Eerie Eyeballs for Halloween
100 Main Ingredient: Dairy*Sugar Cuisine: American
3 oz (small box) lemon gelatin (can be sugar-free if you want)
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup hot water
1 cup pineapple juice
8 oz of cream cheese (can be low fat/Neufchatel)
Black food coloring
TipsIf you are using the melonballer method, you might need to add one package of plain gelatin to your mixture to make it firmer.
Nutrition Factsper serving of 10-15 persons
Step 1In a 1 cup of water in a double boiler dissolve lemon gelatin, then add marshmallows stirring till it melts.
Step 2Remove the mixture from heat.
Step 3Add the pineapple juice and the cream cheese.
Step 4Beat the mixture until it is well blended and let it cool slightly.
Step 5Use a truffle candy mold or round ice cube trays.
Step 6Spray them with a non-stick cooking spray and then pour the mixture in the molds and let it set in the fridge.
Step 7**You can also try to the mixture pour into a deep ceramic dish let it set and chill until thickened and firm enough to makes use into eyeballs by scooping. If using this method, use a melon ball scooper to scoop full balls of the mixture then set aside for decoration later.
Step 8Use liquid food coloring for decorating and use an old detail paintbrush and to paint and get creative.
Step 9Black food coloring for the pupils is needed.
Step 10If in a hurry, you can carefully dip the ball in a small pool of food coloring to approximate the iris, but still paint on the pupils.
Step 11This method can be used instead of painting the irises.
Step 12You can also make a small hole and insert a blueberry in it as the iris.
Definitely a bit more on the creepy recipe side. I served them in a tray full of red jello just like the picture. The only thing I’d do a little differently is maybe to try coconut juice/water instead of pineapple. They came out a touch too yellow and I was looking for spooky eyeballs not jaundiced 😉
This is a super fun recipe to use for Halloween. I am saving this one for next year and when I have a party everyone will love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Yay! I’m such a Halloween fan. I start planning the holiday and my Halloween menu for the next year the following day. I hope you enjoy this Halloween recipe.
This really looks gross and creepy good idea for Halloween !
That’s exactly what we were aiming for. Creepy enough to gross you out…but fun enough that kids would love this Halloween recipe 🙂
This is creepy but I would totally make it for Halloween! It would be a big hit at a Halloween party! Thanks so much for sharing!