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White Chocolate Pear Calaveritas

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 5
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These delectable white chocolate pear calaveritas are a really fun way for kids to celebrate Day of the Dead! I thought the shape of a pear was perfect to bring calaveritas to life with a white chocolate coating and colorful designs. Besides the fact that you can eat the decorations, I love how fun and creative it is to make them!
by Qué Rica Vida Comunidad
Updated Oct 25, 2016
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  • 5 medium-sized pears (Anjou variety)
  • 24 - 30 oz of white chocolate chips
  • Gluten Free Fruity Cheerios™
  • Slivered peeled almonds
  • Colorful icing
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles, etc.
  • 5 medium wooden sticks (the kind used in crafts, ice pops, etc.)
  • A medium block of heavy Styrofoam (or small glasses to leave your chocolate pears to dry)


  • 1
    Think about your calaveritas designs first. You can lay out each design using small-sized candy, sprinkles, Gluten Free Fruity Cheerios™, nuts and colorful edible decorations on top of parchment or wax paper.
  • 2
    Remove the stem from the pears and insert a wooden stick in its place or at the center of each pear.
  • 3
    Melt the white chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl on top of a double-boiler over medium heat, keeping in mind you have to constantly stir with a spatula and avoid getting any moisture inside the bowl where the chocolate is.
  • 4
    Once most of the chocolate melts, turn off the heat, take your bowl out of the double boiler and finish stirring on the side until all the chocolate melts.
  • 5
    Dip each pear into the white chocolate, rolling to cover the entire pear and lift it to let excess chocolate drip.
  • 6
    After coating, transfer each pear to a block of heavy Styrofoam to let it dry for about 3-5 mins before decorating – otherwise the decorations will easily slide off.
  • 7
    When the chocolate coating is starting to solidify, hold each pear horizontally and start decorating the flattest part of the pear according to your designs. To place the smaller decorations, help yourself with some clean tweezers.
  • 8
    Put your pears in the fridge for a couple of minutes before adding on any icing.
  • 9
    Once you’re done, you can keep them inside the fridge for up to 2 days.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Planning your calaveritas designs before you start melting the chocolate helps a lot, considering you’ll have to finish decorating before the chocolate coating solidifies.
  • tip 2
    Using clean/new tweezers comes in very handy for placing the smallest decorations like sprinkles, colorful candy pearls, etc.

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