Looking for a healthier Halloween treat? Learn how to make gummy eyeballs, paleo style, using real food ingredients.
Being a summer girl at heart, the beginning of autumn makes me a little sad. It’s not that I don’t like the fall, but rather the foreshadowing of what is to come. You see, I sometimes feel that I would prefer to hibernate than to brave the winter.
That said, fall has a lot to offer, and my love of Halloween helps me get over the seasonal blues. Even as a kid I loved spending time planning out Halloween parties; a big part of that was to plan out creepy Halloween food.
I don’t know why gory food is so appealing. I guess it’s because it’s fun and different; an excuse to let us pretend and be kids again.
So, I’ve been playing around with new ways of making gross, yet ghoulishly good Halloween treats.
Lately I have seen a lot of healthy gummy treat recipes floating around the internet. I have tried making a raspberry-lime, a coconut and a watermelon version so far. Although my favorite was the watermelon, I thought the others might be better combined.
What better way to combine them than to make gummy eyeballs?
Something to keep in mind when making these spooktacular gummy eyeballs:
If you put too much white gelatin in the mold, the blueberries will float!
I didn’t realize this with my first batch because at first they were stuck to the bottom with the red, set gelatin. When I added the warm, white gelatin, though, it ended up softening the red enough to free the blueberries. They floated to the top, and my pupils were gone!!!
In any case, I think these taste better with less coconut gelatin overpowering the other flavors.
The first time I made these, I wasn’t sure if I would like the combination of flavors. I mean, I was really just going for the appearance. Luckily, though, the flavors come together in such a way that I really liked these better than either of the gelatins on its own.
I was pleasantly surprised by how good these really are!
This year I added in more berry gelatin than last year. While they are really good, I think I like the way last year’s eyeballs looked better. In any case, it’s fun to experiment with these. I may even add some shredded coconut next year to try it out!
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