By Chef Dee on October 31, 2005
Photo by AnnieLynne
Photo by AnnieLynne
"Halloween treats to make with your kids. How can anything that looks so hauntingly creepy taste so good ?? My kids have enjoyed taking these to school for years, and so will yours."
Serving Size: 1 (841 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These turned out way cute!!! I made a double batch. Half for my 5 year olds kindergarten party tomorrow, the other half to take to my mom's halloween night. For a double recipe it took a whole 28 oz jar of peanut butter, roughly a half bag (2lb) powder sugar, 2 sticks butter, 2 TB vanilla,and a 24 oz pk of white bark. I also froze the balls before dipping and dipped them with a toothpick. Another trick I found halfway through is to use a toothpick to poke a hole in the iris and insert the choc chip pointy side down into the hole. Thanks for such a great recipe!!! I know they will be a hit, and are super yummy!!! :)"
"These were a hit. Folks at work loved them. You will probably need more dipping chocolate (white bark) than 12 oz. so buy extra to be safe."
"These cookies are too cute for words! My three year old loves them, and had fun helping with the detail work at the end. Next time, I will make the balls smaller. The peanut butter sort of overpowered the chocolate and I think if they were smaller it would be more balanced. I would also recommend chilling the dough longer than 1/2 hr. before making the balls. When I first started making them, after the recommended time, I could tell they were just too sticky to roll. After an hour it was much easier. Thanks! They were a hit! "
"I made this last year and found them to be incredibly delicious!!!!!!! I made them for a Halloween Party and even took them to work! The only thing that I found was that the peanut butter balls were melting a bit in the white chocolate when I was dipping them so I had to try to do it as fast as possible. This year I will be freezing them before I dip them in chocolate! Also the red food coloring doesn't seem to want to stay on the chocolate so I think I'm going to try and draw the veins in when the chocolate is till wet. Who know I'll see how that goes!
Thank you for this delicious recipe!"
"These were beyond delicious! I made them for halloween and everyone couldn't get enough. They are very sweet but oh so creamy and good. A paint brush words great for the veins."
"These were so much fun! We had a pretty big snowstorm here in Denver today & my son was home from school. He LOVES Halloween & we made these cookies. I had to improvise since I couldn't get to the store & so I used what I had. No peanut butter, so I subbed Nutella. Didn't have almond bark, subbed melted white chocolate chips. These are fun & make a great way to get kids hands into food... at least my son! :-) This is going into my tried & true cookbook under my holiday section! Thanks for a fun recipe!"
"Very tasty and simple to make. I found it difficult to make the red "veins" on the eyeball once the white bark (chocolate) was hardened. Nothing seemed to stick. I ended us using paste type color but heated a knife to get it to stick. I served on a bed of cheesecloth. "
"My kids loved these (and my husband)and took to school. Becasue of p.b. allergies, I made these with rice crispies formed into the balls. I just used the baking white chocolate and it worked fine with the liquid food colouring. I also used a toothpick for the red veins. A Halloween keeper! "
"I love these--they're like an extra creepy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I ran out of dipping chocolate when I made mine, so next time I will buy an extra bar just to be sure. I also used a new clean paintbrush to put on the blue iris color and the red squiggles. (I tried the toothpick method first, but the paintbrush was much easier.) I'm going to make these every Halloween now! Thanks Dee."
"Cute but if you have a body temperature, forget it. Mine went in the trash."
"These were fun and tasted good. I made them for a Halloween party. My guests loved them. Tried putting the veins on with both a paintbrush and a toothpick, the toothpick worked much better. If you are inexperienced with melting chocolate buy extra, I sure made a mess! It took me a while to find melting chocolate as they did not have it where I expected it in the grocery store. I did find it in different colours at Michaels and then a friend told me I could find white in the bulk department at Canadian Superstore and I managed to get it for much cheaper. In order to melt the chocolate I put it in a pyrex dish in the microwave at 50% power for 30 second bursts stirring after each burst."
"These taste awesome, like the inside of a peanut butter cup. The only problem I ran into was I ran out of chocolate, so I couldn't make the pupils. Next time I will pick up a couple ounces more. Overall, very simple and quick to make."
"These were a hit at our Halloween party. They taste wonderful!"
"I made 75 of these for my Grand Daughters' Halloween Parties! 25 for each Grand Daughter. If you are looking for a cookie this is not the recipe you want. These are more like Buckeyes, only dipped in white chocolate instead of the regular chocolate. They are a very sweet candy, and very good, addictive also! While my Grand Daughter's helped make the balls, it was too time consuming for them to help dip them in the coating, they lost interest and I was afraid they would get burned by the coating. The kids at the parties loved them though! I froze them before dipping and I found a slotted spoon very helpful to drain the excess coating away from the eyeballs before placing them on foil to harden. Good recipe that I will make again everyone loved them!"
"WOW!!! Soooo cute, and good. My grands helped me make cookies and we had a ball! Thanks"
"I have a very similar recipe but it adds graham cracker crumbs to the peanut butter mix. This may help with the melting issue. Add 1/2 cup crumbs, they won't be dry but I think it will help.
I love the Halloween touch!"
"These were a huge hit with my daughter's class!"
"Made these this Halloween and thought they were a lot of fun. I love the base candy recipe, as did the kids. Some of it ended up being used as play-doh and some of it ended up being eaten long before the white chocolate process. I found the white chocolate to be a time consuming process, but they looked great and tasted great as well!"
"These were the hit of our Halloween meal. DH wouldn't quit eating them and DS loved the fact he was eating eyes....(I'm not sure about that), I am so glad I made these, they were easy and taste great. Thank you so much for sharing this with us."
"Awesome presentation!! Flavor was ok but a little too sweet for our liking."