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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs

peanutbutter eyeballs

I’ve been making these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs for my family every Halloween for the last 15 years or so.  And even though my son is almost 21, he still asks for them. These are the perfect Halloween treat!

I know there is nothing really farm to table-y about this recipe… it’s just that it’s Halloween and I love Halloween and your family and friends will love these.  Of course, except for the gel and the mini chocolate chips, I used all organic ingredients so that should help you feel less guilty… I know it helps me justify eating 10 of these.

First, you’ll want to cream together the peanut butter and butter…

peanut butter eyeballs

And add in the vanilla and powdered sugar…

peanut butter eyeballs

Roll into balls and stick in the ‘fridge until they firm up. (These eyeballs are about .6-.7 ounces)

peanut butter eyeballs

Once they’ve been chilled, you’ll want to dip them into your melted white chocolate, leaving a little of the brown showing through for the eyeball color.  This is best done with a toothpick.  You’ll be sticking a mini chocolate chip in each toothpick hole, so don’t worry about that.

peanut butter eyeballs

Add the gel to make them look bloodshot and you’re done.

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peanut butter eyeballs

Does anyone know a good source for organic mini chocolate chips or food gels?  And if anyone uses a different nut butter please share how that turned out in the comments below. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs

approx 40 eyeballs

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1 lb white chocolate
  • mini chocolate chips
  • red food gel

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter and peanut butter together until creamy
  2. Add the vanilla
  3. Add the shifted powdered sugar, and mix well
  4. Form balls, approx 1 inch (or .6-.7 oz if you have a digital scale) and refrigerate until firm.
  5. Melt the white chocolate and keep warm over a double broiler
  6. Insert a toothpick into the center of a ball and dip into the white chocolate until all but a bit of peanut butter is covered
  7. Shake off excess chocolate and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet to firm up
  8. Add a mini chocolate chip, tip side down, into the hole of each eyeball
  9. Decorate with red food gel to make them bloodshot

Notes

I think I originally found this recipe in a Martha Stewart magazine

http://farmtotablela.com/peanut-butter-and-chocolate-eyeballs/

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10 Comments

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    Bill
    October 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    So fun, Karen! I love peanut butter, so this “kid” would totally eat 10 of these too! Have a great Halloween!

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      Farm to Table
      October 31, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Truly addictive and fun for a party… even for grown-ups! 😉

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