Eyeball Truffles

Today I’ve partnered with GoodBite to share a Halloween How-To Video with you… on how to make some creepy Eyeball Truffles. They’re simple to make and you’ll need just a few ingredients. Click the photo below to view the one minute video to get a visual on how to make these spooky treats, then print out the recipe below and make them for all the little goblins in your life. Happy Halloween weekend :)

Versions of this recipe have been roaming around on the internet for quite some time. I love that these are kid-friendly, and the adults will gobble them up too. I personally like to munch on them when they’re frozen!

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Eyeball Truffles

Yield: 36 eyeball truffles

Prep Time: 50 min + chill time

Cook Time: 5 min

Love these spooky little treats for Halloween!

Ingredients:

1 (1 pound 2 ounce) package chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
white candy melts (or white chocolate bark)
blue decorator icing
red decorator icing
candy coated chocolate pieces

Directions:

1. Open package of cookies and set 7 cookies aside to eat later. Put remaining cookies (including the cream center) in a large zip bag and crush them to fine crumbs. Place crumbs in a bowl and add the cream cheese. Use the back of a sturdy spoon to help blend it together.

2. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until they are chilled and firmed up a bit.

3. Melt white candy as directed on the package and then (using a teaspoon) dip balls melted white chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.

4. Use the blue decorator icing to pipe on a circle in the center of the truffle (to make the iris). Press a piece of candy coated chocolate in the center (to make the pupil).

5. Use the red decorator icing to squiggle lines from the center out to the sides- to create a bloodshot-look for the eyeball.

6. Let dry & then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips:

*For easy crushing, use a rolling pin or meat mallet to pound the cookies into crumbs, or simply whir them in the food processor.
*White candy melts are easily found at craft stores or baking supply stores. You can also use "Candy Quick," which you should be able to find in your regular market's baking aisle.
*Decorator icing in squeeze packets can be found in your market’s baking aisle. You can certainly make your own royal icing, but I find that it’s easier to just purchase these for this recipe.
*You can also use cinnamon red hot candies for the pupils of the eye.
*I've made these before and kept them in the freezer. A few of the eyeballs cracked (the chocolate), but most were just fine.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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12 Responses to “Eyeball Truffles”

  1. 1

    Michelle — October 29, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

    What a fun treat! Great job with the video too!

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    Rachel — October 29, 2010 @ 2:07 PM

    I am seriously impressed! makes me wish I had kids!!

  3. 3

    Panda — October 29, 2010 @ 2:34 PM

    These look AMAZING! And so simple too!
    Love your video too :)

  4. 4

    marla — October 29, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

    Are you kidding—–these are awesome girl! Such a cute munchie for all the Halloween guests!

  5. 5

    Liz @ LBBakes — October 30, 2010 @ 4:10 AM

    These are great, and I love the video!

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    Denise Michaels — October 31, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

    I’m sorry – as much as I admire the creativity of coming up with this stuff – I’m just not that into it. Guess I’m kinda bah-humbug about all the macabre, spooky food. I wrote about it in my blog this morning.

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    patsy — October 31, 2010 @ 7:22 PM

    Fabulous! I’ll be adding these to my list for next year’s party!

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    Barbara — November 1, 2010 @ 11:51 AM

    Great fun, Lori. Saving this for next year!

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    Leslie Green — November 2, 2010 @ 6:46 PM

    Too cute!

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    Hallie — July 24, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

    Hey! I have a question about these. I’m entering a dessert contest and it’s a luau theme. I’m thinking I can add some rum to the batter and roll the finished balls in coconut after dipping. Do you think that would work, or would that be weird??

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    Lori Lange — July 25, 2011 @ 4:42 AM

    Not- sounds like you should try it out and see!! Good luck with your contest.

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    Winnie — October 16, 2011 @ 3:53 PM

    I made these for a party last year, and they were a hit!! Not only did were they yummy, everyone thought they were so funny. I’m entering them in a community halloween dessert contest this year, so fun!!