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Creepy Meatball Eyeballs

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These creepy meatball eyeballs can be made with frozen meatballs or homemade. They are a fun Halloween party snack that is not junk! But the kids will love them!

a plate of creepy meatball eyeballs with a giant plastic spider

Fun food for kids that is healthy too

Kids love creepy and gory things. And eating eyeballs is no different. They will love the idea of these creepy meatball eyeballs. There will be lots of giggles. But these aren’t made with a bunch of junk food. I love fun snacks that are healthy too for my family and my daycare kids!

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. I have never liked scary stuff, but my mom always sewed me elaborate homemade costumes. That and my spectacular birthday cakes were some of my favorite childhood memories. And on Halloween, my dad would make a big window display in our big picture window and play creepy music and have a strobe light on it. It was amazing.

He liked to spook all the neighborhood kids. I also loved being in a big group of my elementary school friends and walking from door to door to see what treats people had. My neighbors across the street always made us popcorn balls. I loved getting candy, fruit, and pencils. Some people even gave quarters.

When we got home, my dad would always pick out the candy he wanted, I mean “check the candy for safety” and we would get the rest of the haul. Fun childhood memories.

You can make them in minutes with frozen meatballs, or make your own homemade meatballs to use. We love making bulk batches of meatballs and storing them in the freezer so they are just as convenient as the store-bought ones but we know just what’s in them. (And they taste amazing)

You just need some fresh mozzarella balls and a can of sliced black olives and you have a simple, fun, and scary treat for your Halloween party.

Halloween food eyeballs

ingredients for creepy meatball eyeballs with frozen meatballs
meatball with fresh mozzarella being pressed on top with a toothpick
Meatball with mozzarella and an olive ring being pressed on to make an eyeball

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Meatball with mozzarella and an olive ring being pressed on to make an eyeball
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Creepy Meatball Eyeballs

Fun creepy meatballs decorated like eyeballs for a fun Halloween party treat that's not full of junk food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creepy Meatball Eyeballs, Halloween party snack
Servings: 20
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Christina

Ingredients

  • 32 oz bag of fully cooked meatballs or a gallon sized bag of homemade
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 6 oz can of black olives you can buy sliced if you like, or slice them yourself
  • Toothpicks optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, or the temperature it calls for on the back of your meatballs, if not using the same brand.
  • If your olives are not slices already, slice them.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the meatballs on the baking sheet, in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, and remove from the oven.
  • Set a mozzarella pearl on top of each meatball.
  • *Optional: hold mozzarella pearl in place with a toothpick to ensure it doesn’t slip off.
  • Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove the toothpicks from the mozzarella pearls, and place a sliced olive on top, pushing the mozzarella pearl down slightly.
  • Serve warm with barbecue sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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