Here are some creepy Eyeball Truffles for Halloween!
They might be a little creepy, but they’re totally delicious! These Eyeball Truffles are a classic Oreo truffle turned into a fun Halloween party treat. Plan to make these for your Halloween festivities, and they will disappear quickly! They’re simple to make and you’ll need just a few ingredients. Scroll to the bottom of this post to print out the complete recipe.
How to make Eyeball Truffles:
A package of Oreos is crushed into crumbs and combined with a package of cream cheese. Then that mixture is rolled into little balls. Those balls are refrigerated until firm, then dipped into melted white chocolate.
NOTE ABOUT THE WHITE CHOCOLATE:
I like to use candy melts. Wilton brand is easiest to find (Walmart, Michaels or other craft stores). You also might be able to find white melting chocolate at your local market. Don’t try to use white chocolate chips as they’ll seize-up when melting and won’t work!
Next, you’ll need a couple of decorator gel squeeze tubes- red and blue. With the red gel, you’ll draw squiggles from the center of the truffle down toward the bottom. This creates a “bloodshot” look for the eyeball truffles. A little bit of blue in the middle will help the “eye” (M&M) adhere to the center of the eyeball. And that’s it! Repeat for all of the truffles, and refrigerate until ready to serve at your party.
Aren’t they cool? I’d make these the same day you’d like to serve them, and just keep them refrigerated. I tried to freeze mine once, and it worked out okay except a few of them cracked when they froze.
Several versions of Oreo truffles have been roaming around on the internet for quite some time. You can actually dip them in regular chocolate too, and add a few sprinkles on top (so good!) This is your fun Halloween version of Oreo truffles! I love that they are kid-friendly, and the adults will gobble them up too. They also look pretty cool displayed on a Halloween party table.
Here’s a peek at the chocolatey inside! Print out the recipe below and make them for all the little goblins in your life. Happy Halloween!
Here are a few more Halloween party recipes you might like to try:
- Candy Corn Cookies
- Spiderweb Eggs
- Pumpkin Cake Pops
- Ghost Popcorn Balls
- Mummy Cookie Pops
- Candy Corn Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
- Witch Finger Cookies
- One 19-ounce package OREOS (the family size package)
- One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
- One 12-ounce package white candy melts (see notes below)
- blue and red decorator icing
- 36 M&M's
- Open the package of cookies and set 8 cookies aside to eat later. Put the remaining cookies (including the cream center) in a large zip bag and crush them to fine crumbs. Place the crumbs in a bowl and add the cream cheese. Use the back of a sturdy spoon to help blend them together.
- 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.
- Melt the white candy as directed on the package and then (using a teaspoon) dip the balls into the melted white chocolate, tap off extra chocolate and move to the wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
- Use the red decorator icing to squiggle lines from the center out to the sides- to create a bloodshot-look for the eyeball.
- Use the blue decorator icing to pipe on a circle in the center of the truffle (to make the iris). Press an M&M into the center (to make the pupil).
- Let dry, and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 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 (I like the Wilton brand). 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.