Sharon is a certified Human Resources Manager with a passion for food writing. Halloween is an opportunity to make fun but scary treats!
Are you looking for a Halloween treats recipes that are simple, fun and scary? Well, These eyeball themed Halloween treats fit the bill and range from the super simple to the highly detailed and everything in between. So let's create some edible eyeballs for your Halloween party. Here's looking at you!
There are a variety of ways to prepare edible eyeballs. Some are perfect to serve at kids parties but also to set up as a fun activity for the party goers to make themselves. This will sure save you some time and keep the kids entertained.
Let's not forget the adults because eyeballs can be served as a healthy and elegant meal. Yes really! Take a look at the Caprese recipe for a prime example of a striking eyeball display.
Halloween Treats To Make: Caprese Eyeballs
Healthy and Scary All at Once
Don't these appetizers look realistic? Are you having a dinner party to celebrate Halloween? These edible eyeballs are as delicious as they are authentic looking. These can be beautifully displayed and served on a large platter. This recipe is easy to put together and very healthy for kids and adults alike. It's particularly stylish for an adult dinner party.
You really get the feeling that all eyes are on you don't you? Impress your guests with this platter of eyes. You can learn how to put this plate together at Halloween Eyeball Caprese.
Eyeballs in Your Drink
It's easy to prepare these eyes and then place them in a bowl of murky water for instant drama. This recipe is "no cook" and easy to prepare.
The eyes are made from radishes and olives so the kids may not take to them and perhaps not even some adults. Even if they don't get eaten they do make a great decoration for the serving table.
Follow the recipe below to kick it up a notch. There is also video demonstration of how to make these as a Halloween party martini drink.
- 12 Radishes
- 12 Green Olives with pimiento
- First peel the radishes leaving behind some long thin skin fragments to give the look of blood vessels in the eye. The thinner these are peeled the more realistic they will look!
- Now using a small knife or the tip of a vegetable peeler, dig out a small area at the top of the radish the size of your olives.
- Place your olives firmly into the hole with the pimento side facing upwards.
- Yup, you're done wasn't that easy? Now let's eat them. Okay, these are not going to be popular with the kids and frankly most adults, but they are great accents and so easy and fun. Think of this recipe as more of a craft and check out the demonstration below.......
Radish Eyeballs Demonstration
Super easy eyeball garnish for your drinks. The step-by-step instructions for making a martini with these radish eyeballs demonstrated here.
Baked Cheese Eyeballs - Yummy!
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 c. all purpose flour
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 tbsp (1/2 cup) chilled butter
- cut up into cubes
- 24 olives with pimento
- Mix the salt, paprika, and flour together and set aside
- Put the cheddar cheese and butter in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
- While the machine is running, slowly pour the flour mix into the feed tube and stop as soon as the mixture appears combined. Do not over-process.
- Take about 1 teaspoon of the mixture and form it around an olive completely with the exception of leaving the large end with the pimento facing outward. Place on a baking sheet with "eye" (pimento part) looking upward at a slight angle.
- Repeat for all of the olives and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Note: The eyeballs can be frozen by being placed in the freezer uncovered and once frozen, put in a freezer bag making sure to squeeze out all the air, and seal firmly. Bring them to below room temperature before baking they should be cold but not frozen.
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and bake the eyeballs in a 400 degree F preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
- Serve warm! These are great for a make ahead treat. And the kids will love them.
Carrot Eyeballs - Super Simple
- 6 Carrots
- Spreadable cream cheese
- Pitted black olives
- Peel and cut the carrots into one inch chunks
- Top each carrot with a tiny scoop of cream cheese
- Top the cream cheese with a black olive cut in half
- Voila, a platter full of eyes, jeepers creepers where you get those peepers!
Gluten Free Halloween Eyeballs
If you or someone you love is on a gluten free diet, no worries! Here are some scary gluten free Halloween eyeballs.
How to Make Jello Eyeballs
Jeepers Creepers Where Did Ya Get Those PEEPERS! - Where Did Ya Get Those EYES!
Now, I don't care what the weather man says
When the weatherman says it's raining you'll never hear me complaining
I'm certain the sun will shine, I don't care how the weather vane points
When the weather vane points to gloomy, it's gonna be sunny to me, when your eyes look into mine
Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?
Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?
Gosh all git up, how'd they get so lit up?
Gosh all git up, how'd they get that size?
Golly gee! when you turn those heaters on, woe is me
Got to get my cheaters on
Jeepers Creepers where'd ya get those peepers?
On, those weepers how they hypnotize, where'd ya get those eyes?
Where'd ya get those eyes?
Where'd ya get those eyes?
Halloween Recipes: More Than Eyeballs
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Will You Try These Eyeball Recipes? - WILL YOU?
PaigSr from State of Confusion on October 29, 2014:
When voting on this type of snacks the eyes have it. Sorry puns are always fun. And by the looks of things so might these. Only one way to find out. And that is to make some.
TapIn2U on October 25, 2013:
Want something scary and yummy at the same to spice up you Halloween party? Try this! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)
Giovanna from UK on October 14, 2013:
OK your lens was starting to creep me out by the end! lol. Eyeballs have a way of doing that. Brilliant recipes -easy and such fun. Great lens -thanks for the ideas. Boooooo!
Takkhis on October 13, 2013:
It is just a great idea for Halloween, thanks for sharing :)
victoriahaneveer on October 24, 2012:
Those Italian eyeballs are hilarious! Got to make those!
chas65 on October 21, 2012:
Thanks for the originality of a very different Halloween article.
EMangl on September 19, 2012:
haha, they l00k great :-)
Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on September 18, 2012:
Very cool eyeballs! Man, they look real, too! Yikes! I appreciate the inclusion of GF ~ that's bonus with me! My grown up, adult son would really love these! He would be shocked if I made them, though! Very cool lens! B : )
gatornic15 on September 06, 2012:
I don't think I can handle eating eyeballs, even the fake ones, but my teenage son would definitely love the idea...Blessed
JoshK47 on September 06, 2012:
I very well may! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!
The Falcon Press from Los Angeles, California on September 03, 2012:
I probably will if I finally have a Halloween party!
CozyKitty on September 02, 2012:
If time & tide permit, I'll definitely try some of these. Bloody/bloodshot eyeballs are a classic for halloween!
banapple on September 02, 2012:
Yes, they will go perfectly with the spiderweb deviled eggs I'm going to make :)