Spooky spider Halloween deviled eggs are not only spooky but totally delicious and the perfect appetizer for a Halloween party! This simple recipe will add some tasty spookiness to your Halloween fun!
Spooky Spider Halloween Deviled Eggs
It is spooky season! That means it is time to get creepy and have fun with our food! If you are having a Halloween Party this is the perfect deviled egg recipe to make. It is simple to make, has great flavor, and is Halloween-themed with creepy spiders on top.
The egg whites are colored in green and orange to give color to them, and to look like spider webs on the eggs. Feel free to change up the color if you want to!
If you are looking for simple appetizers that everyone will love these are it. My kids love them and they love that they are topped with spiders made with olives to make them spooky!
While I use a simple deviled egg filling feel free to change things up and use your favorite deviled egg filling recipe instead.
Halloween Party Recipes
If you are having a Halloween Party be sure to check out all our Halloween recipes for kids that will make your Halloween party tasty and spooky!
- Monster Eye Ball Sugar Cookies
- Twinkie Mummies
- Mummy Cookies
- Ghost String Cheese
- Ghost Yogurt Banana Pops
- Chocolate Ghost Pops
- Ghost Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
- White chocolate ghost pops
- Halloween Chocolate chip cookies
Tips for Making this recipe
Darker Colored Eggs. If you want the coloring on the eggs to be darker you will want to leave them in the water with food coloring longer. The longer they sit in the food coloring the darker the coloring will be.
Piping Bag for Filling: For a neat and professional appearance, use a piping bag or a small plastic bag with one corner snipped off to fill the egg white halves. This makes the process much easier.
Chill Before Serving: Refrigerate the deviled eggs for at least 30 minutes before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld and the filling to set properly, making them easier to handle and enhancing the taste.
Serve them Spooky
If you are serving these spooky deviled eggs at a Halloween party then you are going to want to make them as themed as you can to add to the presentation. There are a few things that you can do to add to the ambience when serving.
Choose a dark-colored or Halloween-themed platter to serve the deviled eggs. Black or dark purple platters can enhance the spooky theme.
Use small Halloween-themed picks or toothpicks to skewer the deviled eggs for easy serving and a festive touch.
Variations of this Recipe
Add more spices. You can add a pinch of garlic powder, onion powder aong with the salt and pepper to the deviled egg mixture.
Change up the Deviled Egg recipe. We use a basic mayo and mustard deviled egg recipe for this one but you can make bacon deviled eggs or any of your favorite deviled egg filling mixtures when making these Halloween Deviled eggs and then put the spiders on top.
Change up the colors. I used green and orange but you can change the colors to be any color that you want to.
Color the deviled egg filling. If you want to have the deviled egg filling colored just add a few drops of food coloring to the deviled egg filling mixture when you are making it.
Can I make Hard-boiled Eggs in advance?
Yes, you sure can! I like to hardboil a bunch of eggs all at once and then I can easily and quickly make deviled eggs with the hardboiled eggs I already have in the fridge. You can hard boil eggs up to a week in advance and use them as needed.
If you are wanting to prep deviled eggs ahead of time, cut the eggs in half and make the filling. Then store the deviled egg filling mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. Put the egg whites on a serving tray or plate and carefully tightly wrap them with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.
When it is time to make them, all you have to do is remove the plastic wrap from the eggs and put the filling in.
You can also make these Halloween deviled eggs the night before you are going to serve them and store them in the fridge.
How long Can Deviled Eggs be left out?
Deviled eggs should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
How to Store Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is best to consume deviled eggs within 2 to 3 days for the best taste and quality.
How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
There are a few different ways that you can make hard boiled eggs. For this recipe, you will want to have 12 hard-boiled eggs already cooked and cooled before getting started.
Pick which ever way you prefer to cook hard-boiled eggs, and then allow them to cool. If you need to cool them quicker you can use a cold water bath by putting setting up a bowl of ice water and placing them in it for 10-15 minutes.
