Dracula's Eyes

Dracula's Eyes created by jegrn

I got this recipe out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine many years ago. Always a hit with the kids or when we take them to Halloween gatherings or work. Cook time is drying time for the peanut butter balls/melting time for the candy coating

Ready In:
50mins
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ingredients

  • 12 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 20 M&M's plain chocolate candy
  • 4 ounces vanilla candy coating
  • red decorating gel
  • black decorating gel

directions

  • In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper.
  • Let stand about 20 minutes until dry.
  • In a small sauce pan melt candy coating over low heat.
  • Dip balls, one at a time, into coating.
  • Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls.
  • Place on waxed paper.
  • Immediately press an M&M into center of each peanut butter ball.
  • Let stand until coating is firm.
  • Add a dot of black gel to the center of candy pieces for pupils.
  • Drizzle red gel onto balls for bloodshot eyes.
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"I got this recipe out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine many years ago. Always a hit with the kids or when we take them to Halloween gatherings or work. Cook time is drying time for the peanut butter balls/melting time for the candy coating"
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  1. cassie.schaner
    I just made these for a Halloween party and they were a hit. However I think that the next time I try making these, I may put the peanut butter balls into the fridge instead of just letting them dry because they didn't really keep their shape while I had to cover them with the chocolate. But overall, they came out great.
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  2. MissAbby
    Fun to make!
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  3. zzzkatzzzz
    just a heed of warning: must make sure you put the unmarked side of M&M up, altho the black pupil might cover the white M&M mark.
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  4. Antifreesz
    These are delicious but were left with sticky fingers from the gel. My daughter painted on veins with red food coloring on a few of the eye’s, it worked great and was not any harder than using the gel.
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  5. Sandy in Oklahoma
    These got lots of EWWWWW!! and squeals from the neighbor kids. They were a big hit! LOL! Easy and fun to make. The peanut butter mixture is delicious. I ran into a bit of problem with the decorating gel staying wet but I think that was because we've had very high humidity. Great recipe, the kids loved em!
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