Eerie eyeball pops

Eerie eyeball pops

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling


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: per pop

  • kcal242
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 100g/4oz madeira cake
  • 100g Oreo cookie
  • 100g bar milk chocolate, melted
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 200g bar white chocolate, melted
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 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



    Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…


  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.

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8th Dec, 2012
A bit fiddly but worth the effort...the kids loved them! I put two layers of chocolate on letting one layer dry first. They still didn't look like the picture but they were good enough to make an impression!
27th Nov, 2012
followed the recipe exactly, but just didnt work out like the photo at all! haha the mix was obviously set in the fridge and when i went to put the skewer in and dip it in the chocolate, the whole mix just collapsed, so only managed to make 4 in the end :( but they tasted delicious, so not a total let down :)
17th Nov, 2012
tasted good but after chilling were very hard. Melted white chocolate was hard to use as not runny, think you need double amount so you can dip whole ball in to cover. Was a long activity. Unfortunately we didnt finish and ended up using the oreo balls to dip into chocolate fondue with strawberrys grapes and marshmellows!!!
10th Nov, 2012
Oh, and I also froze the cake pops before dipping which also helped to set the chocolate quickly.
10th Nov, 2012
I made these to hand out to the kids on Halloween and they were a huge success. I left the white chocolate to cool for about 5 minutes before dipping and it worked very well. I laid them on greaseproof paper and then just used a knife to trim off the excess that gathered at the back.
8th Nov, 2012
Looked brilliant when done but I agree with the above that they are fiddly to make and do take a long time. If you've got the patience to sit a twizzle the pops for 10 minutes each whilst the white chocolate sets so that they're covered evenly they do look really great though and are so effective for gruesome treats for kids on haloween! I'd make them again but leave myself a lot more time to prepare!
7th Nov, 2012
Yes they are a bit fiddly and they look a bit different but they're still good fun and the kids LOVED them. Will def make them again. I used left over sponge cake I had in the freezer and since i don't have a food processer, I would suggest you bash the biscuits with a rolling pin and then mix them into the chocolate with the crumbled cake; it works just as well.
3rd Nov, 2012
I made these and had lots of compliments on the look of them. I skewered them before chilling and didn't have any problems!
3rd Nov, 2012
These were great fun to make although a little time consuming. I bought proper lolly sticks to make these and put them into the balls before chilling. I also dipped the pops twice in the white chocolate to get a nice even coverage. They were messy to dip and dip drip everywhere but end result was great and tasty too. The children loved them.
2nd Nov, 2012
I found the cake balls quite hard so pre made a hole using a metal skewer and dipped cake pop stick into chocolate to act as glue.. Then used normal white chocolate, I put cake pops into some polystyrene while drip drying (I put them outside which seemed to wok well I.e less drips) and then dipped again. Obviously need double the amount of chocolate stated... Worked brilliantly!! Am V pleased with results :-)


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