Witch Oreo Pops

Two DAYS left…Need a last minute Halloween Food idea? Of course you do! These are the last installment of my Halloween Oreo Pop Series! Whew! I bet you thought these were never going to come to an end. Hehe! No worries…dreaming up a lot more!  These were probably the most challenging.

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Take your Double Stuft Oreos and insert a stick between the two cookie layers.

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Dip them into your melted Green Candy Melts from Wilton.  Be sure to cover the edges and the stick very carefully.  Set on wax paper.  Add your eyes.  I used some candy eyeballs also made by Wilton.  You can give her a nose by breaking the tip off of another Bugle chip and dipping it into your green candy melts and place it on her face with a toothpick or your fingers.  Pop in the freezer.  While they are hardening, take a Bugle chip and dip it into some melted chocolate.

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I used some sucker sticks to stand them in some styrofoam so that they could harden.  Then while they are hardening, dip one side of the Oreo cookie without the frosting into the chocolate and set on the wax paper to harden as well.  Then when all is hard, dip the bottom of the cone of the Bugle chip into some melted chocolate and set it on top of the Oreo cookie or the brim of the witches hat.   Let harden.

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Drizzle some chocolate onto the top of the witches head and give her some hair.  Then set the hat onto her head.  Place the stick back into the styrofoam and let her harden.

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That’s all! Give her to some of your friends this holiday.

Thanks for all your fun comments on my blog redesign! You are all so sweet! Still a few things not quite finished but it is getting there!

I am spending the morning dejunkifying some rooms and then heading to a couple of fun Halloween celebrations this evening!

What are you up to today?

Halloween Oreos—Spiders

I had the realization recently that pretty much the only Halloween related posts I have shared this season are treats…of the Oreo persuasion. That is sad…really sad. I do have to tell you that I have not eaten any of them. I am TRYING to reduce the amount of sugar in my life right now. But I lay awake at night and close my eyes and see Oreos and try to come up with lots of different versions of them to create. Is there a 12 step program for people like me? Anyways…here is the latest version of my Halloween Oreos…the Spider…cause you can never have enough fun Halloween food…right?

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These might be one of my favorites. I am not sure why. I used some fun icing eyes that I found at Target the other day in their baking aisle. They are made by Wilton and just give him some extra character.  I dip each Oreo by taking a spoon of the melted chocolate and pouring it over the Oreo.  Turn the Oreo around in one hand and drizzle the chocolate over it with the other hand. Make sure to get all around the stick and around the middle of two cookie layers.

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Then place on wax paper. I took some fun colored licorice which was also found at Target and cut them into 8 small pieces for the spider’s legs.

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Then push them gently, but firmly into the sides of the Oreo…four to each side.

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Before the chocolate hardens add some eyeballs.  You can also use M&M’s or mini chocolate chips to make the eyes if you can’t find the Wilton eyeballs.

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Pop into the freezer until you are ready to wrap them up and gift to someone or until you are ready to eat them with a friend.

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Spider Webs are not included or recommended in the assembly process…

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Look at those beady eyes…just like a real spider. Have I told you how much I despise real spiders? Remember this post a while back? I share a couple of my “favorite” spider encounters with you…*shudder*!! I think these chocolate covered Oreo Spiders almost make up for my irrational fear of the real ones…

well almost!

I can’t believe Halloween is in less than a week!

Halloween Oreos—Mummy Treats

Do you need another ideas for some fun Halloween Snacks? Today I am sharing my newest version of Halloween Oreos today!  This time, I decided to make some Mummy Treats.  I actually have two more versions of these Halloween Oreos to share with you and those will be coming later this week.  It has been all about the Double Stuft Oreos around here lately.  Then I promise not to post any more…for a while that is.

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Just like the others, these are pretty simple to make and don’t require anything special. 

