Saturday, October 3, 2015

Spooky Hallween Eyeballs....Yum!

Spooky Halloween Eyeballs 

These treats are a bit time consuming but the end product is worth it. They taste like peanut butter cups

 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons shortening
2 drops blue food coloring
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
red food coloring (optional)

Directions : 

Prep20 min -
Ready In3 hr 20 min -   
- Beat the peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.  Beat in the sugar and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  
- Roll chilled dough into small, eyeball-sized balls and place on 2 baking sheets lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes. 
- Melt the white chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch.  
- Dip each eyeball into the white chocolate and transfer to the waxed paper until the chocolate has set. You can chill them in the refrigerator. 
- Stir a few drops of blue food coloring into the remaining melted white chocolate. Make a round "iris" on the top of the cooled eyeball and press a mini chocolate chip in the center for a "pupil." For an extra spooky bloodshot eyeballs take a toothpick dipped in red food coloring and make squiggly lines on the eye.
We guarantee the kids will love these...The adults liked them also at  our last Halloween party

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