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Bloodshot Eyeballs

Your party guests will be pleasantly surprised to find that these aren't eyeballs at all—they're yummy peanut butter balls! Little ghouls will find them fun to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 24 brown Reese's pieces or milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring


  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • In a microwave, melt white candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Immediately press a Reese's candy onto the top of each eyeball for pupil. Let stand for 30 minutes or until set.
  • In a small bowl, combine the water, food coloring and remaining confectioners' sugar. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe wavy lines downward from pupil, creating the look of bloodshot eyes. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 139 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • naomi524
    Apr 12, 2013

    Made these for a party and everyone loved them - especially me! Not only for the taste, but they are way cool for a Halloween party! Yes, they are sweet - but you only make them once a year, right!? My only complaint is that they are time consuming, but that was to be expected.

  • acissel
    Oct 31, 2012

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  • sstetzel
    Oct 28, 2012

    FlorenceIda the first line of the directions instructs you to combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and butter in a small bowl. The remaining sugar is combined with water and food coloring to make the "bloodshot" look.

  • FlorenceIda
    Oct 28, 2012

    The only problem with the recipe is that it says confectioners' sugar, divided but it doesn't say into how much for each part. I assumed it was 1.5 cups for the eyeballs and 1/2 cup for icing.

  • bigbellybeffers
    Dec 11, 2011

    White candy coating can be bought at any craft store in the food section, or in a grocery store in the baking section near the chocolate chips.I made these for my Murder Mystery Halloween Party Dinner, and they were a huge hit!I changed up the iris of the eye with peanut butter M&M's, using the chocolate, blue and green. I then used black frosting for the iris in the center of the M&M. They were great!!! Everyone loved them!

  • mom2aqt
    Oct 25, 2010

    They were ok, but I could only eat one. I thought they were cute but way too sweet! For the white candy coating, I just used white bakers chocolate, you could probably also use white chocolate chips.

  • pcoleman3
    Oct 23, 2010

    These were so easy to make and were a big hit at our family "October" potluck! The adults enjoyed them as much as the kids did and they were gone before we even ate dinner,

  • qknapper
    Oct 21, 2010

    Going to make with the kids today... They will think they are so cool! For the white candy coating, just use almond bark from the baking aisle.... :)

  • ktownTootie
    Oct 20, 2010

    I want to make these...I need a Brand name or more to go on besides "white candy coating"...I haven't a clue what to pick up at the store. Can't wait to make these. Could a large marshemllow be covered instead..some of the kids don't care for peanut butter?

  • boogiebaby1
    Oct 3, 2010

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