Eyeballs for Breakfast!

Need an easy peasy and fun breakfast idea for Halloween morning?  How about eyeballs?  Yes, I said eyeballs … a little creepy, but not too scary!  I’m not really sure if eyeballs alone are a well-balanced breakfast … maybe add a scrambled egg on the side ;)  This is my idea of a fun and easy breakfast or afternoon snack idea …

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OK, all kidding aside … eyeballs are bagels and cream cheese … perfect in the morning or anytime of day!  Son #3 took them to the office for morning coffee break … eyeballs are not just for kids!  I did make two versions … for those of you that don’t want to serve candy for breakfast …

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The fake spiders are my version of “special effects” and the only kind of spiders allowed in my kitchen ;)

This is how I made them …

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  1. Slice a bagel in half.  Hint:  If you want toast the bagels, let them cool before adding the cream cheese … it may melt.
  2. Spread with softened cream cheese.
  3. Put strawberry (or any red) jelly or jam (with pieces of fruit removed) into a disposable decorating bag, cut the tip off (creating a tiny opening) and pipe some squiggly “blood-shot” lines on the cream cheese.  Hints:  A Ziploc bag could be used.  A tube of red gel or frosting could be used in place of jelly.

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Option A – I found these great gummy eyeball candies (6 eyeballs in one box).  Hint:  I’ve also seen large bags of them in the Halloween candy section of stores.

Option B – I used sliced kiwi and blueberries.  Hint:  Use a dot of jelly or cream cheese under the blueberries … they tend to roll away!

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Both versions are easy to make and fun to eat!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do … eyeballs always make me smile!  Here’s some from the past …

marshmallow eyeballs

Eyeball Marshmallow Pops

Bloody Eyeballs served on forks

Bloody Eyeballs

Nutter Butter Zombie Eyeballs

Nutter Butter Zombie Eyeballs

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I ♥ your comments!

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Sweet Guacamole & Chips Cupcakes

I love guacamole!

I love cupcakes!

I love to have fun with food!

Guacamole Cupcakes

We are a football family … translation – the guys watch the game, I make the snacks.  I usually fill this bowl with real avocado guacamole … this year it may be filled with cupcakes.  Surprise :)

My favorite part of this cupcake is the chocolate covered Cheerio “olives”.  I made my “olives”, after hearing about the ones that Jacques Torres makes.  Someday I will go to his store and buy them!

The strawberry jam “salsa” tastes pretty good … son #3 loves this part!

Last year I made Nacho Cupcakes

Nacho Cupcakes

I can’t believe that it took me so long to dream up guacamole cupcakes!

This is what you will need …

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  1. Make the chips – Place 2 tortillas on a parchment lined baking sheet, spray with oil, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar, cut into triangles, bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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  2. Make olives – Mix melted chocolate and Cheerios, remove each Cheerio with tweezers and use a toothpick to poke the chocolate out of the center if necessary.  Lay on parchment and chill for a few minutes.chocolate cheerios004
  3. Make “guacamole” icing – color the icing yellow then mix in one drop of green coloring and continue adding green until you have reached a lovely guacamole color!  Fill disposable pastry bag (or a ziptop bag) with icing and cut off tip creating about a 1/2″ opening.
  4. Frost cupcakes … add a few chips … spoon on some jam … add my favorite “olives” :)   sweet guacamole chips

I do have an “olive” alternative – cut black licorice … the hubby likes black licorice, I am not a fan of it, but it is easy!

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guacamole chips cupcake

I can’t decide … would you serve margaritas with my guacamole and chips?  I do love your comments :)