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Tips and tricks for Halloween treats

Whether you're throwing a fall festival, a spooky soiree, or a trick-or-treating after party, these treats will satisfy guests of any age.

Spooky eyeball cake pops

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    Bright red velvet eyeball cake pops with a fruit gusher candy nestled into the center make a spooky Halloween treat.
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By Amy DelineThe Gourmand Mom 

1 13×9 inch red velvet cake

1 16-ounce container of cream cheese frosting (you won’t use it all)

Approximately 48 Gushers candies (available near the fruit roll-ups and fruit snacks)

About 4 dozen lollipop sticks

Approximately 4 cups white candy melts

Approximately 1/2 cup red candy melts

Approximately 48 gummi Lifesavers candies

Approximately 48 mini M&M candies

1. Prepare the cake pops according to the step by step directions found HERE. Insert a Gusher candy into the center of each ball as you roll.

2. Dip each frozen cake pop into melted white candy melts. Adhere a gummi Lifesaver to the pop while the white candy is still soft. Stand the pops upright in a piece of styrofoam until the candy has hardened.

3. Place a small amount of the melted white candy into a small baggie. Cut off the tip of one of the corners of the baggie. Use the baggie to squeeze a bit of candy “glue” into the center of each gummi lifesaver. Place a mini M&M into the candy glue. Allow to dry.

4. Melt the red candy melts according to package directions. Use a toothpick or fine-tip paint brush to give the eyeballs a bloodshot appearance. Store at room temperature for a few days.

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