Just the following ingredients are needed:

Double Stuft Oreos

popsicle sticks {or sucker sticks}

white chocolate {melted}

mini chocolate chips

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Simply place the sticks in between the two layers of cookie.  Dip the Oreos into the melted chocolate.  Instead of dipping, I tend to spoon it onto the Oreos paying close attention to completely covering where the cookie and the stick come together.  This will ensure the cookies stay together and don’t fall off of the stick. 

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Lay the completely chocolate covered Oreos onto some wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  I will sometimes cut the pointy tip off of the mini chocolate chips with my kitchen shears so that the eye will lay flat on the Oreos.

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Let them harden by popping them into the freezer for a few minutes.  While they are firming up, fill a small plastic baggy with some melted chocolate and cut the end of one of the bottom corners of the bag off.  Use the bag to pipe thin lines of chocolate over the mummy to give him some three dimensional bandage wraps.

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Pop them back into the freezer until ready to serve or package up for a fun little treat.

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Share with your friends or add them to your party table for your guests to enjoy.

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Need some other Oreo Pop ideas? 

Check out some of these past Idea Room ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

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Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

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Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Rice Krispie Bar—Halloween Ghosts

Do you still need a quick and easy Halloween treat for a classroom party or to give out to your friends and family? Whip up some of these super easy and super adorable Rice Krispie Bar Treats in the shapes of Halloween Ghosts.  A fun and easy twist on the ever popular Rice Krispie Treats. And…it’s on a stick!! You know how much I love that!

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Now, I wish I could take credit for these cute treats…but I can’t.  My super creative neighbor (you know who you are Smile) is my daughter’s church activity day leader and she made these for a fun Father and Daughter Halloween Party earlier this week.  Luckily I have trained my family well enough to know they can NOT eat the treats until mom gets a picture of it…sad but true!

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To make them you will just need to whip up a batch of Rice Krispie Treats.  The recipe is on the back of the box of Rice Krispies.  Or you can find the original recipe for Rice Krispie Treats on Rice Krispies.com.  Spread them out into a jelly roll pan so they are fairly flat.  You will also be able to get more ghosts this way.  Take a cookie cutter shaped like a tombstone and cut out the ghosts as close to one another as possible when the Rice Krispies have cooled a bit but are not hard.  Transfer each ghost to wax paper and insert a sucker stick into the bottom of the ghost.  Let them fully harden.

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Then dip the tops of each ghost into some melted white chocolate or almond bark and add a couple of mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  Let the chocolate harden before wrapping up or serving.  Aren’t they so much fun?  Go ahead and make some for yourself.  I think I found the perfect treat to take to my son’s class for his birthday treat next week!

Thanks H!!

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Halloween Desserts—Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Ummm…yep…another version my of Oreo Pops for some fun Halloween Snacks and party ideas.  This time we made some Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them:

Wilton Candy Melts in Orange and Green

Double Stuff Oreos

Black Licorice (or Pretzel Sticks)

Popsicle Sticks

Mini Chocolate Chips

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your orange candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the orange candy melts. I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.  Lay them onto the wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth.  Then to make the stem, I cut a piece of black licorice…but you could also use a pretzel stick.  Then pop in the freezer for a few minutes.

Melt the green candy melts and then take the pops out of the freezer and add some leaves onto your pumpkins.  I just drizzled a little leaf shape on the top.  Pop them back into the freezer.  After 20 minutes, they should be ready to share!

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Do you have a favorite?

Need some other ideas for fun Halloween Snacks and Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

Bat Oreo Pops

Hey guys!  I have been busy on a little remodel project and some bigger home décor items that I am just finishing up.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  But I have also whipped up a couple more fun Halloween Oreo Pops.  The first one that I would like to share are these Halloween Bat Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them.

Wilton Candy Melts (Midnight Black) or chocolate

Double Stuff Oreos (I need to buy some stock in that company)

Black Construction Paper

Popsicle Sticks

Red and White Sprinkles

White Heart Sprinkles

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the candy. Now I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.

