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Eggs of Newt

Try this deceptively devious recipe for a fun -- and tasty -- Halloween snack. Martha displayed this spook-tacular treat on a special Monster Buffet during her Halloween Monster Bash with Jimmy Fallon.

  • Servings: 10
Eggs of Newt

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009


  • 1 (7-ounce) box large tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 (1-inch) pieces lemon peel
  • 1 to 2 drops green liquid food coloring
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau


  1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add tapioca pearls and cook until tender and swelled, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar, lemon peel, and 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add food coloring; stir until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl and add lemon juice and orange liqueur; stir until well combined.

  3. Drain tapioca pearls and transfer to bowl with sugar mixture; stir to combine. Refrigerate until cool. Serve chilled with straws.

Reviews (2)

  • jmnorris 13 Oct, 2011

    I put the tapioca pearls in lemonade or kool-aid for the kids.

  • Maeve42 3 Oct, 2011

    Was thinking of making this for Hallowe'en this year, but I have kids, and wouldn't really want to give them something with Cointreau in it. What could I use as a substitute?

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