Halloween is a holiday filled with lots of sweet treats touting googly eyes… mummies, spiders, monsters, witches… you get the idea. Popular options when making these treats include purchasing ready-made candy eyeballs and making your own royal icing eyeballs. But what if you don’t want to shell out the dough for premade candy eyes (or in my case, what if the shelves have been cleared out by more timely bakers) and you don’t want to whip up a batch of royal icing (or in my case, your pantry is missing one essential ingredient, powdered sugar)? There’s a simple solution… colorful candy eyes made with M&M’S!
To make colorful candy eyes you will need M&M’S in the colors of your choice, black gel food coloring, white gel food coloring, a small clean paint brush, a and clean pair of tweezers.
Use the black food coloring to paint the black pupil of the eye on each M&M and let it dry completely. Then, use the white food coloring to dab the highlight onto the M&M and let it dry completely. That’s it… you’re done… seriously… it’s that easy.
You can make your colorful candy eyes ahead of time so you have them ready to go at any time when sweet inspiration strikes or you can paint your candy eyes after you have applied them to your sweet. Just a dab of icing and they’ll stick to just about anything!
You can also use Skittles to make candy eyes, but I love M&M’S because, well, first off they are yummy. Secondly, they come in many different colors. My most recent discovery are the dark chocolate raspberry M&M’S that come in different shade of pink. Also, not only do they come in different colors and flavors, they are available in different sizes. I make sure to have both classic M&M’S and M&M’S MINIS on hand for when I need to give my sweets, both large and small, some personality.
For more fun ideas for sweets made with colorful candy eyes, check out:
1) Jeepers Creepers Candy Bars by Hungry Happenings
2) Monster Cupcakes by Annie’s Eats
3) Monster Eyes Oreo Bark by Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
For more sweet inspiration, check out the link parties that I love.