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 …
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 …
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 …
- Slice a bagel in half. Hint: If you want toast the bagels, let them cool before adding the cream cheese … it may melt.
- Spread with softened cream cheese.
- 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.
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!
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 …
Eyeball Marshmallow Pops
Nutter Butter Zombie Eyeballs
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I ♥ your comments!
I love guacamole!
I love cupcakes!
I love to have fun with food!
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 …
I can’t believe that it took me so long to dream up guacamole cupcakes!
This is what you will need …
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Frost cupcakes … add a few chips … spoon on some jam … add my favorite “olives” :)
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!
I can’t decide … would you serve margaritas with my guacamole and chips? I do love your comments :)