Halloween-Themed White Chocolate Eyeball Recipe

Updated on November 18, 2019
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Decorating and entertaining for special occasions gives me great joy. I love to share some of my more creative ideas.

How about serving these white chocolate eyeballs at your Halloween party?
How about serving these white chocolate eyeballs at your Halloween party? | Source

Gory White Chocolate Eyeball Treats

Spooky little white chocolate eyeballs stare up at you. Put them in a strawberry or raspberry sauce to give them an extra touch of horror. These truffle-like treats are quick and easy to make and require only a few ingredients. Oh, yes, and they taste amazing, too.

Many years ago, my cousin made these little delights for Christmas—minus the eyeball and in dark chocolate. They are very sweet and were served with the dessert, espresso, and cordial course of our big Italian family meal.

We all inhaled them.

I have adapted her recipe here to make it creepy.

Note: You can also make this white chocolate candy recipe any time of year—just leave off the iris and pupil decoration!

Makeshift double boiler for melting chocolate
Makeshift double boiler for melting chocolate | Source

Use a Double Boiler (or Create a Makeshift One)

In order to keep the mixture from burning, you need to melt the candy in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can create a makeshift one by setting a smaller pot inside a larger pot of water. I used a 3-quart pot inside a 4-quart pot. A 2-quart nested inside a 3-quart would also work.

Be careful to only put an inch or so of water in the larger pot. You don't want it to boil up and splash and burn you. You just want to keep the upper pot from touching the heat source directly.

Also, use a long-handled cooking spoon, rather than a short-handled tablespoon. This will keep your arms from being burned from any escaping steam.

White chocolate eyeballs look icky . . . but good
White chocolate eyeballs look icky . . . but good | Source

So Easy to Make!

Don't let the total time scare you. These are super easy. The total time includes chill time.

I would suggest that an adult does the cooking. But rolling the eyeballs and decorating is something that you can do with your children.

Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours
Yields: 18 eyeballs (2 per person)


  • 1 oz strawberry syrup
  • 12 ounces white morsels (they aren't labeled white chocolate)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 36 mini chocolate chips
  • 1 drop blue or green food coloring

Step 1: Prepare the White Chocolate

  1. Pour the condensed milk into the top pot. Stir in the white chocolate morsels. Cover.
  2. Set the stove on high, but watch the pot for a while. You don't want it so hot that the water in bottom pot boils over. Adjust as necessary.
  3. Stir occasionally. Really. You don't have to stand over it.
  4. When all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove it from the heat. Let it cool about 10 minutes and scoop out a scant 1/4 cup of the mixture into a small cup or bowl. Put 1 drop of green or blue food coloring in the cup and stir (see photo). Put this in the refrigerator.
  5. Put the pot of uncolored mixture in the refrigerator until it is cold (about 30 minutes).

Ounce to Gram Converter

1 cup = 8 ounces

Step 2: Make the Iris

The blue mixture is in a smaller dish, which means it will chill first. This mixture should be cold to the touch after about 15 minutes.

  1. Take out little pinches of the blue mixture and roll it into a pea-sized ball. Then, flatten the ball by pressing on it with your index finger (see photo).
  2. Make about 36 of these.
  3. Put these back in the refrigerator to keep cool.

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Make the iris by flattening pea-sized balls of blue mixture
Make the iris by flattening pea-sized balls of blue mixture
Make the iris by flattening pea-sized balls of blue mixture | Source

Step 3: Make the Sclera (White Part of the Eye)

The white mixture should feel cold to the touch before you begin to work with it.

  1. Scoop about a heaping teaspoon of the mixture out and roll it between your hands into approximately 1-inch balls.
  2. Different white chocolate morsels and condensed milk may react differently. If the balls are not holding their shape and start to melt into blobs; then the mixture may not be cold enough. Try chilling the plate you are putting them on. Another fix is to dust your hands with a little bit of confectioners sugar and work it into the eyeball.

Assembling the eyeballs
Assembling the eyeballs | Source

Step 4: Assembly (the Fun Part!)

  1. Take the flattened blue dots and plop them on the white truffles.
  2. Put a mini chocolate chip in the middle of each one to form the pupil.

Bloody strawberry
Bloody strawberry | Source

Step 5: The Creepy Finale

For the finale, we need to discuss the presentation. Let's make it look icky.

I prefer to use a white or clear plate for this, so the eyeballs really pop.

  1. Plop a drop of strawberry syrup everywhere you are going to place an eyeball. Drizzle a little running down the rim in droplets.
  2. Place an eyeball on the strawberry syrup drop.
  3. If you want to be a little more ghoulish, drizzle some on the eyeballs.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until almost ready to serve. They shouldn't be ice cold when served so take them out a little before serving time.

5 stars from 1 rating of Halloween-Themed White Chocolate Eyeballs

Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?

Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?"

— Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Questions & Answers

    © 2011 Ellen Gregory

    What do you think of these eyeballs? I always love to hear from you!

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      • DIY Mary profile image

        DIY Mary 

        7 years ago

        This eye candy recipe looks fun and delicious!

      • HenkWillemse profile image


        7 years ago

        Really a fun recipe and great for Halloween parties.

      • Faye Rutledge profile image

        Faye Rutledge 

        7 years ago from Concord VA

        Now these are eyeballs I could go for!

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        7 years ago

        Thanks for sharing these information.

      • Rangoon House profile image


        7 years ago from Australia

        Happy Halloween!

