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Halloween-Themed White Chocolate Eyeball Recipe

Updated on October 21, 2017
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Decorating and entertaining for special occasions give me great joy. I love to share some of my more creative ideas.

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White Chocolate (Ersatz) Truffles Recipe

Spooky little white chocolate eyeballs stare up at you. Put them in a strawberry or raspberry sauce to give them an extra touch of horror. This is a great Halloween recipe.

These truffle-like treats are quick and easy to make and require only a few ingredients. Oh, yes, and they taste good.

You can make this white chocolate candy recipe all year round (just leave off the iris and pupil).

Little Eye Candy

Many years ago, my cousin made these little delights for Christmas--minus the eyeball and in dark chocolate. They are very sweet and were served with the dessert, espresso, and cordial course of our big Italian family meal.

We all inhaled them.

I have adapted her recipe here to make it creepy.

Pot in Pot for Melting Chocolate
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You're Going to Need a Double Boiler, or to Put One Together

In order to keep the mixture from burning, melt the candy in a double boiler.

If you don't have a double boiler set a smaller pot inside a larger pot of water. I used a 3 quart pot inside a 4 quart. A 2 quart and 3 quart would also work.

Be careful to only put and inch or so of water in the larger pot. You don't want it to boil up and splash and burn you. You just want to keep the upper pot from touching the heat source directly.

Also, use a long handled cooking spoon, rather than a short handled tablespoon. This will keep your arms from being burned from any escaping steam.

White Chocolate Eyeballs - Icky But Good
White Chocolate Eyeballs - Icky But Good | Source

These really don't take long to do

Don't let the total time scare you. These are super easy. The total time includes chill time.

I would suggest an adult do the cooking. But rolling the eyeballs and decorating is something that you can do with your children.

Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours
Yields: 18 (2 per person)

Ingredients

  • 1 oz strawberry syrup
  • 12 ounces white morsels (they aren't labeled white chocolate)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 36 mini chocolate chips
  • 1 drop blue or green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Pour the condensed milk into the top pot. Stir in in the white chocolate morsels. Cover.
  2. Set the stove on high, but watch the pot for a while. You don't want it so hot that the water in bottom pot boils over. Adjust as necessary.
  3. Stir occasionally. Really. You don't have to stand over it.
  4. When all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove it from the heat. Let it cool about 10 minutes and scoop out a scant 1/4 cup of the mixture into a small cup or bowl. Put 1 drop of green or blue food coloring in the cup and stir. See photo. Put this in the refrigerator.
  5. Put the pot of uncolored mixture in the refrigerator until it is cold about 1/2 hour.
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Take the chilled blue mixture from the refrigerator

It's in a smaller dish. It will chill first.

The blue mixture should be cold to the touch after about 15 minutes.

Take out little pinches of the mixture and roll it into a pea size ball. Then, flatten the ball by pressing on it with your index finger. (See the photo).

Make about 36 of these.

Put these back in the refrigerator to keep cool.

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Take the chilled white mixture from the refrigerator

It should feel cold to the touch.

Scoop about a heaping teaspoon of the mixture out and roll it between your hands into approximately 1 inch balls.

Different white chocolate morsels and condensed milk may react differently. If the balls are not holding their shape and start to melt into blobs; then the mixture may not be cold enough. Try chilling the plate you are putting them on. Another fix is to dust your hands with a little bit of confectioners sugar and work it into the eyeball.

Now for the Assembly - The fun part!

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Take the flattened blue dots and plop them on the white truffles. Put a mini chocolate chip in the middle of each one to form the pupil.

Icky Strawberry
Icky Strawberry | Source

Now for the creepy finale

The serving presentation -making it icky

I prefer a white or clear plate for this, so the eyeballs show up.

Plop a drop of strawberry syrup everywhere you are going to place an eyeball. Drizzle a little running down the rim in droplets.

Place an eyeball on the strawberry syrup drop.

If you want to be a little more ghoulish, drizzle some on the eyeballs.

Store in the refrigerator until almost ready to serve. They shouldn't be ice cold when served so take them out a little before serving time.


"Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?

Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?"

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

How squeamish are you?

I have friends who annually attend a dinner given by one of geographical societies. At the cocktail hour, the hors d'oeuvre table has "treats" from around the world. There are worms, fried chicken feet, caterpillar, etc.

My friends try what they consider "safe" foods, such as caribou.

The main course is "normal" food.

If you were invited to this party what would you do?

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© 2011 Ellen Gregory

So what do you think? - I always love to hear from you

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      This eye candy recipe looks fun and delicious!

