Ever wondered what eyeballs taste like? No? Me either! That is until I made these Eyeball Cake Pops for Halloween! The center is made with my homemade, soft, chewy vegan edible chocolate chip cookie dough and coated in oh-so-sweet white chocolate finished off with a bloodshot eyeball that watches while you eat it! Naturally, I couldn't help but eat it!
Halloween is creeping up on us, and we want to make sure you're ready with some sweet treats! Lately, I've been obsessed with edible cookie dough. I mean who isn't!? I've made a monster cookie dough dip, chocolate chip cookie dough pumpkin truffles, and today we're going to be making eyeball cake pops! They are vegan, with a chocolate chip cookie dough inside and dipped in white chocolate.
If you're looking for a fun, easy, and delicious Halloween recipe to creep your friends or family out with this year, look no further than these Eyeball Cake Pops. They are perfect if you have little ones who can't get enough of chocolate chip cookie dough or need to get creative with the ingredients in their lunchbox for school on Friday. They can be made ahead and frozen, so they don’t need any baking skills.
Equipment You'll Need To Make Your Creepy One-Eyed Cake Pop
- Cake pops skewers
Ingredients For Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake Pops
- 2 cups Cookie Dough
- 6 ounces melted Vegan chocolate
- Colored Icing
How To Make The Cookie Dough Center
You can use any vegan cookie dough recipe, or store-bought edible cookie dough to make your cake pops with. Although, if you'll allow me a second to brag on myself, my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe is hands down the best! It's made with maple syrup instead of refined sugar - you'll have to hold yourself back from eating it all just to get your eyeball cake pops made!
Using a melon baller or tablespoon shape cookie dough into 7-8 balls. You'll want to try to get them as round or as possible. If you want to go more realistic you can do an oval shape.
Melt your white chocolate using a double boiler or microwave.
Dip one end of the skewer into the melted chocolate and insert it into a cookie dough ball.
Place the balls into the freezer for 15 minutes.
How To Make Eyeball Cake Pops
Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer and coat them with melted white chocolate.
You can either place them in a glass or piece of thick Styrofoam so they stay upright. You can also get a cake pop stand from amazon for pretty cheap to do this. They came in handy!
Chill in a fridge for 30 minutes to let the chocolate set completely.
Remove the cake pops from the fridge and draw eyeball décor on each.
Halloween Eyeball Cake Pops FAQs
How long are cake pops good for?
Cake pops will last in the fridge for up to two weeks. Keep them covered in an airtight container, and they should still be moist when you want to eat them again.
You can freeze cake pops (before dipping) for up to 6 months. If you've frozen your cake pops, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator before dipping! This will keep your eyeballs from oozing out of their sockets!
What Can I use If I can't Find Cake Pop Sticks?
If you're having a hard time finding cake pop sticks, you can use popsicle sticks or even toothpicks. If you want to go the edible route, you can use Pocky sticks.
To make them stronger, coat them in chocolate two to three times before inserting them into your cake pop. Also, you can make a starter hole by inserting a toothpick before you add your Pocky stick.
How Do I Make My Cake Pops Stick To The Sticks?
When you insert your cake, pop stick into the cookie dough ball with the freshly melted chocolate, it acts like glue when it hardens. When you coat the outside of the cookie dough in chocolate, you can add a little more to the base, where the stick connects to the cookie dough ball for added support.
How Do I Keep My Cake Pops From Melting?
If you're making these ahead of time or if it's hot where you are, keep your cake pops in the fridge until ready to serve. You can leave them out for about an hour without getting condensation on the chocolate, which will make it look like they are melting.
- Cake pops skewers
- 2 cups cookie dough
- 6 oz melted vegan chocolate (reserve 1oz. or less for the cake pops skewers)
- Colored icing sugar or liquid edible paint, for decoration
- Shape cookie dough into 7-8 balls.
- Melt the chocolate.
- Dip one end of the skewer into the melted chocolate and insert into a cookie dough ball.
- Place the balls into the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer and coat with the white chocolate.
- You can either place them in a glass or piece of thick Styrofoam so they stay upright. Chill in a fridge for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cake pops from the fridge and draw eyeball décor on each.
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