Halloween Deviled Egg Eyeballs

Halloween Deviled Egg Eyeballs www.budgetgourmetmom.com #halloween #eggs #kids #spon

As Halloween approaches this week I am reminded of the resolve I made last year to have everything ready by this September for this year.  I have this tradition of doing everything last minute then the night of breathing a sigh of relief that they didn’t trick-or-treating as the boy next door.  At the rate I’m going this year they’ll be dressed as the new kid on the block.  Get it!? We just moved.  New neighborhood.  New kid on the block!?  I watch too much Hocus Pocus.

As you may have gathered I’m right on track with my tradition of waiting until the last minute to get everything ready, at least when it comes to costumes.  For some reason the food always gets thoughtfully planned out and I already have my Costco size bag of candy.  Go figure.

Halloween Deviled Egg Eyeballs www.budgetgourmetmom.com #halloween #kids #eggs

This year  as I was thinking about fun treats and snacks to have I was heading down the creepy, gross path way more than the cutsey pumpkins and ghosts.  I’ve realized that as my kids get older they have learned to appreciate the gross things in life.  Awesome.

These Halloween Deviled Egg Eyeballs use my favorite Safest Choice Eggs that are 100% budget friendly, they are easy to make (just require a little waiting time), and my kids were totally grossed out by them.  Winning.  Naturally they ate them.  They are boys after all.

Halloween Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 12 hours, 22 minutes

Yield: serves 6


  • 6 large Safest Choice Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large green olives with pimentos


  1. Place the 6 eggs into a pot and fill it with water until it is an inch above the eggs. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for another 15 minutes. Allow eggs to cool before continuing on to the next step.
  2. In a medium glass bowl put red food coloring (I used Wilton's gel) and vinegar.
  3. Gently crack the eggs, without peeling, and set in the bowl with the food coloring. Put enough water in to almost cover the eggs. Allow to sit in the food coloring for 10-20 minutes, depending on how deep you want the color to be.
  4. Remove eggs, dry, and place in the fridge overnight.
  5. Filling
  6. Cut each in half, horizontally, and scoop out the yolk. Place the yolks in a bowl and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth.
  7. Slice each olive in two equal pieces.
  8. Spoon a bit of filling in the cavity of 6 of the egg halves.
  9. Cut a small divet in the wall of the egg for the olive to nestle in. Top with second half of egg. Use a knife to cut a divet so it rests flat with the bottom half of the egg.
  10. Serve immediately.

Other Halloween Treats that make you go AHHHHH!

Witches Broom Cookies | Budget Gourmet Mom

Goblin Goo Parfaits | Baked by Rachel

Nutella Banana Mummy Rolls | Our Best Bites

Disclosure: I am working with Safest Choice Eggs™ on the Darling Dozen campaign.  I have been compensated for my time and efforts.  As always, my opinions, experiences, and stories are my own.


  1. Such a fun and creepy idea!! I’ll need to give these a try sometime :) My kids would get a big kick out of them.

  2. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Okay, I am so in love with this idea!! How are you so clever?!


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