I made these spooky treats for my sons Cub Scout meeting, and from what I hear, they were very popular. My kids loved helping me taste test, and add the candy pupils.
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN EYEBALLS
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
eyeball candy or chocolate chips
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 baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
Melt the white chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, for 1 to 3 minutes.
Dip each eyeball into the white chocolate and transfer to the waxed paper until the chocolate has set.
Stir a few drops of blue food coloring into the remaining melted white chocolate. Make a round “iris” on the top of the cooled eyeball and press a candy or chocolate chip in the center for a “pupil”.
Recipe adapted from all recipes.com