Halloween Eyeball Trifle!

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This is the perfect dessert for a Halloween party!
 Individual Trifles...
complete with eyeballs and skeleton animals!

Here's what I used:
(I did half chocolate, half vanilla because my little guy is allergic to chocolate)
(I used maraschino's, but pie filling is great too!)
Whipped topping
eyes and skeletal animals
 First I decorated my animal crackers to look like skeletons
I used black candy melts.

I actually just used the back of a spoon to cover a thin
layer of candy on the animals.  Then, let them harden.

 I used white candy melts next with a tiny piping bag tip
to draw on the skeletons.
 I just eyeballed it.  And let them harden.
Then I made some eyes with candy melts.
Just melted them and put them in the icing bag...
and piped them out on my silpat.
Starting with white, then green then black pupils.

Next I mixed up a white cake mix.
I poured half into one pie pan...and then mixed some cocoa powder
 in the rest of the batter for the chocolate cake.
Baked according to directions and let cool.

 Gather all the ingredients for the layered dessert.
Cut the cake into small cubes.
(this is the PERFECT solution for a cake that flopped!)
I used small, clear disposable cups.
Clear is key, so you can see the layers and creepy eyes.
But you could make it in a big trifle dish too.

It's just basic layering.
Start with a thin layer of cake.
 Add a spoonful of pudding.
Then sneak in some eyeballs and cherries.
(the cherries were minimal...you could add more "gore" if you like)

Tuck those eyeballs right up to the edge so they are "peeking" out.

Then add whipped cream, cake, pudding...

 Like this!

 Top it off with whipped topping!
Then add crushed cookies, eyeballs and a little skeletal animal!

 Store in the fridge or serve immediately!

These would be darling with
cookie gravestones...or marshmallow ghosts!

Big hit!

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