The recipe is pretty straightforward, but also gets your hands messy which would probably make a great activity for kids!
(nicknamed by me)
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Ingredients and Supplies:
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
22 chocolate sandwich cookies
A handful of chocolate chips
2 cups white chocolate chips
Microwaveable measuring cup or small, deep bowl
1. Line the cookie sheet with waxed paper and set it aside.
2. Crush the sandwich cookies into fine crumbs. You can do this in a food processor, or seal them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
3. Combine the cookie crumbs and softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and stir until the ingredients are well combined.
4. With clean hands, roll half tablespoonfuls of the cookie mixture into balls (about 1 1/4-inch in diameter) and place them on the waxed paper. Use you thumb to make a shallow nickel-size depression in the top of each ball.
5. Chill the cookie balls until firm (about 1 hour).
6. Select a Lifesaver Gummy to use as an iris for each eyeball. Stretch the centers to enlarge the holes a bit and insert a chocolate chip, tip down, in each one. Set the irises aside for now.
7. Pour the white chocolate chips into the measuring cup or bowl and melt them in the microwave according to the directions on the package.
8. Insert a toothpick into one of the chilled cookie balls. Dip the ball into the melted white chocolate and then set it on the tray, using a second toothpick to hold it in place while you pull the first one out. Immediately set one of the irises atop the candy-coated ball and gently press it into the depression. Repeat this step with the rest of the cookie balls.
9. Allow the white chocolate coating to cool and harden before serving the eyeballs. You can speed up the process by chilling them on the tray for a few minutes. Store leftover eyeballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes a dozen or more.
Obviously we didn't use the Lifesaver Gummies or chocolate chips, but either way they were amazing.
I've said it 615,379 times, but I'll say it again:
these. are. amazing.
Erin made these for this year's Halloween Party and were a huge hit, so it only made sense to make them again at the very next opportunity. Maybe I'll make some for Christmas to bring to my in-laws :)
I'm finally getting around to editing my Halloween photos, so look for updates in the coming week!