans and chocolate chips. They are called "forgotten" because you can throw them in the oven, turn it off, and leave them overnight. For a party in a couple of hours, follow the directions.

    They're magically delicious! Great idea!


    My brother threw one in the fire ... very entertaining results

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    I bet these would be lovely dipped into tempered dark chocolate. (There's just something about dark chocolate that makes marshmallow taste, I dunno, buttery, even when there's no butter in the recipe... 'scuse me a sec, I need to wipe up the drool. XD)

    Well now, perhaps I will... but don't hold your breath for that instructable!

    I've been whisking for over 16 minutes and no white peaks yet. Could the problem be a natural gelatin substitute from Natural Desserts? Knox was discontinued and not on the shelf at my store. Other than that, followed recipe to a T.

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    I'm not sure! I would say give it a try with what you've got and see if they set up properly with time.

    No luck with that batch. It tasted good, but did not retain the bubbles. I'll try again when I get ahold of some gelatin.

    They will, if you use some tonic water in the recipe. The quinine will glow a nice blue under UV light. Quinine breaks down at 350 F, so 238 F should be fine.

    My experiments have shown that o use enough quinine to make these glow, the recipe would be inedible. But still cool!