What is it about Halloween that makes eating creepy looking food fun? Our current neighborhood throws a Halloween block party. It’s so fun to get together and see all the kids’ (and adults’) costumes, eat and visit with each other before the real fun of trick or treating begins. Last year my kids asked me to make these Halloween deviled egg eyeballs to take to the party. They were a big hit and I’ll be making them again this year, I’m sure.
Deviled Egg Eyeballs
If you have a favorite deviled egg recipe, use that and just follow the decorating tips. If you’re looking for a new deviled egg recipe, I’ll share mine at the end.
Of course, you start with hard boiled eggs. Peel them, cut them neatly in half and put the yokes in a bowl. Add green food coloring and mix well until you get a creepy green color. The green food coloring and the yellow egg yolks give you this radioactive shade of green that works perfectly with the creepy eyeball look.
Use a toothpick dipped in red food coloring to draw veins on the egg white for a bloodshot look. This is simple to do, but does take a bit of time. You’ll also have to change your toothpick out a few times, so have several toothpicks on hand.
- 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 6 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
- Green food coloring
- Red food coloring
- Sliced black olives
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Put yokes in a bowl.
- Mash yokes with a fork. Mix in mayonnaise and dry mustard. Add green food coloring until desired color.
- Using toothpick dipped in red food coloring, draw veins on egg whites to resemble bloodshot eyes.
- Fill egg whites with green yolk mixture. Top with sliced black olive.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving.