Our family is in full “Halloween prep” mode! Pumpkins have been carved and porches have been decorated. I’m seriously considering having a Halloween party this year and have been brainstorming ideas for treats to serve at the party. These Exploding Eyeball Cookies are simple to make and contain a “surprise” inside… pop rocks! They are inspired by my recent visit to the Weasley Joke Shop in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Last month my family visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside of Universal Orlando, you can read all about our trip HERE. One of my favorite parts of the Wizarding World were all of the fantastic shops! If you’re a fan of the books or the movies, you may be especially excited to hear that there is a Weasley’s Wizarding Weezes inside of the new Diagon Alley section of the park.
It’s full of all kinds of fantastic toys, love potions and candies. We picked up the most adorable Delores Umbridge bike riding doll while there. I need to film it in “action” one of these days so that you can see how stinking cute it is.
We also stopped into Honeydukes and picked up a few treats to take home. We grabbed some Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans and a few Chocolate Frogs. We also picked up some candy (I can’t remember the name now) that “popped” on your mouth as you ate it. It immediately made me think of pop rocks and I began wondering if we could make something similar at home.
Thus the Exploding Eyeball Cookies were born. They are Oreo cookies stuffed with pop rocks and dipped in white chocolate. Want to make some? Here’s how you do it.
You’re going to need:
- Pop Rocks
- White Candy Melts
- Lollipop Sticks
- Flat Chocolate Candy (like Hershey’s Drops or Junior Mints)
- Fruit Leather
Begin by splitting the Oreo’s in half and sprinkling them with Pop Rocks. The Pop Rocks activate when in contact with water, so be sure to keep them dry during this process.
Melt the candy melts in a bowl or a tray.
Place one of the lollipop sticks into the Oreo. Spread the other half of the Oreo with the melted chocolate and place it on top of the lollipop stick.
Repeat. Put the cookies in the fridge for a few minutes to set up.
When the chocolate is set up and the sticks are secure, dip the cookies into the white chocolate until completely covered. Let the excess chocolate drip off and lay the cookies on a silicone sheet to cool.
While the chocolate is setting up use a lid or cookie cutter to cut the fruit leather into circles.
Pull the cookies out of the fridge and use a bit of the melted chocolate to “glue” the fruit leather and chocolate candy to the top of the cookie.
Let the chocolate set up and Voila! Eyeballs!