Those creepy looking eyes are super delicious deviled eggs! They are super quick and easy to make and will definitely be a favorite at your Halloween party!
❤️Why you will love this recipe
If you are looking for creepy but delicious appetizers for your Halloween party then these bloody eyeball deviled eggs should definitely be on your menu! This fun fingerfood is super simple and quick to prepare. You can even make part of them ahead of time!
Delicious fresh basil pesto will make your disgusting green infected Pupil. This weird green mixture will definitely creep out your guests and make this a hit at your party! To make this recipe even more hair raising we add red bloody veins to our eyes using red food coloring.
You'll need a few essential kitchen tools and equipment:
- Saucepan: For boiling the eggs until they're perfectly hard-boiled if you are not buying hard-boiled eggs.
- Knife: To cut your eggs in half
- Bowl: To hold the egg yolks and mix them with the pesto, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.
- Teaspoon: Essential for scooping out the egg yolks from the halved egg whites.
- Toothpick: To create eerie-looking veins on the egg whites with red food coloring.
- Spoon or Piping Bag: You can use a spoon to carefully fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture or opt for a piping bag for a neater presentation.
With these simple tools at your disposal, you'll be well-equipped to whip up these ghoulishly delicious deviled eggs for your Halloween celebration.
For this recipe you only need a few easily available ingredients:
- Eggs: Hard-boiled and peeled, serving as the base of your deviled eggs. You can cook them yourself or buy already hard-boiled ones.
- Pesto: You can choose either homemade or store-bought pesto based on your preference and availability.
- Mayonnaise: Adds creaminess and flavor to the egg yolk mixture. You should try my homemade mayonnaise.
- Salt and Pepper: To taste, for seasoning and enhancing the overall flavor.
- Candy Eyes: These add a fun and spooky touch to your deviled eggs, transforming them into adorable Halloween-themed appetizers. If you can't find candy eyes simply make some yourself with melted chocolate. I explained how to do that in my Halloween Cookie Recipe.
- Red Food Coloring: Used with a toothpick to create creepy veins on the egg whites, adding to the Halloween theme.
👩🏻🍳How to make Halloween Deviled Eggs
Here is a quick overview of the recipe steps. Please read the recipe card for the full instructions.
1. Hard-boil your eggs and let them cool down.
2. Peel off the shells.
3. Cut the eggs in half and scoop the egg yolks into a bowl with a teaspoon.
4. Add the pesto, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to the egg yolks. Mix well until everything is combined and smooth. Set aside.
5. Now we get spooky! Get a toothpick and dip it in the food coloring to then make the eye veins on the egg whites.
6. Spoon or pipe the egg yolk mixture back into our ready egg whites and top it off with the candy eyes. Et voilà you made an amazing spooky appetizer. Enjoy 🎃
- Spooky Presentation: Elevate your Halloween celebration by serving these bewitching deviled eggs on a themed platter. Consider using black or orange serving trays adorned with faux cobwebs and playful plastic spiders for a chillingly delightful effect.
- Themed Decor: To complete the spooky ensemble, incorporate eerie decorations like plastic spiders, miniature pumpkins, or even a carved jack-o'-lantern centerpiece. These additions will enhance the Halloween ambiance and add a touch of fun.
- Party Perfection: These deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer for Halloween parties, potlucks, or a festive family gathering. Their whimsical appearance and delicious flavor make them an ideal addition to any spooky spread.
- Drink Pairing: Pair your deviled eggs with a cauldron of "witches' brew" or a spooky-themed beverage of your choice. This bloody eye apple martini would be perfect.
- Snack Selection: Complete your Halloween feast by offering an assortment of other spine-tingling snacks and treats. Think about serving up mummy hot dogs, bat-shaped sandwiches, and a graveyard-themed dessert for a truly memorable Halloween spread.
With these serving suggestions, your Halloween party is sure to be a hit, and your guests will be enchanted by the taste and presentation of these whimsical treats. Enjoy the festivities and have a spooktacular time! 🎃👻🕷️
🥄Storage / Shelf Life
Keep the assembled deviled eggs covered in the fridge. They should get consumed within 1-2 days for the optimal flavor and freshness.
💭Frequently asked questions
Q: Can you make deviled eggs ahead of time?
A: Yes, you absolutely can! Deviled eggs is one of the easiest appetizers to make ahead of time. The unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.
The filling can be made up to 2 days in advance. Make sure to keep the egg yolks and egg whites separate until the day of the event to get the best flavor. Keep the filling in an airtight container or zip block bag in the fridge till the day you will serve your snack. The egg whites you can also keep in a container or simply keep them in a covered bowl.
Q: What can I use as a substitute for pesto?
A: If you don't have or prefer not to use pesto, you can substitute it with other flavorful options like finely chopped fresh herbs (such as basil or cilantro), sun-dried tomato spread, or even a bit of spicy mustard for a unique twist.
Q: Can I use something other than candy eyes for decoration?
A: Absolutely! Get creative with your Halloween theme. You can use sliced black olives, small pieces of roasted red pepper, or finely chopped chives to create different facial features or spooky designs on your deviled eggs.
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Halloween Deviled Eggs
- Piping bag
- 6 eggs (fresh or buy hard boiled eggs)
- 2-3 tablespoon Pesto
- 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
- Red food coloring
- 12 Candy eyes
Boil the eggs
- This step is only for when you do not buy already hard-boiled eggs.Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover them with water, and bring to a gentle boil.6 eggs
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
- Transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool, making peeling easier. Then peel off the shells.
Prepare the filling
- Slice the cooled, peeled eggs in half and scoop the egg yolks into a bowl with a teaspoon.
- Add the pesto, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to the egg yolks. Mix well until everything is combined and smooth.2-3 tablespoon Pesto, 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise, Salt and pepper
Spookify the Eggs and assemble
- Now we get spooky! Get a toothpick and dip it in the food coloring to then make the eye veins on the egg whites.Red food coloring
- Spoon or pipe the egg yolk mixture back into the egg whites and top it off with the candy eyes. Et voilà you made an amazing spooky appetizer. Enjoy 🎃12 Candy eyes
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