Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mummy Pops and Royal Icing Eyeballs

One last, last minute super easy Halloween treat for the year!


I’m sure you’ve seen these fun little mummy pops around the web.  I think they originally stared at How Does She?  This is my own take on it! 

White Almond Bark
1 Package Oreos
Sucker sticks
Ziplock baggies
Royal Icing Eyeballs (see recipe below)

I made my own eyes out of royal icing and since I made the whole batch of royal icing for just a few eyeballs I had a ton of icing and made some little spiders (I know, spiders have eight legs, not six, but it looked better this way . . . )

I used Almond Bark from Walmart, it had kind of a off white tint to it, I wondered if you used chocolate melts if it would have been a truer white.  Does anyone know?  I used one pack of Oreos and one package of bark, but could used a little more bark, I had about five Oreos left over. 

178_0190Twist/wedge apart Oreo cookie.  I used a small knife to get it started. 

178_0191 Dip top of sucker stick in melted white chocolate.  I love my little fondue pot!  It makes projects like this so easy.  No burned chocolate or having to reheat. 

178_0192 Place dipped part of stick on one side of the cookie. 

178_0193 Gently smoosh cookie back together. 

178_0194 Let chocolate harden, to speed up this process place in the fridge for a few minutes. 

    178_0200 Dip cookie pop in melted white chocolate.

178_0201   Coat well, tap off extra. 

178_0199Add eyeballs before chocolate hardens.  Let chocolate set up, again place in fridge to speed up the process.

178_0204Fill ziplock baggie with melted chocolate, snip off the end.  Pipe on melted chocolate to look like mummy wrapping.   

178_0202Add royal icing spiders, let chocolate set up well. 

178_0210 Place a piece of styrofoam in  bucket stick sticks into.  Pretend like styrofoam got covered up with little accoardian paper filler things and there there it is wrapped in cellophane, tied with a cute bow and a tag with a cute little mummy that says, “Some MUMMY loves you!”


Royal Icing Eyballs
Gourmet Mom on the Go

Royal Icing (recipes below)
Black Food Coloring (or cocoa powder)
Wax Paper
Circular cake decorating frosting tip or Ziploc Freezer Bag

Directions: Tape wax paper to counter or table. Using black food coloring, tint 1/4 of your icing black (if you don't have black food coloring, you can use cocoa powder to make a dark brown--add a little water if your icing gets too thick). Using a cake decorating bag with a circular tip (or simply use a freezer ziploc bag and cut off a tiny bit of one corner if you don't have cake decorating supplies). Using white first, squeeze out a counter full of dots:

Add a small amount of black for the pupil (you can still do this while the white is wet):

Let dry overnight, peel off (the kids love this part!) and store in an airtight container, they will last for months. Pull a few out anytime you want to jazz up your food!

ROYAL ICING (Egg White Recipe)
3 egg whites, room temperature
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
Combine ingredients, beat at high speed for 7-10 minutes.

ROYAL ICING (Meringue Powder recipe)
3 tbsp. meringue powder (you can get this in the wedding/cake supplies at Wal-Mart)
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
6 tbsp. warm water (in humidity use less water)
Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks at low speed. Yield approximately 3 cups.
Notes: Please keep icing covered with a damp cloth or paper towel while not in use, otherwise it will harden. To attach eyeballs to food, moisten the back of the eyeball with a little water and it will stick to most anything. (Gourmet Mom on the Go)


This is my counter full of eyeballs.  I had a lot so I thought it would be fun to make some spiders for the mummies too.  I did a small circle for the head a larger one for the body and little lines for the legs.  I now have enough eyeballs to last us a lifetime!

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