1 10.25-ounce pouch fudge brownie mix
1 cup Craisins Dried Cranberries
2 cups white chocolate chips or morsels, melted
Tubes of decorative writing gel; green, red, black
Prepare brownies according to package directions. Bake just until brownie tests done by inserting a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean. Do not over bake. Trim crisp edges from brownie while warm; eat or toss, your choice. Crumble remaining warm brownie into a medium mixing bowl.
Add Craisins to warm crumbled brownie and combine until a thick dough-like mixture forms. Shape dough into 1-inch (eye)balls, pressing firmly. Dip balls in melted chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.
To create eyeball decorations, use red gel to make veins, green or blue gel for center of eye and black for the pupil. Makes 16 servings.
Chocolate melting tips:
Microwave 1 cup (6 oz) morsels at a time in a small microwave-safe bowl on high (100% power ) for 1 minute; stir.
Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
If your chocolate seizes or needs additional thinning for dipping, add 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil and blend well. If more oil is needed, add up to 1 tsp. to achieve desired results.
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