This wholesome tasting yet spooky looking deviled eyeball recipe is a perfect treat for your Halloween soiree!

Looking for a Halloween snack that isn't sweet? Try out our recipe for deviled eyeballs!

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Makes 12


6 large hard-boiled Eggs

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon honey mustard

½ teaspoon vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon paprika

Sliced black olives (optional)

Chef Gilligan's Halloween deviled eyeballs!

Chef Gilligan's Halloween deviled eyeballs!


Put eggs in a pan and add water enough to cover eggs completely.

Add a teaspoon of salt to the water. This will prevent the whites from running if a shell breaks during cooking.

Bring water to a boil, and cook eggs at a medium boil for about 12 minutes.

Chill eggs in ice water.

Remove shells from eggs.

Cut each egg in half lengthwise.

Carefully remove the yolks, and place them in a medium bowl.

Mash yolks with a fork.

Add remaining ingredients, blending until rather smooth.

Very carefully spoon mixture back into the egg whites.

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Now to make these into deviled eyeballs, follow these steps:

Step 1: Follow the recipe for deviled eggs

Step 2: If desired, add a drop of blue food coloring (or a dollop of guacamole), to give the eyeballs a greenish appearance.

Step 3: Slice some green or black olives crosswise.

Step 4: Place an olive slice in the middle of each egg.

Step 5: Give the eyeballs a bloodshot look by dripping beet juice onto the white of each egg, starting from the center and moving outward toward the edge.

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* Originally published 2009.