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Scary Eyeballs Recipe

Scary Eyeballs Recipe

Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats from Shannon Blatchley of Ludlow, Massachusetts. They'll love the peanut butter flavor, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing YIELD:40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 40 milk chocolate M&M's, assorted colors
  • Red decorating gel

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Shape into 1-in. balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls into coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Place M&M's, plain side up, on top. Let stand until set. Use red gel to create "bloodshot" eyes. Yield: 40 pieces.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Scary Eyeballs

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MY REVIEW
collpool
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"bad"

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Patty Chio
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Instead of candy coating, I used vanilla ready to use frosting and it worked just perfect, that was what I had in hand and it was easier, faster and cleaner to use"

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DebHorton
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"I make these every year for our church bake sale, and they ALWAYS sell out! So easy and tasty."

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nbrennan82
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"These are my favorite candy to make. I used Reese's Pieces instead of the M&M. I think that it adds to the peanut butter taste."

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cbear614f
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I made these for my daughter's kindergarten halloween party. The teachers went gaga over them as well as the kids. I plan to make these again. Love them!!"

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janief15
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"These were surprisingly delicious and disappeared fast! They look great when they're done, and so easy to make too."

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ghttogrl
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This has become an annual favorite! Everyone loves it..The peanut butter filling also makes great peanut butter cups, or you can roll it out between two sheets of wax paper and cut shapes out of it and dip it in chocolate or whatever coating you like!"

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ruthsgranddaughter
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"My son and I make these every year! As soon as October hits, he starts asking for the yummy eyeballs..."

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janief15
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"These turned out fantastic on my first try and were a huge hit at a family halloween party! Much more cute than you could ever imagine. Would definitely make it again!"

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debash1
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"I made these last year and they were a hit. I even had to make more. I have to make more this year for the halloween party I am having. Delicious and easy receipe."

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donaldt
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"I took these to a fall festive. Everybody loved them. Wanted more.

cc"

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thomas keefe
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"Re: Scary Eyeballs

This is very similar to a recipe I took to a halloween party two years ago. Only difference is that I added a broken up Butterfinger to the recipe and used Butterfinger Dots for the irises. Didn't bring any home. Made a batch for churches Christmas bazaar; they didn't get out of the house. Another halloween party coming up this year and I plan on taking them again.
Tom"

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pics4
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"There needs to be a football team snack on halloween. I've just volunteered for it because of this."

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Rizita
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"Cool! I can't wait to make these for my nieces and nephews!"

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