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Scary Pear Heads

Delight guests on Halloween with this pirate-themed booty.

  • Yield: Makes 8
Scary Pear Heads


  • 8 firm ripe seckel pears
  • 1/2 pound white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Remove the stem from the pears. Using a wooden skewer, make a hole in the stem end of each pear. Insert a lollipop stick in each hole.

  2. In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt white chocolate. Let stand until cool. Dip the pears in the chocolate, turning to coat. Stand the pears up in a piece of foam or oasis. Let stand until set, about 40 minutes.

  3. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the semisweet chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes. Fit a small pastry bag with a #4 tip, and fill with melted semisweet chocolate. Pipe chocolate onto pears to create facial features. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes.

Reviews (1)

  • cooking4life 29 Oct, 2010

    This reminds me of a recipe for cake pops! I'm not one for fruity desserts, so I made this a cake pop instead. I just baked a cake and then poured the icing into the cake (in a bowl), and mushed them together (like meatballs). Roll them into small balls, then put a lollipop stick in each one. put them in the freezer for an hour or so to set them . Melt candy melts (available at michael's or other craft stores) and then dip the pops into them. Decorate and enjoy!

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