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FALL CELEBRATION….PIRATE FOOD SUGGESTION:
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#1 ASI pirate Cookie Recipe: Eyeball Donuts
Allright… donuts aren’t exactly cookies. But they’re close enough for us! This is one of the easiest Pirate treats/cookie recipes you could possibly make– it’s no bake, and really fun to make with the kids. Just go down to Dunkin’ Donuts or wherever, buy some donut holes, and pick up some white chocolate on your way home. The hard part is done– and the rest of it is a ton of fun.
Want to do a whole eyeball theme for you Halloween party? Then make our deviled eyeballs, too!
Makes 24 eyeballs.
2 dozen plain donut holes
12 oz. white chocolate chips, melted
Blue and green food coloring
24 semi-sweet chocolate chips
Red gel decorator’s frosting
Instructions: 1. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
2. Place one donut hole on a skewer and dip into melted white chocolate, rolling to coat. Let excess chocolate drip away.
3. Place on waxed paper to set.
4. Repeat with remaining donut holes.
5. Divide remaining white chocolate into two batches. To one batch, add green food coloring. To the other, add blue.
6. Make a small, round iris on one chocolate-covered donut hole. Immediately add the chocolate chip “pupil” (you can also use mini chips).
7. Repeat with the rest of your “eyeballs,” making half green eyes and half blue. Or simply make them all one color.
8. Paint on irritated red “veins” using red gel decorator’s frosting.
#2 ASI pirate Snack Recipe: Creepy Deviled Eyeballs
If you like deviled eggs, you’ll love these deviled eyeballs. This is one of those fun pirate recipe ideas that’s easy to make, tastes great, and looks terrific on your Halloween food table.
You can adjust the amounts as desired– this is a very flexible recipe, and you can add pretty much whatever you like.
If you want to copy the presentation I show here, you can find a similar ceramic spiderweb platter here.
12 hard boiled eggs
1/2 C. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
2 green onions, finely minced
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
blue food coloring, as needed
red paste food coloring, as needed
24 slices of black olives
pimentos or fresh red peppers
Instructions: 1. Peel the hard boiled eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks out into a medium bowl and reserve the whites until needed.
2. With the back of a fork, mash the yolks until smooth.
3. Add mayo, onions, parsley, mustard, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well.
4. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to turn the yellow mixture a soft green.
5. Spoon green yolk mixture into the cavity in each white half, dividing evenly.
5. On top of each yolk filling, place one black olive slice. Add a small piece of pimento or red pepper for the pupil.
6. With a toothpick dipped in red food coloring paste, draw red veins on egg white’s surface.
7. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Easier Eerie Eyeballs
(featured inside the book Enhanced Eerie Elegance)
#3 ASI Eerie Eyeballs
I made my original Eerie Eyeball recipe the same way for years, and since I would multi-task stirring the eyeball goop melting the marshmallows and cream cheese while doing other party prep tasks, I never realized how long it really took until I filmed it. I was horrified and vowed that I would simplify the recipe! Here is an easier recipe that does not need a double-boiler or hand mixer and melts much more quickly, but also includes an easier painting technique.
2 packets (2 Tbsp) plain powdered gelatin in 1 cup tepid water
(or 8 sheets plain leaf gelatin)
8 oz (one brick) cream cheese (can be Neufchatel)
1 10oz jar marshmallow creme (or 1 cup mini marshmallows)
1 cup cold pineapple juice
truffle candy molds or similar half-sphere molds
food coloring for irises (your choice of color)
black food coloring for pupils
piping tip or similar size lid for iris outline
solid small dowel, pen, or similar size flat round end for pupil
fine soft watercolor brush
Bloom gelatin first in tepid water. Put cream cheese into saucepan over medium heat and stir until smooth. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Using marshmallow creme instead of mini marshmallows makes it melt even easier. After cream cheese and marshmallow mixture is smooth, stir in the bloomed gelatin until completely combined. Add the cold pineapple juice last, mixing again until smooth. The goop will be very runny, but after chilling it will set up into eyeball texture without being too chewy. Pour into molds and chill in fridge until set. You may still use the original melonballer technique to scoop eyeballs from a deep container after setting, but molds are much EASIER. This full recipe makes 9 dozen truffle-mold eyeballs, however this new recipe can be easily divided in half!
