Friday, October 8, 2010

peanut butter eyeball truffles

Peanut butter 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
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • red food coloring (optional)

  • 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.

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.
Melt some blue candy melts (bought at a craft store, in the baking section). Fill a 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."
For an extra spooky bloodshot eyeballs take a toothpick dipped in red food coloring and make squiggly lines on the eye. I also did this with colored white chocolate- it worked better with the food coloring.


Creepy in a cute way!

33 comments:

  1. Oh, I love, love, love these! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So very cute! My kids would get a kick out of these!

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  3. Those are awesome!! I am so making these:)
    I'd love for you to stop by and check out my fun giveaway going on at my blog:)
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/
    thanks!!

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  4. Too cool! I made these last year and my kids LOVED them!!!

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  5. How fun! These would be great to pass out to the adults in our neighborhood when they bring their children Trick or Treating.

    The cupcakes in the previous post are great as well!

    Jo

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  6. You husband and mine went to the same comedy school =)

    They look great!

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  7. How cute! And a little creepy. These would be an awesome addition to my Halloween Link Up party. I hope you'll come join the fun! whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

    Krista

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  8. How fun! My boy would be all over these! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I am loving your great ideas! Thanks for sharing. BTW: YOU'VE BEEN BOO'D! Stop by my blog to pick it up and pass it along. Just a little Halloween fun!
    www.4growingboys.blogspot

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  10. LOVE THESE LOVE!!!! and yummy too! DON'T WE JUST love the hubs! he!

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  11. This is good...really good...they look awesome and PB anything is my husband's favorite...will try these! Christie

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  12. Hi Kat - These are super fun and sound amazing! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  13. These are so darn cool looking! I bet kids would think this was pretty cool eating an eyeball!

    (My son would think your husband was pretty funny too. Gross but perfect for Halloween.)

    www.makignmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  14. I love these. I'm going to surprise the kids with a batch. New blogger over from Mad in Crafts. Nice to meet you!

    Vicki at
    http://www.rustyroostervintage.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great post! Your blog is so cool! Happy Autumn!

    www.oatmealandwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  16. i featured these tonight! thank you for linking up to mmm!

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  17. What a fun treat!! My kids would love these :)

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  18. ooohhhh link up these too!
    http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/10/week-3-halloween-recipes-and-linky.html

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  19. these look awesome!!! I just found your blog and love it! You have a new follower.

    xo

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  20. Those look awesome--I bet my oldest daughter would love them! :)

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  21. These are so cool (and kind of gross HA! :) What a fun and delicious idea!

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  22. Oops, forgot to say visiting from It's so very Cheri. :)

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  23. Ooooh! These are fantastic! Our family has been making peanut butter balls (or "Buckeyes") for years but never thought to make anything like this!! So fun!
    Happily visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

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  24. HOW FUN!! My class would LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing! visiting from It's So Very Cheri! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  25. Ooooh, creepy goodness! I may have to make these for my Girl Scout campout this weekend (good thing they have a great sense of humor)!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kathleen
    http://www.firefliesandfamily.blogspot.com

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  26. Those are perfect. (I'd like to see how your husbands "eyeball" turned out). he he. Found your link on It's So Very Cheri. Thanks for linking up!

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  27. What a cool idea! I love it. I'm going to make those eyeballs for a Halloween party . Thank you for sharing. Found your link on The house in the roses.

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  28. Peanut butter truffles=Yum.
    Eyeball truffles=Ack!

    Maybe I'll make them into pumpkins instead. :P

    BTW, I gave you an award!
    http://bigklittlea.blogspot.com/2010/10/woot-for-boost-of-self-esteem.html
    ~K

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  29. love these! I am going to tuck these away for Halloween inspiration! yummy and creepy!

    hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!
    party inspiration

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  30. Wow, those are almost too spooky for me to eat... almost.
    Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday.

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  31. Im your newest follower! Id love for you to check out my blog http://craftycierra.blogspot.com/ & follow me back! I would love to do a blog swap with you! If your interested, please email me at CierraLarsen@hotmail.com! Thanks!

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  32. I features this on my blog today..

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com
    I love them!

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  33. I just posted about making your recipe on my blog! These were such a big hit last year! Thanks again for the recipe! http://www.katiescucina.com/2011/10/peanut-butter-eyeball-truffles.html

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