- Instant pot hard boiled eggs
- air fryer hard boiled eggs
- oven baked hard boiled eggs
- stove top boiled hard boiled eggs
Spooky Spider Halloween Deviled Eggs Ingredients
Hard-boiled eggs.You will need already cooked and cooled hard-boiled eggs for this recipe. Cook your hardboiled eggs by your preferred method.
Water. Water is used to color the eggs with the food coloring. Depending on the size of the bowl you are putting the eggs into, you may need more water than we used.
Liquid food coloring. We use orange food coloring and green food coloring but you can change the colors up if you want to. This is used to color the egg whites and give them an orange hue, creating a festive appearance for the deviled eggs.
Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is used to make the filling for the deviled eggs. If you do not like mayonnaise you can use sour cream, greek yogurt or mashed avocado. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture of the deviled eggs may be slightly different from the traditional version.
Yellow mustard. Mustard adds flavor to the deviled egg mixture. You can also use brown mustard or Dijon mustard.
Salt and black pepper. These are used for seasoning, enhancing the overall taste of the deviled eggs.
Black olives. These olives are a key component for creating the spooky spiders. The olives are used for the spider bodies and then arranged on top of the deviled eggs.
How to make Spooky Spider Halloween Deviled Eggs
Cook the eggs to your liking, then allow them to cool.
Create small cracks in the eggshells by gently tapping them with a spoon or rolling them on a flat surface. Ensure the shells crack without detaching from the eggs.
Divide water into two separate bowls and add green food coloring to one and orange to the other, ensuring the water changes color.
Submerge the eggs in the colored water and place the bowls in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours, preferably overnight, for optimal coloring.
Take the eggs out of the water, pat them dry with a paper towel, and remove the shells, discarding them. Arrange the peeled eggs on a plate.
Using a sharp knife, cut the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise and transfer the egg yolks to a large bowl.
Mash the egg yolks with a fork and then add mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly until you achieve a smooth blend.
Place a star piping tip into a piping bag or a ziptop bag, then transfer the mixture into the bag.
Arrange the egg white halves on a plate and pipe the yolk mixture into the cavities of the egg halves.
Halve 12 olives and place them on top of the deviled egg mixture for the spider bodies.
Slice the remaining olives into thin pieces for the spider legs. Position four olive slices on each side of the olive halves to create the legs.
Refrigerate the deviled eggs until you’re ready to serve.
Halloween Dessert Recipes
Spooky spider Halloween deviled eggs
- Hard boil eggs by your preferred method and cool.
- Crack the eggshells just a bit – you can do this by tapping all over them with a spoon or rolling them on the counter. You want the shells to be cracked but not taken off the eggs.
- Pour the water into 2 bowls, add green food coloring to one bowl and orange food coloring to the other- be sure to add enough food coloring to change the color of the water.
- Place the eggs into the water, and then place the bowl of water and eggs into the fridge. Let the eggs sit in the water for at least 3 hours, I prefer to do it overnight for the best coloring.
- Remove the eggs from the water and dry them with a paper towel.
- Peel the shells from the eggs and dispose of the shells, set the eggs on a plate while peeling the rest of the eggs.
- Once all the eggs are peeled, using a sharp knife cut the hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove the egg yolks and place the yolks in a large bowl and set aside.
- Mash the Egg yolks with a fork.
- Add in the mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper and mix well until everything is combined and you have a smooth mixture.
- Place a star piping tip into a piping bag, pastry bag or ziptop bag and transfer the mixture to the bag.
- Arrange the egg white halves on a plate. Pipe the yolk mixture into the hole of the egg on the egg halves.
- Slice 12 olives in half and place half on them on top of the deviled egg mixture of each egg. These are the spider bodies.
- Slice the rest of the olives into thin pieces – these will be the spider legs and place 4 slices on either side of the olive half for the legs.
- Refrigerator until you are ready to serve.