After eyeballs are set, gently unmold and arrange on the serving tray. Set out food coloring on a plate or tray. Use the watercolor brush to spread a good layer of iris color large enough for the back opening of the piping tip. Dip the back opening of the piping tip into the food coloring and twist. Aim center above one eyeball, gently lower onto the eyeball surface, and gently twist to apply consistent color in a full circle. Use the watercolor brush to gently brush lines from the circle inwards, leaving white space towards the center. Dip the back of the pen into black food coloring, making sure none will drip. Gently lower the pen into the center of the painted eyeball, twisting gently to transfer all the black in a clean circle for the pupil. If the eyeball surface isnÕt smooth, gaps may appear in the pupil, then you can touch up with the brush if you like. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve to your eyeball eaters.
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If you can’t find candy molds, the previous eyeball recipe and techniques are here below.
In the early days of my first pirate parties, I wanted to serve eyeballs that had real squishy eyeball texture instead of the common cocktail onion or deviled egg with green olive iris. My mother had a vintage recipe for a layered gelatin dessert that had a chunky pineapple cream cheese layer, so with experimentation that old recipe was transformed and refined into these Eerie Eyeballs, debuting in 1994. Those brave enough to pick up the squishy eyeball off the plate are rewarded with rich pineapple cheesecake flavor. I used the melonballer technique for years, but it is so much easier to use the truffle candy molds, and at only $2 each mold, you can easily buy enough molds to reuse each year and make your eyeball-making life much easier!
(featured inside the book Eerie Elegance)
Yields approximately 9 dozen bite-sized eyeballs
3 oz (small box) lemon gelatin powdered dessert mix
(can be sugar-free gelatin dessert mix which will be less weight listed on the box label)
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup pineapple juice
8 oz cream cheese (can be lowfat Neufchatel)
Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup water in double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, use a metal or glass bowl that fits in aon pan of boiling water. Add marshmallows and stir to melt. Be patient and keep stirring since this will take awhile until the marshmallows are completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Add pineapple juice and cream cheese. Beat with a mixer or whisk until well blended. Cool slightly. If you have truffle candy molds or round ice cube trays, spray them with non-stick cooking spray first, then pour the mixture in the molds and leave to set in the refrigerator. Otherwise pour into a deep ceramic dish and chill until thickened and firm enough for scooping into eyeballs. Using a melonballer, scoop full balls of the mixture and set aside for decoration. If you are using the melonballer method, you might need to add one package of plain gelatin powder to your mixture. The molds work fine with just the lemon gelatin to make gently squishy eyeballs.
To decorate the eyeballs, use liquid food coloring and an old detail paintbrush and get creative. You will need black food coloring for the pupils. Do not use food coloring pens because they will rip the delicate surface of the gelatin. Start with your iris color, paint the outside circle of the iris, then using as dry a brush as possible, pull the brush from the circle edge inward, getting lighter towards the center, and leaving white space between brushstrokes for the striated effect of a real iris. Paint all the irises, then the first eyeballs will be dry enough to start adding the black pupils. Refrigerate until serving, but remember that the longer your decorated eyeballs sit, the more the coloring will bleed into the gelatin and your detail becomes fuzzy. Wash your brush well and keep it as your food decorating brush. You can paint whatever colors you like for the irises, but I keep mine all the same color to save time, plus I have a good story why. I was asked once why all my eyeballs were blue, so I informed them that after freezing the melanin breaks down so no matter what the original color, all eyeballs become blue. I know this from years of dissecting cow eyes with my teacher mother since all those brown cow eyes became blue, but it was even more shocking to my guests that I even knew that fact! I did find rubber ice cube trays that worked beautifully with much less waste than the melonballer technique. I sprayed the rubber trays with non-stick cooking spray beforehand like you would any gelatin mold, let the gelatin mixture sit in the refrigerator to set, then I was able to carefully pop the eyeballs out to paint them. Some of the eyeballs did break, and they do have one flat side, but that works well, since then they don’t roll around while you are trying to paint them. The ice cube holes were deep enough to be difficult to clean, and I learned the hard way they were not dishwasher safe. Since 2001 I have found that truffle candy molds are even better, since the swirl design on the top is the right size for the cornea shape on the eyeball. When using the truffle molds, one recipe makes about 9 dozen eyeballs, which is plenty for a party crowd!
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