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Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles

Last year I made these creepy cool peanut butter eyeball truffles for a friend’s Halloween party. They were a huge hit and everyone enjoyed munching on eyeball truffles. I mean, who wouldn’t? Peanut buttery goodness dipped in white chocolate and adorned with red food coloring. It’s the only time of the year that you can eat “morphed” food and feel ok about it! These are easy to make a day or two ahead of time, and can be brought out right before you leave for a party and/or host a party! 



Source: Everybody Loves Raymond… and Kat
Prep Time: 1 hour 3o minutes
Servings:  24


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons shortening
2 drops blue food coloring
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
red food coloring
toothpicks
mini cupcake wrappers

Directions: 
1. Beat the peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the sugar and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll chilled dough into small, eyeball-sized balls and place on 2 baking sheets lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes.

2. Melt the white chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Dip each eyeball into the white chocolate and transfer to the waxed paper until the chocolate has set. You can chill them in the refrigerator.

3. Melt blue candy melts (bought at a craft store, in the baking section). Fill an icing bag with the blue and pipe on a blob…which will form the “iris” of the eye. Press a mini chocolate chip in the center for a “pupil.” 

4. For the bloodshot eyeball look take a toothpick dipped in red food coloring and make squiggly lines on the eye. Place them on a decorative Halloween platter and enjoy! 


   

8 Responses to “Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles”

  1. sushiandsitups.com posted on October 28, 2011 at 2:21 am (#)

    I always love themed foods. Halloween is perfect for that!

  2. Kim B. posted on October 29, 2011 at 3:15 am (#)

    Oh my boys would love this! I'm really enjoying your blog, keep up the GREAT work!!

  3. Amy posted on October 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm (#)

    I should make these for my brothers. They have this weird eyeball phobia.

    Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  4. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray posted on October 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm (#)

    So fun! Love these!

  5. Miz Helen posted on October 30, 2011 at 12:56 am (#)

    Hi Katie,
    Your Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles are adorable. They would be so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

  6. Wendy posted on October 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm (#)

    Love them! What a great idea!!!

  7. Kathryn posted on October 31, 2011 at 12:27 am (#)

    These are so fun! Thanks so much for linking them up at Sweet Temptations!

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