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Spooky Hallowe’en Eyeballs!

Every year, my office does a Hallowe’en potluck. Eager to redeem myself after last year’s deformed ghosts, I decided to make these Spooky Halloween Eyeballs1. So eager, in fact, that I didn’t really connect that the Oct 27th on which the office potluck is being held is the same Oct 27th on which I’ll be at a management conference – and thus not in the office – all day. Since I’d already bought the white chocolate, I decided to make the eyeballs anyway, and brought them in to work today instead of tomorrow.

The recipe takes a bit of time, but it’s relatively easy. You make balls of peanut butter and icing sugar (requires a bunch of chilling to make sure they are solid), then dip them in white chocolate:

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While the white chocolate is setting, you mix a little bit of blue food colouring  ((of course, you could make green eyes or brown eyes if you wanted to)) into the remaining white chocolate, so that you can paint on the irises – while an upside down chocolate chip is used to make the pupil:

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And finally, to make them “spooky” eyeballs instead of just plain old eyeballs, you draw on some blood vessels using a toothpick and red food colouring to make the eyeballs bloodshot:

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This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  1. Props to Nancy for bringing this recipe to my attention. Warning to Dr. Dan: There is a spider in the picture of the eyeballs on that site. I’d tell you not to click the link, but then I know you’d click the link. So just consider yourself warned []

5 Responses to Spooky Hallowe’en Eyeballs!

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for the warning! Eight legged encounter avoided!

  2. Beth says:

    Sweet! Any time I can help avoid such an encounter, an angel gets their wings. Which is really nice because how the heck do they get around heaven without them?

    Also, when I told one of my coworkers I’d made a scary treat, she said worriedly, “Does it have spiders??” Ha! If she only knew who she was talking too!

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  4. Rachel Moll says:

    VERY COOL. Sent this link to my students!!!

  5. Beth says:

    Cool! I’ve given the recipe to a lot of people at work – everyone loves them!

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