Eerie eyeball pops

Eerie eyeball pops

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

    pump-kin

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

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.

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leoniedre
2nd Nov, 2012
I used n
flirtinflight
2nd Nov, 2012
4.05
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
1st Nov, 2012
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
31st Oct, 2012
4.05
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
31st Oct, 2012
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
31st Oct, 2012
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. . .
Honeygran
31st Oct, 2012
2.05
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
30th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
30th Oct, 2012
4.05
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
30th Oct, 2012
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.

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