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EYE think you’ll agree that making and using these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs for your Halloween sweets and snacks, and freaky tricks and treats will never look the same again! 

Welcome to day four of #HalloweenTreatsWeek, and don’t forget to scroll down all the way to the bottom for your chance to win some great prizes supplied by our sponsors for this event!

EYE think you'll agree that making and using these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs will bring your Halloween treats to life! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Eye would be remiss if eye didn’t share with you just how easy it is to make these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs. After all, you can’t have a spooky Halloween treat (in my opinion) without some glaring eyeballs watching your every move!

Of course, you can always purchase candy eyeballs at the store, but those only come in one size and shape, as if one size really fits all. Ha! By making your own candy eyeballs, you can tailor them to your specific needs and vision.

If hindsight really is 20/20, then I’m here to help you envision what’s possible!

**Disclaimer – This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always the opinions I share are 100% my own.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs is available near the end of this post. 

EYE think you'll agree that making and using these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs will bring your Halloween treats to life! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredients for making Royal Icing Eyeballs;

  • confectioners sugar
  • meringue powder (I use Wilton)
  • almond extract
  • light corn syrup
  • warm water

Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The tools and equipment for making candy eyeballs;

  • piping bag, zip top bag or parchment triangle
  • large bowl with hand mixer OR stand mixer
  • small bowls
  • black gel food color (I use Wilton)
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • scissors

Eye’m (LOL, sorry) going to let you in on a little secret. Since you don’t need a lot of homemade royal icing to make a google of oogling candy eyeballs, I would suggest that you use a little leftover white royal icing you may have from another project (perhaps a cups-worth) and use that to make your Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs. From one cup of royal icing, depending on the size of the eyeballs you’re making, you’ll be able to make a gaggle of googling, oogling eyeballs.

How long can I store Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs?

  • As long as you keep your eyeballs in a covered container away from moisture and humidity, these eyeballs can keep in your pantry indefinitely! How’s that for keeping your eye on the prize?

For some of my other recipe which calls for royal icing, and for my exact royal icing recipe, please click on the following titles for;

EYE think you'll agree that making and using these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs will bring your Halloween treats to life! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs
Prep Time
5 mins
drying time
1 d

Make your own creepy and fun royal icing eyeballs with only a handful of ingredients. EYE will show you how.

Course: Dessert, Halloween dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Royal Icing Eyeballs
Servings: 100 eyeballs
Calories: 15 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • tablespoons meringue powder
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • warm water
  • black gel food color
  1. Add the sugar, meringue powder, almond extract, and corn syrup into a large bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of warm water and blend with a mixer, adding additional warm water as needed, to form an icing that is smooth in consistency, but not too runny.

  3. Pipe dots of white royal icing onto parchment paper. The size of your dots will vary depending on your project. Set aside.

  4. Mix a few drops of black gel color into a small bowl with approximately 3 tablespoons of white royal icing. Spoon the black royal icing into a piping bag or zip top bag.

  5. Pipe a small dot of black royal icing onto the white royal icing circle.

  6. Set the eyeballs aside for 24 hours to dry completely.

  7. These eyeballs may be stored in a zip-top bag or covered container in a cool, dry place for months.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

EYE sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

EYE think you'll agree that making and using these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs will bring your Halloween treats to life! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

And NOW for the treat you’ve all been waiting for…

MORE fun and spooky Halloween recipes by this year’s group of #HalloweenTreatsWeek food bloggers, PLUS the exciting giveaway promotion that you can enter for your chance to win some pretty awesome prizes supplied by our sponsored brands; Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, and Treat Streat USA! Thank you all for your sponsorship and for the products you’ve supplied for this event!!

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

I’m also excited to be linking up this post with Pint Sized Baker. Thank you!

Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!

Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

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Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla

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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations

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Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop

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Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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  1. Nellie Tracy

    This is such a great idea and recipe! Perfect timing for Halloween!

  2. Teresa Schroeder

    Favorite character is Jack Skellington

  3. Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    These are super cute! I would love to make these for Halloween!

  4. Very cute! As always, you are soooooo talented!

  5. I’m wildly impressed by these!

  6. I have never been good at royal icing. I’ll be trying my hand at these though. Hopefully, it will help decorate cookies in no time.

    • The more you work with royal the icing the easier it gets. The key is to add water sparingly until you get the proper consistency. The more water, the more fluid and better for flooding. Too runny and it won’t stay in the area you want it, so adding water sparingly is key.

  7. How cute are these! You make royal icing work look so easy!

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