Most of my childhood (and okay, adulthood), I spent hating scary movies.
It wasn’t because of ghosts or paranormal entities. I don’t really believe in either, so usually, I can deal with exorcisms and junk like that. It’s whatevz.
What I can’t deal with? Real-life murderous people.
Even as a kid, I couldn’t watch Forensic Files because I distinctly remember one episode where a janitor was killing kids and I was like OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO DIE. I never looked at our weird janitor the same way again.
Don’t eeeeven get me started on The Strangers. Scariest. Movie. I can’t handle ittttt, cover my eyeeeees.
Maybe that’s why I have problems with zombies. They freak me out. No, they can’t wield a gun or be a murdering janitor, but they can eat you alive and that’s pretty damn freaky.
They say the way to overcome your fear is to face your fear, and today, I did just that. I ate a zombie. No, seriously, y’all. I ate a friggin’ zombie and it tasted like candy corn. No, REALLY. A candy corn Golden Oreo.
Okay, okay. Let me clarify: I ate a Zombie Truffle. A leeettle bit different than hunting down a fictitious villain and eating their guts. Also, cleaner. Also, these truffles are actually cute and they won’t eat your brains, but hey, you can eat theirs. In fact, I endorse it. As I mentioned before, it tastes like candy corn, so zombie truffle brain-eating is a must in my book.
And everyone certainly needs to eat these heads.
1 pkg Candy Corn Golden Oreos, finely crushed
3/4 container cream cheese frosting
1 bag white chocolate candy bark
Lime green and yellow gel food coloring
Tube of red decorating gel
Edible knives* (I found these at Michael’s in the Halloween section, but they’re also at Sur La Table, Walmart, Target, and HERE)
1. First, make the brainz. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs and the icing. Using a spoon (or your hands; it’s messy), introduce the two thoroughly.
2. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the heads have been formed. Freeze for approx. 30 minutes or until firm and chilled.
3. Melt your candy bark according to package directions, stirring until completely smooth and melted. Add in the lime green food gel coloring a little at a time, adding yellow if needed, until you’ve reached a desired shade of green. (My pictures kinda suck *sad face* but mine were a little darker than a chartreuse green).
4. Using a fork, dip each truffle in the candy coating, coating completely. Allow excess coating to drip off, then gently place the coated truffle back on the cookie sheet. These do NOT need to look perfect–in fact, it’s better if they don’t.
5. Immediately place the eyeballs haphazardly on the truffle, along with bones, sprinkles, and knives, whatever way you see fit. I made some of them have bones for mouths, and others I drew a small line with candy melts onto the truffle with a toothpick, then dredged that wet line in black sugar to make a mouth.
6. To make them bloody, blob some red gel onto their mouths/faces/knife wounds. Let these guys set for about 15 minutes, then serve. They’re best served the same day, but feel free to store them at room temperature, airtight, for up to another day or so.
I LOVE these guys because typically, I suck tremendously at making cake pops. And if you do too, then this is the solution for you. The messier these look, the better, because it makes them look like haggard zombies. For a variation, you could use strawberry cookies to make it look more “authentic” as brains.
I hope you enjoy!!