Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Your Halloween party  guests won’t be able to take their eyes off these creepy eyeballs.

Blood Shot Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Scare these up for your Halloween Party guests!           Photo by BHG.com

To make, stir together 1/2 cup peanut butter, while gradually adding 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, stirring until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper until dry.

Melt 8 ounces of vanilla white candy coating in a heavy saucepan; stirring over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly.

Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Place on waxed paper; let stand until coating is firm.

Using a small paintbrush, paint red food coloring on the coated peanut butter balls to look like veins, and pipe on small dots of black icing for pupils.

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Photo by Sam Kaplan
Recipe courtesy Michelle Buffardi for Cooking Channel
 

Yield: 1 Cheeseball

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredding cheddar
  • 3 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. salsa
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeño
  • Tortilla chips or crackers
  • Bell pepper

 

Directions:

  1. With a mixer, blend room-temperature cream cheese with shredded cheddar, minced onion, salsa, ground cumin and minced jalapeno.
  2. Scoop onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form the mixture into a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball; chill at least 2 hours.
  3. To serve, unwrap, roll in crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips and press a bell pepper stem into the top.