Monster Eyeballs

I had a ton of fun making these little treats for my nephews.

And a ton of fun eating the eyeballs. And when I say fun, I mean they are so fun that you need to find a quiet space to bite into these because you are going to want to enjoy these without distraction.

I kind think My Mama had the most fun taking pictures of the eyeballs.

This is a fun treat for any Halloween party {kid or grownup}. And are even more fun to eat for no reason at all.

We even had enough leftover chocolate to make a batch of chocolate covered almonds. I kind of wish we had pretzels on hand to dip and drizzle too.

 

Yields 10-12

Monster Eyeballs

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Earth Balance
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (12-ounce) package or 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tbs solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 (3-ounce) package round candy (ex: skittles, sprinkles, vegan chocolate chips, or chocolate covered lentils)

Directions

  1. With a hand blender, blend the peanut butter with the Earth Balance and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  2. Add confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time, until well blended.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper.
  4. Roll the peanut butter mixture by tablespoons into small balls and place on the baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up the eyeballs.
  6. Put the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave: Heat on high for 60 seconds, and then stir well. If it’s not quite smooth, heat in two or three 10-second bursts, stirring well after each burst. (Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate, stirring frequently, in a double boiler, over just-simmering water. Avoid overheating, which can cause chocolate to seize up into a stiff mass.)
  7. Take the sheet of balls from the refrigerator; use a toothpick to dip each one most of the way into the chocolate, leaving a round or oval opening of undipped peanut butter on top. Return to the wax paper, cornea side up.
  8. Place an M&M (or skittle, lentil, sprinkle) in the center of the peanut butter cornea to make an iris.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  10. Store the eyeballs in the refrigerator or freezer and serve chilled.

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free (depending on chocolate), Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, and Corn Free.

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

Comments

  1. Reply

    I love your picture with your new eyeballs!

    1. Reply

      haha, thanks! that was my mama’s idea.

  2. Reply

    Emily cand this recipe be printed ?

  3. Reply

    never mind i think I found the print button. sorry about that

  4. Reply

    Well, know it’s being a butt and want print, uhhhh… Never had this problem w/ any of your recipes thus far.. Always a first for everything I guess

    1. Reply

      Give me a sec, I’ll make sure it gets a print button.

    2. Reply

      It’s fixed now. You should be able to print, no problem.

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