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Top 5 DIY Edible Eye-Themed Halloween Treats
We’ve got the exclusive on the best spooky eye-themed Halloween treats! Kids and parents alike will enjoy preparing these fun and easy-to-make desserts in time for this week’s costume parties and haunted get-togethers. Roll up your sleeves and read on for five of our favourite recipes.
Ghost pretzels. Source: Dessert Now Dinner Later blog
- 30 pretzels
- 1/2 (12oz) bag white chocolate chips (equal to 6 oz or 1 cup)
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil or shortening, for thinning the chocolate
- 1 (0.88 oz/25g) package of Wilton candy eyeballs
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate and coconut oil (or shortening) in a glass bowl in the microwave for short 10-20 second bursts until melted.
- Immediately dip pretzels, one at a time, in the bowl, using a fork to turn the pretzel over. Shake off excess chocolate from the pretzel with the fork. Be sure to shake the chocolate out of the bottom hole, so it looks like an open mouth. Place chocolate-dipped pretzels on the prepared baking sheet.
- Immediately press two eyeballs into the top two holes for eyes. Add a little extra chocolate if needed.
- Repeat with remaining pretzels. Work quickly. Heating the chocolate again only once, if needed.
- Allow pretzels to rest and harden. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to speed up the process. Peel pretzels off the baking sheet and enjoy!
There’s the missing eye cake pops
Source: Bakerella blog.
- 1 box cake mix
- 1 can frosting (16 oz)
- Wax paper
- Lollipop sticks
- 3 bags white chocolate candy melts (Wilton or similar brand)
- Styrofoam block
- Green candy coating or icing
- Red and black edible ink pens or coloured icing in a piping bag
- White miniature confetti sprinkles
- Bake cake batter as directed on box for a 13×9 sized cake.
- After cake is baked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
- Mix cake thoroughly with 1 can of frosting using the back of a large spoon or your fingers. You may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can, adding more if required.
- Roll mixture into quarter-sized balls and place on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet (should make 45-50 balls).
- Melt white chocolate candy melts in the microwave per directions on package (in 30-second intervals, stirring in between).
- Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. Insert each stick a little less than halfway. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
- Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the white chocolate candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered, remove, and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
- Stab sticks into a styrofoam block to dry.
- Once dry, draw eyes with coloured icing or edible ink pens. Allow ink to dry and enjoy!
Eyeballs in a bowl
Source: babble blog.
With a little imagination, peeled grapes or olives in a bowl covered with a cloth or a box lid with a hole in it give the feeling of slimy eyeballs. For an extra creepy effect, slightly heat the grapes for the that “fresh out of the socket” temperature. This is great for haunted houses for kids.
Source: Simply Southern Mom blog
- 12 vanilla sandwich cookies (Oreo or similar brand)
- 4 oz white chocolate bark, melted
- 12 candy eyeballs
- 1 package gel icing
- Dip both sides of cookies into candy bark.
- Place onto a piece of foil or waxed paper to harden.
- Immediately add a candy eyeball to one side of the cookie.
- When chocolate has hardened, use gel icing to add squiggly lines extending from eyeball.
Jiggly Jell-O Peepers
Source: Cooking with Karma via YouTube.
- 1 packet jelly (any colour you like)
- 1 tbsp gelatin
- black gel icing for writing
- cake pop moulds or round ice cube tray
For the eyeballs:
- 1 1/2 tbsp gelatin (if you're vegetarian use agar)
- 1 tsp vanilla pudding mix
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Make colour jelly according to directions, adding in the extra tbsp of plain gelatin for firmness. Pour into mould, filling up to only ¼ full. Chill to set.
- Once set, gently use black gel icing to create black pupil in centre of jelly. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to smooth out the gel into the round pupil shape. Return to fridge and set for another 20 minutes.
- To make remainder of eyeball, mix the gelatin, vanilla pudding powder, and hot water in a bowl. Mix until dissolved. Add sugar, mix until dissolved. Then, add milk and rest of cold water. Add a dash of vanilla and mix. Set aside.
- Pour this white mixture on top of the moulds. Chill to set completely.
To book an exam for your real eyes, visit an FYidoctors location near you.