This recipe will catch the "eye" of your guest and it makes a fun appetizer that kids love and adults will love serving them at their Halloween Party.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick very cold butter, cut into small cubes
24 small pimento-stuffed green olives
1/4 cup of Fruit Advantage cherry juice concentrate
How you make it:
Whisk together salt, paprika and flour. Set aside.
Using a food processor fitted with a metal blade, place the cheddar cheese and butter inside. With the machine running, slowly pour the flour mixture down the feed chute and stop as soon as the mixture is combined. Don't over process.
To make the cheesy eyeballs, take about 1 teaspoon of the mixture and form it around an olive, leaving the large end with the pimento exposed. Place on a prepared baking sheet with the "eye" staring upward at slight angle. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
You can also freeze the cheesy eyeballs, uncovered, for use at a later time. Once they are frozen, place them in freezer bags. Before you're ready to serve them, allow them to thaw slowly in the refrigerator. They should go in the oven cold, but not frozen. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake cheesy eyeballs for 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Once you plate the eyeballs on a plate, take the plate and place it on a large cookie sheet or serving tray. Drizzle some of the cherry juice concentrate on the cookie sheet or serving tray to give it a more sinister look. Enjoy
Makes 24 cheesy eyeballs