Originally published October 7, 2014 and updated June 3, 2021
What is it about Halloween that makes eating creepy looking food, like deviled egg eyeballs, so fun? I honestly don’t know, but creepy looking food IS fun, and this recipe is super easy and perfect for kids to help create.
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 eggs to take to the party. They were a big hit and I’ll be making them again this year, I’m sure.
We don’t do scary Halloween in our family, but we do fun and fun-creepy Halloween. These deviled egg eyeballs are the perfect fun-creepy treat.
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.
How to Make the Best Hard Boiled Eggs for Deviled Eggs
- Place eggs in one layer in pan and cover with approximately 1 inch of water.
- Bring to a roiling boil.
- Cover pan with a lid and remove the pan from the burner.
- Let the pan sit covered for 10 minutes.
To Make Hard Boiled Eggs Easy to Peel
- Drain hot water from the pan.
- Fill pot with cold water.
- Add a cup of ice cubes.
- When ice cubes melt add another cup of ice cubes.
- When ice melts, remove the eggs from the pan and peel or refrigerate
Peel the hard boiled eggs, 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 for your deviled egg eyeballs.
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. These veins are what give the Halloween deviled eggs that eyeball look.
You could try using a very fine clean paint brush to brush the food dye veins onto the egg.
You could also try an edible red food pen. I’ve used the black one and it worked well on cookies and had no taste, so I’d think the red one would work well and make it much quicker to make the veins on the eggs. It’s definitely worth giving it a try.
Fill the empty egg half with the green filling. Top each egg half with a sliced black olive. Take the time to center the sliced black olive so that it looks like an eyeball centered in the deviled egg eyeballs.
Voila! You’ve created a creepy deviled egg eyeball for Halloween or any fun food occasion.
When to Serve Deviled Egg Eyeballs
- Send in your child’s lunch on Halloween.
- Serve with a home lunch on Halloween.
- Serve as an after-school snack.
- Serve as a candy-alternative at parties.
- Serve just before trick or treating as a protein-packed snack.
More fun Halloween Food Ideas and Recipes
- 7 Halloween Eyeball Recipes
- Halloween Jack O’lantern Dinner Pockets
- Halloween Treats – Witch Fingers
- Halloween Spell Book Rice Krispie Treats
- Halloween Graveyard Treat
The kids were giggling over the tray full of fun deviled egg eyeball hors’dovrs. They really are a delicious and fun addition to any Halloween party.
These are easy enough for the kiddos to help make and fun enough that they’ll want to help make these deviled egg eyeballs. Be sure to pin so you can find this recipe each and every Halloween.
- 6 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tsp Mustard
- Green Food Coloring
- Red Food Coloring
- Sliced Black Olives
Peel cooled hard boiled eggs. Slice in half long ways.
Put egg yolks in a bowl and mash well.
Mix in mayonnaise and mustard. Mix well.
Stir in green food coloring until you achieve your desired color.
Spoon or pipe green filling back into the egg halves.
Place one black olive slice on each egg half.
Dip a toothpick into red food coloring. Draw veins on the egg halves as in photo.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Be sure to pin so you find this Deviled Egg Eyeballs recipe for every Halloween or spooky party in the future.
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I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.