Peanut Butter Halloween Eyeballs

Peanut butter eyeballs

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 24 to 32 servings
Yield: 24 to 32 candies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
117 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 to 32
Amount per serving
Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A Halloween variation on the popular candy called buckeyes, these peanut butter eyeballs will scare everyone at first sight. Once they realize the balls are actually sweet-and-salty candies, however, your costumed guests won't be able to stop eating them.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for peanut butter eyeballs
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  2. In the bowl of a large mixer, blend peanut butter and butter until creamy.

    Blend peanut butter and butter
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  3. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture and continue beating until it looks smooth.

    Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla
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  4. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or waxed paper.

    Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil
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  5. Using a spoon, scoop out balls of peanut butter and roll between your palms to get them as round as possible. Place on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm, about 30 to 45 minutes.

    Roll balls of peanut butter
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  6. Place the white chocolate coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir thoroughly until it's smooth.

    Melted white chocolate
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  7. Use dipping tools or a fork, dunk a peanut butter ball into the melted white chocolate. Let the excess coating drip back into the bowl. Place it back on the cookie sheet and proceed to dip the rest of the peanut butter balls.

    Peanut butter balls dipped in white chocolate
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  8. While the chocolate is still wet, press an M&M candy in the center of the ball.

    Press M&M candy into center of each ball
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  9. Return the eyes to the refrigerator to harden.

  10. When the eyeballs are firm, use the red decorator frosting or the red edible color marker to make squiggly blood vessels from the bottom to the top of the eyeballs.

    Decorate eyes (draw on veins)
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  11. Store the eyeballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and bring them to room temperature before serving.