I’ve been hiding away in the laboratory, making a monster of an upgrade with my original homemade googly eye recipe. One that makes it perfect for this upcoming Halloween holiday! Now some of you new to Fork & Beans are probably thinking, Isn’t it a little early to be starting with the Halloween stuff? The answer is no. This site LIVES for Halloween. If I had it my way, I’d do all Halloween, all the time. I would have started in August if I could. And these Monster Googly Eyes are the perfect way to kick start the festivities. Why? Because you know they are going to be showing up on A LOT of the upcoming recipes…
No baking or cooking involved here; it’s an extremely easy recipe to adhere to, the only difficult part is waiting for them to dry. And please hear me when I say allow them to dry. If you want, make these at night so you give them a good 10-12 hours to set. This way, the hard part of waiting is taken care of in your sleep.
Follow here for the directions to Monster Googly Eyes:
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
- 2 tsp. nondairy milk
- ¼ tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- pinch of dried turmeric (for yellow eyes)
- drop of all natural green coloring (for green eyes)
- mini nondairy chocolate chips
- Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Add the remainder ingredients (including ingredient for particular coloring you want) except for the chocolate chips and mix until combined. It should be a thick paste at this point.
- Place into either a piping bag or Ziploc baggie and pipe dots into one row onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Gently top each dot with the mini chocolate chip--you don't want to wait too long to place the chocolate chip in the middle or it will set.
- Repeat until all the paste is gone.
- Allow the googly eyes to set for at least 24 hours on your counter.
Just to give you a little taste of what to expect this coming holiday, here is a sneak peak of my Mummy Pretzels. Oh, I wasn’t kidding when I said these monster googly eyes are going to slapped onto everything for Halloween.
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