Dracula's Eyes

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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 4 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating
  • 20 candy-coated chocolate pieces, such as M&Ms
  • Red and black decorator gel icing


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter and butter.
  2. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, stirring until combined. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper.
  3. Let stand about 20 minutes or until dry.
  4. Mellt candy coating over low heat or in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  5. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating, letting excess drip off.
  6. Place on wax paper.
  7. While coating is soft, immediately press a colored candy piece into each ball. Let stand until coating is firm. (It will dry at room temperature.)
  8. Using red gel, drizzle "veins" onto balls. Add a drop of black gel to center of colored candies to make "pupils." (If you vary the placement of the black gel, you can make the eyes "look" in different directions.)