Have you ever needed to make a Halloween treat in a hurry? Or maybe you just didn’t feel like spending the day in the kitchen? I’m certainly not against purchasing treats when I’m in a rush, but I keep a list of easy treats I can make at home. If I have the ingredients on hand, it’s easier than getting ready, driving to the store and getting stuck in the slowest line possible. Or maybe that only happens to me. Either way, this recipe belongs in my “cheater’s kitchen” category because I only use four ingredients to make these Bloodshot Eyeball Cookies. They come together quickly and look like I have fussed. What’s not to love? These can easily be made gluten free by substituting gluten free sandwich cookies for the Oreos.
I start with a package of vanilla cream filled sandwich cookies. I usually Double Stuff Vanilla Oreos, but you can use any flavor or use several different flavors for variety. I melt white chocolate and dip both sides of the cookies into the chocolate. Once the cookies are dipped, place them on a sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil and immediately press a candy eyeball into the white chocolate on one side of the cookie.
Once the candy coating is dry, about ten minutes, use gel icing to make squiggles on the cookie to resemble bloodshot lines extending from the eyeball. These cookies are very rich, but very tasty! Here’s some tips I’ve found to make the job easier.
Get all your supplies together before you begin. This is a biggie and really helps when you discover someone has moved the candy bark to a different place in the kitchen. Another tip to keep the chocolate from hardening, which was suggested by a reader, keep the chocolate in a slow cooker set on low. You can use any color of icing for the “bloodshot” effect, but gel icing works the best. I found the candy eyeballs in the Halloween section at Dollar General stores.
- 12 Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
- 4 ounces white chocolate bark, melted
- 12 candy eyeballs
- 1 package gel icing
- Dip both sides of cookies into candy bark. Place onto a piece of foil or waxed paper to harden. Immediately add a candy eyeball to one side of the cookie. When chocolate has hardened, use gel icing to add squiggly lines extending from eyeball.
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