Eyeballs. There is something that I find really squeamish about them. Whether it’s watching someone away to get a drill through their eye in a horror movie or years ago when an eye procedure was booked in at work, I would make myself scarce so I wouldn’t have to go into theatre so someone else would have to assist instead. Even getting my make up applied once I freaked out as they approached me with a mascara wand and told me to keep my eyes open. Just no! I can do it myself, thank you!! However these Marshmallow Monster Eyeballs I do like.
These are a Halloween version of Top Hats that were quite common at children’s parties and cake sales when I was younger. Do you still get these or are they now regarded ‘retro’ like cheese and pineapple hedgehogs?
These Marshmallow Monster Eyeballs are really easy to make and taste pretty good too. They are ideal party snacks for Halloween or to munch on while watching a scary film (without the eye drill scene). You could even add them to a hot chocolate and have an eyeball staring back at you.
Mini cupcake cases (or cake pop sticks if you prefer)
White chocolate (Go for a good quality one rather than cheap as it tastes less sickly. I used Green & Black’s)
Smarties or chocolate M&Ms
Red & black edible ink pens
Draw red lines on the marshmallow using the edible ink pen to give your ‘eye’ a bloodshot look. Draw a dot on the Smarties/M&Ms using the black edible ink pen to give pupils the ‘iris’
Break up your chocolate into a bowl and melt it over a hot pan or blast it in the microwave
Once the chocolate has melted, put a teaspoon of the chocolate into the bottom of the cupcake case and then place the marshmallow inside.
Put a drop of melted chocolate on the top of the marshmallow and stick on one of the Smarties/M&Ms
Place in a fridge until chocolate hardens
If you try out this recipe or anything else from my blog, I’d really love to hear any feedback!