I love to make scary, funny Halloween foods. In fact I love all holidays and love to bake and decorate, but sometimes, I get busy and suddenly I can’t get all of the treats baked. Do you ever feel that way? I am guilty. I admit it. Never fear! Even with just a couple days left before Halloween, you can make these bloody eyeballs—a super tasty, but quick and easy appetizer!
Yes, Halloween is for kids, but it seems that at neighborhood gatherings, the adults enjoy the day as much as the kids and savory treats are especially welcome. These appetizers will be perfect to take to that party and since they bake in the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker in just 5 minutes, you can be in and out of the kitchen so quickly you won’t miss any of the fun. This appetizer is so darn cute, no one will ever guess that you were in the kitchen at the last minute.
Halloween Bloody Eyeballs
12 wonton wrappers, each about 3-1/2 inches square
1/4 cup whipped, tub cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
6 medium, pitted, ripe olives, drained
Using a 2-1/4 inch round cookie cutter, cut a round from each wonton wrapper. Discard scraps or set aside for other use. Place one wonton round over each cake pop well and push down gently to shape.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Dollop about 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture into each wonton shell.
Slice the red peppers into very thin strips. Arrange red pepper strips in each wonton shell to resemble blood vessels. Cut each olive in half, lengthwise. Place one olive, cut side down in each well and press down gently. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove carefully using a thin-bladed, off-set spatula and place on a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings
Tip: If you wish to make additional batches, double or even triple the ingredients. Allow the appliance to cool between batches so you don’t burn your fingers as you shape the wonton wrappers and fill the cups.
Spider Cake Pops: Complete directions on how to make and decorate these cake pops is given in The Big Book of Babycakes Cake Pops (Robert Rose, Inc., 2012)