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      HenkWillemse 5 years ago

      Really a fun recipe and great for Halloween parties.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Now these are eyeballs I could go for!

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      Simbaa 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these information.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Happy Halloween!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      @anonymous: I can only guess, I never had that problem. Are you sure you used the right amount of condensed milk to white chocolate morsels? It's condensed milk --not evaporated milk. Then the mixture has to be really chilled. Maybe your kitchen is very warm. Try rolling them into balls a few at a time and putting the rolled balls into the refrigerator while you work on the rest of them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I attempted to make these for a halloween party at work...I followed your recipe exactly but when I went to roll them into balls they stayed round for a few seconds but then they fell and looked like someone had ran them over...I even chilled my plate...What could I have done wrong???

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      fungusclinic lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for giving something special recipe and it looks really interesting.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Thanks for this White Chocolate Eyeball Recipe . This is terrific! ~Blessed~

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      MichaelDubrovnik 5 years ago

      They can be done in different eyeball colors ;)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      My grandsons would love these.

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      grecy0905 5 years ago

      is this tastes good too?

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      LilyBird 5 years ago

      Those are really creepy. Great for Halloween. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      ShineRita 5 years ago

      This looks very special, but I don't think I will eat them.

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      agungsolusi 5 years ago

      I looveee eye balls LOL !

      Thanks for sharing the recipe here !

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      Rowangaia 5 years ago

      I have to try this recipe: thanks!

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      ikepius 5 years ago

      Absolutely Gruesome! But I suspect that I could enjoy them if I where bold enough to try. And that first picture looks very squidooish. Good work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This looks very special, I think I will try to see. :)

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I think this is the real meaning of eye candy! Blessed!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Really neat idea.

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      XxSadieLadyxX 5 years ago

      Great Lense!

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      XxSadieLadyxX 5 years ago

      Great Lense!

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      SolarEclipseWatcher 5 years ago

      Love that it's made out of chocolate! (That's the best part, course)!

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      angelatvs 5 years ago

      I will make these for our annual Halloween party this year! Fun recipe.

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      CozyKitty 5 years ago

      Deliciously disgusting! LOL - "Eye Candy" - literally hahahaha ... :)

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      This is great, I have a lens on Halloween Eyeballs too, I will add this one to it!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I would definitely eat those type of eyeballs lol Nice lens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These look so creepy and gross. Perfect! Blessed!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Jeepers, creepers, what a fabulous lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are so icky, gross and awesome for Halloween!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can't wait to make these for my son when he is a little older :) Thank you!

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      jolou 5 years ago

      What a creative idea. I bet kids would love to make these.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      A great idea for a Halloween party...Blessed

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Looks really easy to make these and I have a sweet tooth. Might try making some for Halloween this year. They look ideal for parties.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      The title caught my attention but I'll use this in October, thank you! Looks yummy!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a wonderfully fun, spooky idea! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      These are great fun and I love white chocolate. I wish Halloween wasn't so far away... Thanks for some great ideas.

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      These spooky eye-candy looks so real, great lens.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      It's been an eye-opening experience, for sure! I'm thinking this would be cool to have eyeballs in all the colors of your party guests > here's lookin' at you kid!! [and you and you ...]

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      spartakct 6 years ago

      nice lens! liked it!

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      Easy and tasty addition to any Halloween party.

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      bechand 6 years ago

      I like the looks of these - would rock at a party

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      "Little Eye Candy", I think I heard you laugh when you came up with that and well done with so much fun!

      Now this fits that party your friends go to, my security word is "bugworm", Squidoo just seems to know these things!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      liked your lens, like it so much I gave ya a 'thumbs up'!

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Absolutely disgusting.... which makes them absolutely wonderful for Halloween! Love this lens!

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      halloweenprops 6 years ago

      Those chocolate eyeballs look delicious - I want some. Someone had a cat litter with poo cake - now that was gross! Now need some cook those choceyes! LOL

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      They look really yuck, but sound yummy. Love it! =)

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      Ellen Gregory 6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      @catbehaviors: Thanks for your comments-- I will check out your peanut butter ones.

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      Staceysk 6 years ago

      I will be trying these they sound yummy.

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      Winter52 LM 6 years ago

      These are indeed... spooky! Love it ;)

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      I made some similar eyeballs, except they were made with peanut butter, last year. This looks like a wonderful recipe!

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      ew and awesome. :)

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Ha, these are great - love the eyeballs (I've seen lots of eyeballs in my life). Great lens, keep 'em coming.

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Great Lens, I feel like one of those eyeballs now. Thanks for sharing.