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Quick and easy Halloween deviled eggs are deliciously savory with just a hint of creepy cuteness. They make a yummy appetizer or spooky snack!
A Spooky Snack!
Who here loves deviled eggs? In my experience, you either love them or hate them. Well, I happen to love them! I decided to take them up a notch to make them party perfect and a little bit spooky.
Add in some of our favorite monster munchies or fill a Halloween Charcuterie Board with your favorite snacks for celebrating all month long! No trick here! Just a savory spooky treat.
Quick + Easy!
Halloween deviled eggs eyeballs are a fun twist on a classic appetizer. They are easy and fun!
EGGS. Fill a medium pot with enough water to cover eggs and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, gently lower eggs into the water using a strainer ladle. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and simmer eggs for 15 minutes.
Once done, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
Remove eggs from the water and tap on the counter to crack. Remove shells and rinse eggs.
Carefully cut each egg lengthwise, remove the yolk, and transfer the yolks to a small bowl. Set egg whites aside.
FILLING. Add mayonnaise and mustard to yolks and whip with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide into two bowls. Add green food coloring to one and purple food coloring to another.
For perfectly cooked eggs follow my musts. These Halloween themed deviled eggs are great for parties!
Substitutions. If you don’t like mayo you can use Miracle Whip. Yellow mustard can be replaced with Dijon mustard, or whatever type is your favorite. Use slices of black olives in place of green olives.
Egg filling. You can mash and stir the egg yolk mixture with a fork or use a handheld mixer to whip them so they are a little smoother.
Decorating. To get the vibrant coloring use neon food dye. Use a toothpick to apply red food coloring to the egg whites to resemble blood vessels.
Make Eggs Ahead of Time
You can fully prepare the Halloween deviled eggs recipe 1 day ahead of time. You can also prepare different aspects of the dish over several days
- 4-5 days ahead: Boil the eggs.
- 2 days ahead: Peel the eggs and separate the egg whites and the egg yolks. Place the egg halves in an airtight container and into the fridge. Use the yolks and mix them with the mayo, mustard, and seasoning. Place the yolk mixture in a container in the fridge.
- 1 day ahead: Stir in the food coloring and fill the egg whites. Add the olive pupil.
Hard-boiled eggs can be made up to 5 days ahead of time, but don’t fully prepare the colorful eye of newt deviled eggs until 1 day ahead of time. Keep the filled eggs covered and in the fridge until you wish to serve them.
Some people love deviled eggs while others won’t touch them. With that in mind, I generally plan on 2-3 deviled eggs per person that way those who love them can easily enjoy a few extra.
I wanted to make these eye of newt deviled eggs look a bit messy so I used a spoon to plop the mixture in the middle. If you want a cleaner look, use a piping bag or even a small cookie scoop.
For More Halloween Party Appetizers, Try:
- Pumpkin Guacamole
- Apple Monster Teeth
- Mummy Hot Dogs
- Halloween Charcuterie Board
- Halloween Flatbread Pizza
Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 6 large eggs
- water and ice
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- salt and pepper, to taste
- paprika, optional
- Green and purple food coloring
- Green olives
- Fill a medium pot with enough water to cover eggs and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, gently lower eggs into the water using a strainer ladle. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and simmer eggs for 15 minutes.
- Once done, transfer the eggs to an ice bath for 5 minutes.
- Remove eggs from the water and tap on the counter to crack. Remove shells and rinse eggs.
- Carefully cut each egg lengthwise, remove the yolk, and transfer the yolks to a small bowl. Set egg whites aside.
- Add mayonnaise and mustard to yolks and whip with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide into two bowls. Add green food coloring to one and purple food coloring to another.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.