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Cassie Fait, AfterTaste Columnist

Cassie Fait 

is a senior studying journalism and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Email her at or find her on Twitter at @foodiefait and Instagram at @cassiefait.

AfterTASTE: Easy halloween recipe guaranteed to please

Although HallOUween has come and gone, the actual spooky holiday just arrived. Now comes the consumption of mass amounts of candy instead of copious amounts of alcohol. Halloween reigns supreme among the unhealthy holidays by munching on sugary taffy and chocolate.

Homemade treats are a lot more glamorous than the store bought, packaged goodies. This ghoulish eyeball snack — which I’ve titled Spooktacular Donut Eyeballs — is easy to create for any Halloween-themed get together. In high school, I planned a murder-mystery party near the holiday. I decided to become creative with it after seeing versions of the eyeball snack. The forked eyeballs are easy to prepare and are great party bites. Be sure to make enough because they will go quickly.


24 oz. of white chocolate chips (about 2 bags of chocolate)

20 black forks (for a sinister effect)

A box of powdered donut holes

Serving bowl or multiple cups

20 M&Ms

1 tube of red piping gel

A few tablespoons of black icing



  1. Use the double boiler method to melt the white chocolate chips. (Heat a pot of hot water over the stove over medium-high heat. Then place a small second pot over the hot water. Add the chocolate to the smaller pot and continue to stir until the chocolate is melted. Be careful not to boil the water.)

  2. Place a fork in a donut hole. Then dip the donut hole into the melted chocolate until the donut is entirely covered.

  3. Before the chocolate sets on the donut hole, place an M&M on the donut hole for the iris. Then allow the chocolate to set on the donuts.

  4. Using the red piping gel, make three or four jagged lines from the iris for a bloodshot effect.

  5. Lastly, place a dot of black icing on the M&M for the pupil.

Cassie Fait is a senior studying journalism and women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Email her at or find her on Twitter at @foodiefait and Instagram at @cassiefait.

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