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Take some construction paper and cut out some bat wings. Stick one on each side of your bat. Take two red sprinkles and make some bat eyes. Then line up some white sprinkles for the mouth. To make the fangs I took some Heart shaped sprinkles I had left over from valentine’s day and cut them in half to make the fangs. You could also use a long cylindrical sprinkle for the fangs if you don’t have any hearts. Pop them into the freezer for 20 minutes and they should be ready to share.

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Pretty easy and makes for fun and unique Halloween party treats for the kids classroom or their friends!

Need some other ideas for Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

 Frankenstein Oreo Pops

 Eyeball Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Puddles

  Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Easy Halloween Crafts—Homemade Slime

Want a fun and unique non-treat Halloween gift idea for the kids this year?  I recently shared some fun Halloween Playdough a couple of weeks ago as a non-sugared Halloween treat.  In keeping with the non-treat theme, I thought Halloween slime would be another fun option.  I know my kids love this stuff.  And it is an easy Halloween craft to make and can be packaged in some creative ways.  I saw something similar to these test tubes on Martha’s site and decided to make my own version. 

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I know many/most of you will not have test tubes lying around your home like I did…don’t ask…long story about how I used to teach high school science! I know you can buy some on Amazon for a few dollars and they are plastic.  And I am trying to get better at making printables.  I struggle with creativity in this area so I am trying to branch out a bit.  I made some labels to go on the test tubes and you can download blank ones which you can then create your own names…or download the pre-named labels that I have pictured.

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And…if a free printable weren’t enough…I made a video demonstrating how we made our slime.  I know…I am getting a little crazy over here.  My son was really excited about it so I thought…why not?  So much easier seeing something then reading directions right?  Especially if you are a creative type.  But I must make a disclaimer…I have no idea what I am doing.  I could not get the two videos together to make just one video, so you get part 1 and part 2.  I am sure there is an easy way…but I was feeling challenged.  And…I sound really boring, monotone and quiet in the video…so you have been warned!  I will see if I can learn how to do this better.

How to Make Slime Part 1

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Pretty easy right?  So go and make some for your parties and Trick-or-Treaters.  You can find Borax in the laundry aisle.

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If you don’t want to make slime, you can fill them with playdough using the Homemade Playdough Recipe I shared earlier.  Or go with the common and easy Halloween fall back…CANDY!  Because honestly…can you ever have too much candy for Halloween?

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Throw in your favorite sugared treat, slap on some labels and you have a really fun Halloween handout!

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Click here for the Blank Halloween Test Tube Labels

Click here for the Named Halloween Test Tube Labels

Pumpkin Pancakes

Who loves Pancakes?  Me!  Me!  If you have been following me for a while you know I like to experiment with different pancake recipes and fun pancake shapes.  I especially like it because my family loves to have breakfast for dinner sometimes.  So recently with the onset of some Fall like weather, we whipped up these Pumpkin Pancakes.  We even made them with pumpkin to make them more authentic and fun.

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We used a recipe from Allrecipes and it was really good!  Or you can just whip up some good old Pancake mix and make them pumpkin shaped rather than pumpkin flavored!

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

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Directions:
  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Separate batter into two bowls.  Add 3/4 of the batter to one and 1/4 to the other.  Color the larger bowl orange and the smaller bowl green. 
  3. Pour or scoop the orange batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Pour into a pumpkin shape.  Then add a small bit of green batter to the top to make the stem.  Brown on both sides and then remove from pan.  Quickly add chocolate chips to make the pumpkin face.

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I served them up with some yummy Buttermilk Syrup!  So easy to make and yet so good!

Buttermilk Syrup

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Stir, and the mixture will become thick and bubbly.

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And…if you are looking for some more pancake fun you might want to give these other pancake recipes a try:

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Watermelon Pancakes

Aebelskivers

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes

Fourth of July Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes


Halloween Play Dough

Need a non-candy small gift item for your kids friends and classrooms this Halloween? Or a fun Halloween Craft?  Why not make some of these mini Halloween Play Dough Characters.

