Eerie eyeball pops

Eerie eyeball pops

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 10

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per pop

kcalories
242
protein
4g
carbs
28g
fat
13g
saturates
7g
fibre
1g
sugar
24g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 100g/4oz Madeira cake
  • 100g Oreo cookies
  • 100g bar milk chocolate, melted
  • 200g bar white chocolate, melted
  • few Smarties and icing pens, to decorate

You will also need

  • 10 wooden skewers
  • ½ small pumpkin or butternut squash, deseeded, to stand pops in

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Method

  1. Break the Madeira cake and cookies into the bowl of a food processor, pour in the melted milk chocolate and whizz to combine.
  2. Tip the mixture into a bowl, then use your hands to roll into about 10 walnut-sized balls. Chill for 2 hrs until really firm.
  3. Push a skewer into each ball, then carefully spoon the white chocolate over the cake balls to completely cover. Stand the cake pops in the pumpkin, then press a Smartie onto the surface while wet. Chill again until the chocolate has set. Before serving, using the icing pens, add a pupil to each Smartie and wiggly red veins to the eyeballs.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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flirtinflight's picture
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I made these for a halloween party I held. They were very fiddily to make, and the comments about the eyeballs not being as white as in the picture are true - but then white chocolate is never that white. But they were still very impressive and I was very pleased with the end result.

serenaottaway's picture

Made these with my daughter. As said above, quite fiddly and the white chocolate was dripping everywhere. They tasted lovely though, very rich, my husband could only manage 1 bite! The children loved them.

ballyoosh's picture
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My sister-in-law made these for halloween, tasted lovely and looked as they did in the picture, recommend they are taken out of the fridge 30mins before serving.

lyncha1's picture

These look great when finished. Wish I'd read the comments before attempting them. Had a problem getting the lollipop stick in & a few broke in two. Next time I will put the lollipop sticks in before chilling the balls. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love these. Kids loved making them for Halloween.

richardsutton's picture

A good idea, but it should be noted that only white cooking chocolate should be used! Vegetable oils in non cooking white chocolate leaves a lumpy consistency - unless you want to make eyes that have worts. . .

vrog's picture
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Sadly, this was not a fun activity with the children. The sticks wouldn't go into the balls after chilling and some balls shattered. The white chocolate was too fiddly - Smarties fell off if it was too runny and wouldn't stay on if it was too set. The 2 chilling times made it a long activity, but that was my fault for not reading it properly beforehand!
Children enjoyed eating them though.

andreathomson's picture
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My kids really enjoyed making these for our halloween party tomorrow. I like the way the vanilla filling in the Oreos adds an extra flavour to the chocolate, and the madeira cake crumbs (we used a cheap ready-made one) make the mixture nice and soft and easy to mould. Very more-ish!

frumpyfroggy's picture
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Made these today with my son. They were really easy to make. White chocolate was a bit of a pain, couldn't get it really smooth looking like in the pic, but they look really good. I found them very sweet (i don't really eat sweet stuff), but the kids loved them. Will be making for next halloween.

cowenbrown's picture

These are quite messy to make and they don't turn out quite as good looking as the photo but they are really yummy and the children thought they were cool. Would make again.

gardener27's picture
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Love this recipe. Although it is more time consuming then I thought, it has been great fun to do and a resounding success. Everyone thinks these are wonderful. And they taste delightful too. I will be making these again.

mamaliv's picture
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I actually followed the recipe exactly, which is not something I usually manage to do. It was more fiddly than it seemed and took longer to prepare then I'd thought. As with the previous comment (which I only just now read), the white chocolate was difficult to work with and dripped everywhere and didn't cover as "whitely" as the photo implies. Also, careful not to chill the balls too hard before attempting the skewer them. I skewered my index finger, which didn't help my attitude at all. Still, it got raves at the party and the kids did enjoy them. I'll definitely make them again.

misswestern's picture

this recipe doesn't look like the picture at all, the white chocolate is difficult to handle. Fun to do but a little disappointing.

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