Halloween is one of my daughter’s favorite times of the year. I’m not into gory films with gross looking eyeballs and cut off body parts. As a family, we love to watch all the Disney Halloween movies but rarely will you find me watching an actual horror movie. It’s not my scene. However, I do love a good vampire movie or two. Anyway back to the task at hand. How do we gross out the little kids in the family with a sweet treat? EYEBALLS! That’s right. We’re going to make eyeball truffles.
For this adventure, we will need some pre-baked cake, mini chocolate candies, white almond bark, frosting and red gel food color.
Name brand items don’t matter for this project. And honestly, I’m an Aldi girl. We can make fun desserts for the class party on a budget! I’ve only ever seen the almond bark in Aldi and Walmart has a “candy coating” that comes in squares. The main thing to note is that you will need four squares of the candy or almond bark.
- Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set it off to the side.
- In a large bowl or mixer, combine previously baked cake and 1 tbsp of frosting.
- Stir or mix in until well combined.
- Melt a cup of chocolate candies.
- Shape the dough into 1/2 inch balls or use a cookie scoop!
- Allow balls to rest for 10 min in the fridge.
- Dip the balls in melted almond bark or chocolate and allow to cool on parchment paper.
- Using Icing, create various types of eyeball designs.
- Using the candy you can stick a chocolate candy right into the center to create the pupil.
- You can add red gel color to icing and melt it on about 6 secs just so that it will be a little runny.
- As an added surprise you can mix strawberry jam with or without frosting and melt it down to pour over the top of a cupcake.
To see how to make monster treats click here