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DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

Gearing up to make some fun Halloween treats and want to add some fun candy peepers? Why not make your own this year? It’s incredibly easy to do and each batch makes about a million of these things.

Start off by following the recipe for royal icing here over at Bake at 350. She does a beautiful job with this and there’s no way I could improve it.

*Remember to make these a day ahead of whenever you want to use them and after they are dried, store them in an airtight container for up to 6 months*

Once you have your easy~peasy icing ready….add a Tablespoon of water at a time to the batch until it’s to the right consistency. A little thicker than an icing glaze. but not too thin or it will spread way out.

Separate out 1/4 of the batch and add your black gel coloring till it’s what you’re looking for. Don’t worry if it’s a little charcoal grey….once it dries, it will be darker.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

Put both colors in your piping bags and snip off the end of the white {NOT the black yet so it doesn’t dry out}….not too much, about 1/4~1/2 inch up.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

 Now, just start making circles!

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

I like making a variety of sizes, since you never know what you’ll need these for…..teeny tiny all the way up to large cyclops.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

I like to let the white part set up for an hour and then add the black part….this is the biggest reason you need the right thickness, so the black part will spread out just right on top. Even if they are a little domed when you pipe them….they will flatten out a bit as they dry.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

If the black does end up too thick, you can empty it back out into the bowl and add more water….or while they’re wet, gently use your finger to spread it around on top.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

Ta~Da! About a million sweet candy eyes for your tricks and treats this year.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

I let the kiddos go crazy with our stash last year and throw ‘em on a cake I made.

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

I also used them when I made these sweet and yummy Gooey Monster Cookies from Lil Luna.

Now, go off and make your own creepy eyes to stick on all your baked goods this month…add them to everything! Pancakes, oatmeal, hot cocoa, or even sandwiches for a surprise ;)

Have fun!

DIY Candy Eyes For Your Spooky Treats By:NotSoIdleHands.com

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About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

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