Fill them with some easy to make Play Dough. I love making this Play Dough and shared it with my readers a couple of years ago. It is so soft and smells so good. And you can customize it by just using different packs and flavors of Kool-Aid or any powdered drink mix packet.

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To make the Play Dough you will need just a few simple ingredients.

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons
cream of tartar
**1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid or other powdered
fruit drink

(I did not add the Kool-Aid mix to this batch because I wanted to make several different colors of Play Dough)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water

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1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium pot.
2. Add water and oil.
3. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes.
4. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove.
5. Knead until smooth.

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I simply took the ball of white Play Dough and separated into four different equal pieces and then colored each section a different color with a couple of drops of food coloring. Then drop some play dough into some small containers. I found mine at my local craft store for really inexpensive, but you could also repurpose some small baby food jars if you have some of laying around too.

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Then I simply decorated each little container to represent some sort of Halloween character with google eyes, pom poms and construction paper.

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The possibilities are endless! And you can have a fun little take home goody for a lot of different activities.

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Wouldn’t these be fun to give to your kids classrooms for the Halloween class party? Or as a small party favor? Or give to your kids in your church group? Or if you are feeling extra motivated…make them to give to the Trick-Or-Treaters?

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And…because everything is cuter with a label…I have provided a free printable label that can be used to hang on the side of your Halloween Play Dough container or put on the top of it.  Click here for the Halloween Playdough Tags.

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Halloween Oreo Eyeball Pops

I am headed out to The Creative Connection today and am excited for all the great classes and speakers they have lined up…but I still wanted to have something to share with you all.  Last week I was a guest over at Eighteen 25 as part of their Spooktacular series!  I shared with their readers my Eyeball version of Oreo’s on a stick.  You know…my obsession with food on a stick…in particular…Oreos?  I wanted to be able to have them here so that you guys can reference them to in case these may be something you are interested in fun Halloween Recipes.

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OREO EYEBALL POPS!!

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All you need are a few easy to find supplies:

CandiQuik (Almond Bark or White Chocolate)

Double Stuff Oreos

Gummy or Regular Life Savers (preferably in common eye colors)

Mini Chocolate Chips (not pictured)

Popsicle Sticks (can be found at most craft stores or by caramel apple supplies in grocery stores)

Wax or Parchment Paper

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Simply take your popsicle sticks and gently insert them into the middle of the Double Stuff Oreos. 

Make sure the stick is up towards the top of the Oreo so that it will stay on the stick better.

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Melt your CandiQuik  (Almond Bark or White Chocolate) in the microwave in short intervals.  I like to heat it for 20 seconds and check it each time to see if it can be stirred into a nice smooth consistency.  Otherwise you may run the risk of burning the chocolate which will make it stiff and clumpy and not the pretty and smooth finish you desire.

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Dip each Oreo into the chocolate.  I like to spoon the chocolate over the Oreo so that the black crumbs do not get mixed into your pure white chocolate.  After the entire Oreo has been dipped and you have made sure to cover the base of the Oreo (where the stick has been inserted) set the dipped Oreo onto your parchment paper.  Add a lifesaver to the middle so that the Life Saver logo is face down. This will be the iris of the eye.   As you can see…I didn’t think about doing that until I had already made a couple of them.  Then take one mini chocolate chip and place it in the center of the Life Saver.  This is the pupil.

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Pop the eyeballs into the freezer so that they will harden quickly.  After about 20 minutes you should be able to pull them out and trim off any excess chocolate from where the Oreo sat on the parchment paper.  I usually just use my clean kitchen shears for this process.  That’s it people!  Isn’t that easy?

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Now go and make some for your little goblins, dragons, or princesses…You know you want to!

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I also made some fun gift tags to go along with these if you decide that you need to share them with the kids friends or classmates.  These would be a fun take home gift as well for a Halloween or classroom treat if your schools allow that!  To get the free printable…simply follow this link:

I’ve Got My EYE on You Printable

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If you like these…you might want to check out our other version of Edible Eyeballs.

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