These Eyeball Oreo Bites are a spooky, and delicious, Halloween treat!
September is flying by and I’m already thinking about Halloween. Every year we host a big Halloween party where we dress up in fun costumes, eat awesome food, and pretend we’re in our 20s again. Since we’re getting old, and my bedtime is usually around 11 pm, the next day is a little rough, but it is totally worth it. Coming up with fun, and tasty, treats for the party is always the best part and since I know a lot of you are probably planning/attending your own parties today I’m going to share my Oreo Eyeball Bites with you. They are super-creepy and amazingly delicious!
You just need a few simple ingredients to make your Oreo eyeballs, a bag of Oreo cookies (try not to eat too many before you make your balls…I might know someone who did that. Don’t judge me!), cream cheese, a bag of Lifesavers Gummies, white candy melts, red candy melts, and chocolate chips. You start by making the Oreo balls. Crush the cookies and combine them with the cream cheese then roll them into balls like you are making a truffle. Then stick them in the freezer for 20 minutes so they are super cold.
Next is the coating. I use candy melts, or almond bark, rather than white chocolate because it melts, and coats, much more smoothly. I learned this lesson the hard way so trust me on this one. Chop the melts up and put them in a coffee mug, or any microwaveable container. I like a tall, narrow container because I want to be able to fill it high enough that I completely submerge my ball, keeping the container narrow means I don’t have to use as much candy to fill the container high enough to do that. Put the ball on a fork or spoon ( I used a spoon here but a fork works the best) and dip it into the melted candy coating, then pull it out and tap the spoon/fork against the edge of your mug to get off as much excess coating as possible.
Then you drop it on a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet and press a Lifesaver Gummy into it, and then press a chocolate chip into the center of the gummi. I work in batches of 5, keeping the other Oreo balls in the freezer so they will stay cold. It sounds like a lot of work but it goes really quickly once you get in the rhythm. Now, you can stop here, but if you want to add extra creep factor melt some red candy melts and put the melted candy in a plastic sandwich baggie. Snip a very small piece off of one corner and use that to pipe red veins on the eyes.
Awesome right? They taste as good as they look, and you can make them several weeks in advance and store them in the freezer. It takes a lot of pressure off of you when you’re getting ready for a party and you’re guests are going to love them.
- 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
- 1 package Oreo Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 16 oz White Candy Melts or Almond Bark
- 8 oz Red Candy Melts
- 1 package Lifesavers Gummies
- 80 Chocolate Chips
- Mix crushed Oreo cookies with cream cheese until thoroughly blended together.
- Shape into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
- Working in batches of 5 (leaving the rest in the freezer) dip the balls in the melted white candy melts.
- Place dipped balls on a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.
- Add 1 Lifesaver Gummi to each ball and press 1 chocolate chip into the center of the gummi.
- Melt red candy melts and pour into a plastic sandwich bag.
- Cut a small hole in one corner and use the bag to pipe red lines on the balls.
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