Halloween Eyeball Cookies
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.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 12 ounces white dipping chocolate
- 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chip
- blue food coloring
- Cream the butter and peanut butter together.
- Beat in the vanilla and sugar.
- Chill for 1/2 hour.
- Roll into small balls, chill on wax paper for another 1/2 hour.
- In a microwave, melt the white dipping chocolate.
- Using two spoons dip the eyeballs into the white chocolate.
- Let cool on waxed paper until firm. Chilling will speed up the process.
- Pour a drop or two of blue food coloring into the remaining melted chocolate.
- Make a round iris on the eyeball, and immediately press a miniature chocolate chip in the center for a pupil, doing 5 at at time.
- For the bloodshot effect, dip the tiny end of a toothpick in red food colouring and squiggle the lines from the pupil outward, but not quite to the edges of the ball.
- These are quite tasty--considering how creepy they are.
- Note: White dipping chocolate is also known as white bark.
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The finished product was tasty enough, and quite scary. I was afraid people wouldn't even want to eat them. I used melted candy disks from Michaels, and was fairly successful. The biggest problem was the blood I tried to create as the finishing touch. The food coloring didn't get absorbed by the candy coating, and everyone who ate them had red dye on their hands. It was an embarrassing problem at a big party. Some folks even had blue on their lips from the blue food coloring I used to make the iris. I am sorry I spent all the money on the ingredients and coating, and would never make them again. Next year I will avoid all food coloring and make the meringue bones instead.Replies 1
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