Butterfinger "Eyeballs"

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 2 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 33 "eyeballs"


Create a memorable Halloween with this fun recipe for BUTTERFINGER® Eyeballs. With the delicious taste of creamy peanut butter dipped in melted, white morsels, as well as RAISINETS® candy “pupils” and gooey red “bloodshot” markings, these tricky treats create an eye-popping experience for all to enjoy.


  • Wax paper
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (not all-natural)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (2.1 oz.) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Candy Bar, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup (1.5 oz.) NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
  • 1 small tube red decorator icing
  • Wooden pick or skewer for dipping


LINE 2 baking sheets with wax paper.

BEAT peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds together and is moistened. Stir in chopped Butterfinger. Shape into 1-inch "eyeballs." Place on prepared baking sheets. Freeze for 1 hour.

MELT morsels and shortening in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute 30 seconds; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Remove one baking sheet of frozen "eyeballs" from freezer (keep other sheet in freezer until ready to use).

DIP one "eyeball" into melted morsel mixture using a wooden pick or skewer. Shake off excess and return to baking sheet. Gently press 1 Raisinet on top of "eyeball" to make a "pupil." Repeat procedure with remaining "eyeballs" on baking sheet. Refigerate until coating is set. Repeat with remaining sheet of "eyeballs" and coating. You may find it necessary to reheat morsel mixture before dipping second batch. Before serving, pipe decorator icing around eyeballs to create bloodshot markings. Store in covered container in refrigerator. Best served cold.

Sooooooo Goooood!!

by B. Brooke , Virginia on Oct. 2011

These were a hit at our party. I thought they were easy to make. I did substitute butterfingers for snickers and used m&m's instead of rasinettes. They looked awesome!!

Had a hard time, but very tasty!

by M. Misty , on Oct. 2009

I had a real hard time getting this to look right, and ended up throwing them away. Kept a couple for us to try and they were so very tasty. I plan on trying them again.


by D. Diane , WESTMORELAND, NY on Nov. 2007

We love them, easy to make better to eat.

kids loved them

by s. sherrie , QUITMAN, AR on Nov. 2007

made these with my childen and they took them to school. The kids and teachers loved them.

a hit from everyone

by a. april , LEWISTON, ME on Oct. 2007

i made this recipe for a halloween party and everyone raved about how good they were. They were very easy to make as wel.

Fun to make

by J. J.A. , MCCOMB, MS on Oct. 2007

These were a big hit at my grandson's class party.

Creepy and Fun

by C. Cassandra , REDDING, CA on Oct. 2007

These eyeballs were a blast at our Halloween party. They were easy and fun to make and everyone loved them. Since our party was before Halloween we got a lot of requests from our guests for the recipe so they could make them for friends, family and co-workers. I will definately use this recipe again!

scary but scrumtious

by r. , troy ,new york on Oct. 2007

they are aboustly great.they are great for kidsand good for halloween parties.even if you change the recipe around a little bit they are still good.and they make great finger dessert.

butterfinger "eyeballs"

by m. mary , CALAIS, ME on Oct. 2007

these are awesome and the kids loved them so much tht i make them all year long


by k. kristin , FARMINGTON HILLS, MI on Oct. 2007

very easy and even the kids who spook easily liked them so that is a big plus!!!!!!they can be very addictive, one is never enough