Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spooky Halloween Eyeballs

I decided that I probably should post this so that the Halloween treats could be together.  And while we're on the subject of Halloween, (we were on the subject, weren't we?) let me throw out some other ideas.  You can make witches fingers by cutting string cheese in half; length wise, cut out lines for the knuckles and cut an indentation at the "tip" of the finger to place a piece of green, orange, red, or yellow bell pepper; shiny side up.  If you are having a party; you can wash a latex glove thoroughly, fill with juice, freeze add to the punch bowl right before your guests arrive.

11/2      cups creamy peanut butter
1/2         cup butter, softened
21/2     cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1         Tablespoon vanilla extract
12       ounces white chocolate, chopped  (use a good quality chocolate)
2         Tablespoons shortening
blue and green frosting in a tube, red gel food coloring in a tube, mini chocolate chips, toothpicks

Beat the peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.  Beat in the vanilla and sugar.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Roll chilled dough into small eyeball sized balls and place on baking sheets covered with waxed paper (you will need 2).  Refrigerate for another 30 minutes.  (You can also put in freezer)
Melt the white chocolate and shortening in a microwavable bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring at each melting, this will take 1 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave.  **Do Not Overheat**, or the chocolate will "scorch" and "seize".  Insert a toothpick into each eyeball and dip into the chocolate, transfer to waxed paper, gently take out toothpick and wait until the chocolate has set.  You can chill in the refrigerator when you have one of you baking sheets filled.  Use the blue and green frosting to make the iris of the eyeball, use the red gel food coloring to make the eyeball look bloodshot, press a mini chocolate chip into the center for the pupil of the eye.

This is a fun recipe to get the children involved in; they can have so much fun decorating the eyeballs.  : )

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea... thank you for sharing. I can't wait for Halloween now!