Giant edible Halloween eyeballs - make these edible eyeballs for Halloween party treats or just for fun
Print Pin
5 from 3 votes

Giant edible Halloween eyeballs

If you love getting into Halloween with gory party treats then this recipe could be what you’re looking for! These Giant edible Halloween eyeballs use just 3 main ingredients. Combined with some colourings, they’re left to set in the fridge in moulds to make this lovely platter of edible eyeball desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Mas & Pas

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 400ml cans coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoons agar agar powder
  • 1 tube blue food colouring
  • 1 tube black food colouring
  • liquid gelatin (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the base mixture

  • Place the coconut milk in a saucepan and add the sugar and powdered agar agar.
  • Bring to the boil and add simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Make the black pupils

  • Spoon out around 50 mls of the liquid and place it into a measuring cup with a pouring spout. Add 10 drops of black food colouring, or however much you need to get a jet black mixture.
  • Hold the pourer directly over the middle of your spherical mould. Pour the mixture into the base of your mould until it creates a small pool at the bottom which is 2 cm in diameter. It should naturally make a round shape if the base is spherical. If not you may have to make a larger pool.
  • Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.

Make the blue irises

  • Return to your original coconut milk mixture. Pour out 100 mls of the liquid and place it in another measuring cup with a pouring spout. Add a few drops of blue food colouring. You can choose to only lightly mix the colouring in so that you can have some streaks of colour in the irises.
  • When the black pupils have set, remove the moulds from the fridge. Pour the blue mixture on top of the black pupil layer. It should be a bit bigger, making a pool about 3-4cm in diameter. Return to the fridge to set for another 30 minutes or so.

Make the whites of the eyeballs

  • When both layers are set, remove the moulds from the fridge and pour in the remaining uncoloured coconut milk mixture to the top of your mould. Return them to the fridge to set.
  • When you’re ready to serve, remove the moulds from the fridge and shake them loose. They should come free with a small wiggle or with a nudge from a spoon.
  • If the mixture in the saucepan sets between the 3 chilling phases, then simply reheat it to dissolve it again.

Present your Halloween eyeballs

  • Place the eyeballs on a plate and brush with liquid gelatin to make them extra shiny.
  • Make some red spaghetti using red food colouring or some beetroot. And lay the eyeballs out over the spaghetti for an added effect!