Do you watch The Walking Dead? If you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode be prepared to cover your eyes. I literally covered my eyes the first 15 minutes or so of the show. I peeked just in time to see Glenn professing his undying love to Maggie. *sob* Sunday night is the only night I stay up past my bedtime so my husband and I can watch The Walking Dead semi-live (we DVR it to skip most of the commercials). I sacrifice an extra hour of sleep because by the time Monday morning rolls around everyone has already spoiled whatever big event/reveal occurred Sunday night.
You don’t have to be a fan of The Walking Dead to make these gory cake eyeballs. They are just in time for your Halloween party this weekend. I used my never fail Lazy Mom’s Oreo Cake Balls “recipe” and made a batch for our Bootastic Chili Cook-off. Our party was the day before the start of Season 7 and we used bloody axes instead of eyeballs. Unknowingly, we paid homage to Rick Grimes’ much highlighted ax.
The Bootastic Chili Cook-off was a huge success and I plan to make it an annual event. I wish I could say that I took beautiful pictures but I failed as a blogger. My hostess duties superseded all blogging duties and I was only able to capture a handful of poorly photographed moments. I apologize, but I will post the recipes I made and try my best to salvage the photos I was able to capture. Or if all else fails, I’ll make everything again. I’m willing to make the sacrifice! 🙂
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces Ghirardelli Chocolate (white, milk, dark) melting wafers chocolate wafers
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Red sparkle gel
- Candy eyeballs
- Axe icing decoration
- Finely crush Oreo cookies in a food processor until they look like sand (or place them in a Ziploc bag and crush them using a rolling pin).
- Pour finely crushed Oreo cookies in a bowl and stir in cream cheese until completely combined. I find clean hands work best to fully combine the crushed cookies and cream cheese.
- Once combined, roll the cookie mixture into one ounce balls. I use a cookie scoop to ensure I get the same size cookies balls and roll them until smooth.
- Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place them in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until they are firm.
- Melt the chocolate wafers as directed on the package in a bowl.
- Add the coconut oil to the melted chocolate and mix well.
- Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate and tap off any excess. Place each covered cake ball on the parchment paper. I use a fork to lift the cake ball out of the bowl so the excess chocolate falls back into the bowl.
- You can add sprinkles now while the chocolate is still melted and not yet set.
- You can also use a cake pop stick to make pops. If you make pops, dip one end of the stick into the melted chocolate and stick into the cake ball. Once all of the cake balls have sticks inserted then carefully dip each pop into the melted chocolate. Place each covered cake pop on parchment to set or use a cake pop stand to let them dry.
- Once the chocolate is set partially cover each cake ball with red sparkle gel so it looks like blood.
- Top each bloody cake ball with an eyeball or an axe icing decoration. You can also use bloody fingers or knives. The gory possibilities are endless.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. They’ll last in the covered container for at least a week.
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