Bloody Bleeding Doughnut Eyeballs
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Yield: 24 bloody eyeballs
These ghoulish Bleeding Bloody Doughnut Eyeballs are the perfect, creepy and delicious treat for Halloween!
Recipe for homemade donut holes, HERE
  • 12 to 24 doughnut plain doughnut holes (recipe linked, or just buy them) depending on how many guests will be at your ghoulie soire. OR how many kids will be over!
  • Strawberry or cherry jam or jelly, tinted even more red with a little red gel food color.
  • Your favorite confectioner's sugar glaze (basically confectioner's sugar aka powdered sugar and milk, depending on the recipe).
  • About 1 lb white chocolate plus red and blue food coloring or red and light blue candy melts.
  • About ½ lb dark chocolate OR, instead, black or brown m&m's or semisweet chocolate chips. Much easier.
  1. Place a plain round ¼-inch to ½-inch pastry tip in a snipped ziplock bag or snipped disposable pastry bag. Stir the jam or jelly well, then fill the bag.
  2. Stick the pastry tip into the doughnut hole and move it around to kind of make room, or stick it into the hole with the dab of jelly showing, if using store-bought with jelly, and pipe a large amount of the jam or jelly into doughnut holes to almost bursting, so they really bleed when you stick the forks in them.
  3. Dip each filled doughnut hole in confectioner's glaze and chill for about 20 minutes in the fridge. Take out and dip again, then chill. If they're still not white enough for your liking, give them one more dip, but no more than three! You don't want it too thick.
  4. Place in fridge and get three ziplock or disposable bags ready, with scissors to snip the ends. Melt the white chocolate on the stove or in the microwave, stirring constantly until smooth. Divide melted white chocolate between two bowls. Stir red gel color into one bowl until you've reached a bloody red shade. Stir light blue gel color into the other bowl until you've reached a solid light blue. If using colored candy melts, you can skip these steps, and just melt each as is.
  5. Melt the dark chocolate and fill one of the bags with it..securing the top with a rubber band for neater and easier piping. Set astride as you fill the other two bags with the red and blue melted white chocolate, also securing the bags with a rubber band. OR, alternatively, nix the melted dark chocolate and instead use black m&m's or semisweet chocolate chips (pointy end in, flat side up) to press into the white chocolate light blue eye.
  6. Take the doughnut holes out of the fridge, making sure the white glaze is set. Take the light blue white chocolate bag, snipping off the end, and pipe ½-inch circles onto each doughnut hole. Just point and squeeze to get a nice, round, solid circle. Place them back in fridge and let the blue set for about 20 minutes. OR, IMMEDIATELY press a black m&m or a semisweet chocolate chip, (pointed side down, flat side up), into the blue chocolate, and place in the fridge to let set.
  7. When set, remove from fridge and snip the end off the dark chocolate bag. Pipe ¼-inch dark chocolate circles inside the blue circles. Let set in fridge for another 20 minutes. OR, nix this step and SEE #6 ABOVE.
  8. Remove from fridge and pipe gory, bloody veins around the eyeball with the red white chocolate. Let set in fridge until about an hour before your party or when you're going to serve them. You want the jelly to come to room temperature so it 'bleeds' when you stick the forks in them.
  9. Stick a fork almost all the way in each doughnut hole, then slowly pull it almost all the way out, so the fork is covered in jelly (blood), coaxing some of the jelly out with a toothpick if you don't get enough jelly blood on it. If worse comes to worse, just spoon or paint extra jelly or jam on the fork. Place the bloody doughnut eyeballs standing in a container of some sort so guests can just grab them or just grab them and hand them to the kids. Enjoy!
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