My Halloween Sweets
I was asked to bring something for the annual Halloween festivities at my cousin’s home. A great house filled with over 50 mommies, daddies and munchkins – I knew it had to be something all ages would love! Last year I made Brownie Ghosts which were a huge hit! This year I need to kick it up a notch. I searched and searched online and found a yummy, not too complicated treat! Peanut Butter Eyes!!!! I found the recipe n RecipeZaar.com -> http://www.recipezaar.com/Halloween-Eyeball-Cookies-143344
Here’s the recipe with some of my adaptations…
1/2 cup butter, softened – I used Smart Balance
1 1/2 cups peanut butter – I used reduced fat!
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
18 ounces white dipping chocolate – 3 boxes
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.
One of my biggest lessons learned is to keep the cooled – whether in the fridge or on the counter if it is cool enough. I set my eyes on display and many of them go mushy – still super yummy, but messier than needed.
For whatever reason I never took a picture of the final product. The last picture was taken as we were adding the pupils. I put them on the tree cupcake holders, that held 24 eyes per tree. They looked great and the reaction I got from the party was fantastic!
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