"Eye"deal Cannibal Cookies
- 5 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup melted butter
- 6 cup Rice Crispies
- 1 1/2 lb of white chocolate or 2 12 oz. bags of white chocolate chips
- 1/2 bar of paraffin wax
- 1 large bag of M&Ms
- red food coloring
Place your balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and wax. If you don't have a double boiler like me, you can create one by placing a mixing bowl on top of a soup pot. Boil water in the soup pot. The steam will create enough heat to keep your chocolate melted but not enough to burn it.
Double boiler with a mixing bowl in a soup pot with white chocolate and wax.
What does the wax do? The wax gives you the best of both worlds: it makes your chocolate more fluid, which helps when coating your cookies, but when drying it helps the chocolate harden faster. I love eating wax!
Stir the chocolate to help everything melt and mix together. When the chocolate is nice and smooth, begin dipping your nut balls. I like using a skewer, but you can just drop it in with a spoon.
Place your coated ball back on the wax paper tray and put an M&M in the center of the ball to create the pupils. Make sure you place the m&M while the chocolate is still wet. It won't stick well if the chocolate dries.
Place your trays in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let the chocolate completely harden.
To create the veins, take red food coloring and dilute it with a few drops of water to make it easier to use. Using the end of a skewer or tooth pic, draw on some veins. Asymmetrical ones are best. Have them branch out a lot too, that's always great. If you have areas where the peanut butter is exposed, just paint some red in there to create a nice pulpy blood clot. Done!
You can devour these eyeballs paired with a nice Chianti.