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Wednesday, September 04, 2013




Peanut Butter Eyeballs


Peanut Butter Eyeballs are a fun, easy Halloween candy recipe for kids and adults alike! You'll love these salty and sweet peanut butter balls, decorated to look like bloodshot eyeballs. You might recognize these as a variation of the popular candy called Buckeyes.

Ingredients:
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1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3 TB butter, chopped
1.25 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces white chocolate candy coating
1 small bag candy-coated chocolate pieces, like M&Ms
red decorating frosting or red edible color marker
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Instructions:
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In a large mixer bowl, blend peanut butter and butter until creamy.
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Add powdered sugar and vanilla to peanut butter mixture and continue beating until it looks smooth.
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Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or waxed paper.
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Using a spoon, scoop out balls of peanut butter and roll between your palms to get them as round as possible.
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Place on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm, about 30-45 minutes.
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Place the white chocolate coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir thoroughly until it is smooth.
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Use dipping tools or a fork to dip a peanut butter ball into the melted white chocolate. Take it from the bowl and let the excess coating drip back into the bowl.
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Replace it on the cookie sheet and proceed to dip the rest of the peanut butter balls.
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While the chocolate is still wet, press an M&M candy in the center of the ball.
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Return the eyes to the refrigerator to harden.
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When the eyeballs are firm, use the red decorator frosting or the red edible color marker to make squiggly blood vessels from the bottom to the top of the eyeballs.
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Store Peanut Butter Eyeballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, and bring them to room temperature before serving.
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