Halloween Deviled Eggs
These Halloween Deviled Eggs are a spooky treat. The “trick” is that this Halloween party snack is also super easy and fast to put together!
You might not know this, but I’m kind of internet famous for my Halloween food ideas. Mind you, “internet famous” is not at all the same as regular famous, and that’s fine with me.
But if you do a search for “Halloween snacks” or “Halloween food,” it’s very likely that my post from a few years ago will turn up near the top.
I’m proud of that, because I put a lot of work into that platter of Halloween snacks! My favorite item on that board was probably the cute little pumpkin deviled eggs.
Today, I’m back with those again, along with three more Halloween deviled egg recipes.
How to make deviled eggs for Halloween:
Start with your favorite deviled egg recipe or use the classic one in the recipe box below. You’ll make the filling exactly like a normal deviled egg, but you’ll just be adding food coloring at the end.
I like to use GEL food coloring, as the color is more intense, and it doesn’t add as much wetness to the filling. Besides, the gel is practically the only kind of food coloring I see at the store these days, anyway. Does regular food coloring even exist still?
From there, it’s a matter of topping your eggs with a few simple toppings to make them spooky.
Halloween Deviled Eggs with Spiders? Or Eyeball Deviled Eggs for halloween? Or both?
You’ll need olives for several of these decorated eggs. Sliced green olives stuffed with pimentos make great eyeball deviled eggs.
Carefully using a paring knife, it’s easy to cut whole, pitted black olives into the shape of spiders.
Use curly parsley or a small piece of chive to create a “stem” for your pumpkin deviled eggs.
And the neon green filling topped with black sesame seeds? Well, I don’t really know what those are. Generally spooky? Insect eggs? Bugs? I don’t know! They’re just for fun.
A trick for perfect hard boiled eggs:
A little shout out to the Cuisinart egg cooker (not sponsored, but affiliate link).
I actually didn’t know egg cookers even existed until I took a food styling class a few years back, and the instructor recommended this cooker for perfect, easy-to-peel soft boiled eggs for photos.
I’m not much of a kitchen gadget person, but this appliance spoke to me, because I have NEVER had good luck with hard boiled eggs done the old fashioned way on the stove. I guess it’s just not one of my talents.
This little cooker doesn’t take up much space in my kitchen (I store it in a deep drawer with other small appliances when not in use), and it’s worth it’s weight in gold.
It makes perfect hard boiled and soft boiled eggs EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I cannot recommend it enough!
How long can you safely keep deviled eggs?
Once the deviled eggs are prepared, they can be kept in the refrigerator up to three days. MAKE SURE you cover them tightly with plastic wrap.
I recently made the mistake of not covering my eggs, and let’s just say, they got very dried out, and it was a trick, not a treat.
While they CAN be refrigerated up to three days, I really think it’s best to eat these deviled eggs soon after they’re prepared. Especially because the food coloring can weep into the white of the egg.
I suggest eating them the same day they’re made, or refrigerating them for just one night, for best flavor and appearance.
For the Deviled Eggs:
- 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, halved, whites and yolks separated
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Purple food coloring + sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
- Orange food coloring + curly parsley
- Green food coloring + black sesame seeds
- Pitted whole black olives
- Place egg yolks in small bowl and use fork to crush until no large chunks remain. Add mayonnaise, mustard and salt; stir with fork until well combined.
- For Eyeball Deviled Eggs: Stir purple food coloring into egg yolk mixture a few drops at a time or until desired color is achieved. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Top each egg with olive slice.
- For Pumpkin Deviled Eggs: Stir orange food coloring into egg yolk mixture a few drops at a time or until desired color is achieved. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Use a toothpick to make lines in the yolk mixture to resemble a pumpkin. Garnish with a small piece of parsley to make the pumpkin "stem."
- For Spooky Green Deviled Eggs: Stir green food coloring into egg yolk mixture a few drops at a time or until desired color is achieved. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Sprinkle eggs with sesame seeds.
- For Spider Deviled Eggs: Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Use sharp knife to cut olives into "spider" parts, and arrange spiders on top of eggs.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 deviled eggs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
MORE GREAT HALLOWEEN FOOD:
- Orange Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache – this one is a showstopper!
- Creamy Pumpkin Parmesan Dip – a savory, more sophisticated Halloween snack.
- Halloween Brownies – trick or beet!
- Pumpkin-Brie Quesadillas – kids and adults both love these.
- Pumpkin & Kale Lasagna – a hearty dinner before heading out for trick-or-treating.
- Spooky Spider Cookies from She Saved
- Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O’-Lantern Cookies from Half Baked Harvest