Coconut Eyeballs

Coconut Eyeballs from Weelicious

I’m not sure who’s more excited about Halloween this year, me or my kids. Whenever October rolls around I get way jazzed to make treats like Cookie Dough Bites, Gravestone Brownies and Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, so this year I’m adding a spooky new fun dessert to my Halloween sweets list_ Coconut Eyeballs.

Coconut Eyeballs from Weelicious

There's no cooking involved with this recipe, making it an even bigger winner in my eyes (no pun intended). With only 6 ingredients these bite-size treats couldn’t be simpler to make. It's also one of those recipes you want to get your kids to help you make as they don’t need to look perfect -- they should be a bit cracked and spooky looking. All you do is take some of the coconut mixture in your hand, shape it into a circle, press in the dried cherries, refrigerate and...voila. You can make them UP TO a week in advance and keep them in the fridge (I've actually already froze a batch 2 weeks ago to get myself ahead for the holiday this year).

Coconut Eyeballs from Weelicious

For families with food allergies this treat offers the added bonuses of being gluten, nut, dairy and dye-free as well as being vegan.

Coconut Eyeballs from Weelicious

Keep things simple but fun this Halloween by making a batch of these sweet treats. You won't be disappointed -- and neither will your kids!

Coconut Eyeballs from Weelicious

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Coconut Eyeballs (makes about 2 dozen)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 17 dried cherries


1. Place all the ingredients, except cherries into a food processor and run until it forms a paste, about 1 minute.

4. Using a 1 tablespoon measure, shape the mixture into small balls. Moisten your hands to prevent sticking.

5. Lightly flatten each ball and gently press a dried cherry into the center of each one.

6. Place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.