How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

Almost every year I make my own Googley Candy Eyes.  It’s now become a Halloween tradition!

How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

I have a new philosophy in life.

If you can make it yourself (especially for less) then do it.

A few years ago as I was making my son’s 3rd birthday cake I ended up with some left over royal icing.  It dawned on me to make my own googley candy eyes.  They turned out fabulous!

The kicker?

I had just bought some for $3.99 for 30.  30 EYES!!!  I had just made over a hundred for pennies.  I ended up returning those 30 million dollar eyes.

This year I decided to make it an annual thing because having 3 little boys in the house, we put them on everything.  I invited my amazing friend, Amanda, over because these types of things are way more fun with friends!

How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

This takes no time at all and is SUPER simple.
Make Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween
I mean, look at how fun these are!!!  And with Halloween coming up, the possibilities are endless!
Make Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween

How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

This truly is very simple.  You will need only a few things before getting started.

Tools You Will Need
Black Gel Food Coloring
2-3 Cookie Sheets
Parchment Paper
2 Pastry Bags fit with a #3 tip OR a freezer bag

1.  Line each cookie sheet with parchment paper.  This will ensure your eyes come off when they completely dry.

Making Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween Treats

2.  In a large mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar, meringue powder and 1/2 cup of water.  I use my Kitchen Aid for this.  Beat for about 3-5 minutes.  It’s at this point you can adjust more water or a little more powdered sugar.  You want the icing to be smooth and when you lift up your whisk and it drizzles back into the bowl, it should disappear after about 10 seconds.

Making Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween Treats

3.  Take about 1 1/2 cups of the frosting out and place in a medium bowl.  Add in about 5-10 drops of black food coloring and mix until desired color.

4.  Fill one pastry bag with white icing and the other with black icing.  I like to place mine in large cups until I’m ready to use them.

Making Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween Treats

(I switched things up a bit and did white on black eyeballs.  SO FUN!)

5.  With the white icing, just make small, medium or large dots depending on what you need.  It’s also fun to put a few touching each other.

6.  By the time you use all of your white, the first ones will be dry enough for you to start to put on your “pupil”.  Just put the tiniest dot onto each ‘eyeball’.  Place some in the center and then offset some for variation.  They are supposed to be googley afterall!

7.  Let them dry over night.  I usually don’t touch them for a good 24 hours.  When completely dry they will just slide off the parchment paper.  I store them in an airtight container and keep them in my spice cabinet for easy access.  They last for up to a year.

Googley Candy Eyes

How To Make Googley Candy Eyes

Only 3 simple ingredients and you can have hundreds of candy eyes to use on all your kitchen creations!  

Course Candy
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword Candy Eyes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 TBSP Meringue Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water

Instructions

  1. Line each cookie sheet with parchment paper.  This will ensure your eyes come off when they completely dry.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar, meringue powder and 1/2 cup of water.   Beat on high speed for about 3-5 minutes.  

  3. Take about 1 1/2 cups of the frosting out and place in a medium bowl.  Add in about 5-10 drops of black food coloring and mix until desired color.   

  4. Fill one pastry bag with white icing and the other with black icing.  I like to place mine in large cups until I'm ready to use them.

  5. With the white icing, just make small, medium or large dots depending on what you need.  It's also fun to put a few touching each other.

  6. By the time you use all of your white, the first ones will be dry enough for you to start to put on your "pupil".  Just put the tiniest black dot onto each 'eyeball'.  Place some in the center and then offset some for variation.  

  7. Let them dry for 12-24 hours before using. 

  8. Store in an airtight container.

Making Your Own Googley Candy Eyes For Halloween Treats

So, tell me.  What would you use these for?  We’ve put them on cupcakes, made monster cakes and even threw a few on pancakes just for fun!

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  • Unknown
    October 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Hi what is meringue powder?

    • amygirly@gmail.com
      October 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Meringue powder is dried/powdered egg whites.