Here’s looking at you: creepy eyeball snacks
Attention guys and ghouls: It’s time to start planning for Halloween.
Who doesn’t love eyeball food? We’ve just ordered this eyeball mold, which uses a base of JELL-O or custom-flavored gelatin, should you want a savory flavor.
The irises and pupils are made with colored plain gelatin. The veins are dabbed on with food coloring. Here’s a recipe.
Instead of sweet eyeballs, you can make savory ones (to garnish a Bloody Mary, for example). Substitute the sugar and lemon extract in the recipe with garlic salt and a dash of hot sauce. (We haven’t made them this way before, so you should try a test batch to finalize the proportions.)
Ways To Serve Eyeball Food
Serve your eyeball food on a platter or atop lollipop sticks, which can also be inserted into cocktails.
CupcakeTower.com sells cake pop stands to hold the eyeball pops upright. You can create a tiered eyeball pop tower or buy a single tier to pass around as a tray.
Ice Cream Eyeball Food
You can make ice cream eyeballs by scooping vanilla ice cream with a cookie dough scoop.
1. Wear plastic gloves to better shape the ice cream balls. Use a spatula to smooth out a flat bottom so the eyeballs will stand without rolling around.
Call it “eyes cream.”
Dig Into Some Brains
Get a brain mold and use it to mold JELL-O, or pack it with vanilla ice cream.
Return the ice cream brain to the freezer for an hour or two. Unmold and create red “blood” streaks with a Q-tip and food color. Return to freezer until ready to serve.
Brains and eyeballs: great Halloween fare!
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