      • LiteraryMind profile imageAUTHOR

        Ellen Gregory 

        7 years ago from Connecticut, USA

        @anonymous: I can only guess, I never had that problem. Are you sure you used the right amount of condensed milk to white chocolate morsels? It's condensed milk --not evaporated milk. Then the mixture has to be really chilled. Maybe your kitchen is very warm. Try rolling them into balls a few at a time and putting the rolled balls into the refrigerator while you work on the rest of them.

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        7 years ago

        I attempted to make these for a halloween party at work...I followed your recipe exactly but when I went to roll them into balls they stayed round for a few seconds but then they fell and looked like someone had ran them over...I even chilled my plate...What could I have done wrong???

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        fungusclinic lm 

        7 years ago

        Thanks for giving something special recipe and it looks really interesting.

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        7 years ago

        Thanks for this White Chocolate Eyeball Recipe . This is terrific! ~Blessed~

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        7 years ago

        They can be done in different eyeball colors ;)

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        7 years ago

        My grandsons would love these.

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        7 years ago

        is this tastes good too?

      • LilyBird profile image


        7 years ago

        Those are really creepy. Great for Halloween. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

      • ShineRita profile image


        7 years ago

        This looks very special, but I don't think I will eat them.

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        7 years ago

        I looveee eye balls LOL !

        Thanks for sharing the recipe here !

      • Rowangaia profile image


        7 years ago

        I have to try this recipe: thanks!

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        7 years ago

        Absolutely Gruesome! But I suspect that I could enjoy them if I where bold enough to try. And that first picture looks very squidooish. Good work!

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        7 years ago

        This looks very special, I think I will try to see. :)

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        7 years ago

        I think this is the real meaning of eye candy! Blessed!

      • VspaBotanicals profile image


        7 years ago

        Really neat idea.

      • XxSadieLadyxX profile image


        7 years ago

        Great Lense!

      • XxSadieLadyxX profile image


        7 years ago

        Great Lense!

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        7 years ago

        Love that it's made out of chocolate! (That's the best part, course)!

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        7 years ago

        I will make these for our annual Halloween party this year! Fun recipe.

      • CozyKitty profile image


        7 years ago

        Deliciously disgusting! LOL - "Eye Candy" - literally hahahaha ... :)

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        Sharon Bellissimo 

        7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

        This is great, I have a lens on Halloween Eyeballs too, I will add this one to it!

      • queenofduvetcover profile image


        7 years ago

        I would definitely eat those type of eyeballs lol Nice lens.

      • WriterJanis2 profile image


        7 years ago

        These look so creepy and gross. Perfect! Blessed!

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        Susan Deppner 

        7 years ago from Arkansas USA

        Jeepers, creepers, what a fabulous lens!

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

        7 years ago from United States

        These are so icky, gross and awesome for Halloween!

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        7 years ago

        I can't wait to make these for my son when he is a little older :) Thank you!

      • jolou profile image


        7 years ago

        What a creative idea. I bet kids would love to make these.

      • gatornic15 profile image


        7 years ago

        A great idea for a Halloween party...Blessed

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        FallenAngel 483 

        7 years ago

        Looks really easy to make these and I have a sweet tooth. Might try making some for Halloween this year. They look ideal for parties.

      • Millionairemomma profile image


        7 years ago

        The title caught my attention but I'll use this in October, thank you! Looks yummy!

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        7 years ago

        What a wonderfully fun, spooky idea! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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        Stephanie Tietjen 

        8 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

        These are great fun and I love white chocolate. I wish Halloween wasn't so far away... Thanks for some great ideas.

      • Inkhand profile image


        8 years ago

        These spooky eye-candy looks so real, great lens.

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        8 years ago

        It's been an eye-opening experience, for sure! I'm thinking this would be cool to have eyeballs in all the colors of your party guests > here's lookin' at you kid!! [and you and you ...]

      • spartakct profile image


        8 years ago

        nice lens! liked it!

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        8 years ago

        Easy and tasty addition to any Halloween party.

      • bechand profile image


        8 years ago

        I like the looks of these - would rock at a party

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        8 years ago

        "Little Eye Candy", I think I heard you laugh when you came up with that and well done with so much fun!

        Now this fits that party your friends go to, my security word is "bugworm", Squidoo just seems to know these things!

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        8 years ago

        liked your lens, like it so much I gave ya a 'thumbs up'!

      • dwnovacek profile image


        8 years ago

        Absolutely disgusting.... which makes them absolutely wonderful for Halloween! Love this lens!

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        8 years ago

        Those chocolate eyeballs look delicious - I want some. Someone had a cat litter with poo cake - now that was gross! Now need some cook those choceyes! LOL

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        Wendy Leanne 

        8 years ago from Texas

        They look really yuck, but sound yummy. Love it! =)

      • LiteraryMind profile imageAUTHOR

        Ellen Gregory 

        8 years ago from Connecticut, USA

        @catbehaviors: Thanks for your comments-- I will check out your peanut butter ones.

      • Staceysk profile image


        8 years ago

        I will be trying these they sound yummy.

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        Winter52 LM 

        8 years ago

        These are indeed... spooky! Love it ;)

      • catbehaviors profile image


        8 years ago

        I made some similar eyeballs, except they were made with peanut butter, last year. This looks like a wonderful recipe!

      • hlkljgk profile image


        8 years ago from Western Mass

        ew and awesome. :)

      • sousababy profile image


        8 years ago

        Ha, these are great - love the eyeballs (I've seen lots of eyeballs in my life). Great lens, keep 'em coming.

      • Elsie Hagley profile image

        Elsie Hagley 

        8 years ago from New Zealand

        Great Lens, I feel like one of those eyeballs now. Thanks for sharing.


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