Let me start by saying that this is not my original idea. I found inspiration for these hilarious eggs on the mother-site of all crafty and artsy ideas, that would be…Pinterest of course! So whoever came up with this idea I thank you and give full credit, because they are awesome! Here’s my take on them.
I’m making these for a Halloween Party we’re invited to tomorrow evening and I couldn’t not share them with our readers. I thought that an egg themed Halloween hors d’oeuvre was perfect for chicken keepers! In the interest of this project, here are some related posts by some of our Community Chickens Columnists:
For the best advice on how to hard boil and peel a farm fresh egg, visit these posts:
11 Steps to the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg by Melissa Caughey
There’s More Than One Way to Boil an Egg! by Rebecca Nikols
My Quest for the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg by Jennifer Burke
For delicious recipes for Deviled Eggs visit
Green Eggs and Ham by Rebecca Nikols
Making Memories with Deviled Eggs by Meredith Chilson
For this project you will need:
6 hardboiled eggs (this makes a dozen eye balls)
Your favorite recipe for Deviled Eggs
Green food coloring
Red food coloring
piping bag fitted with a tip with a large opening, or a zip lock with the corner tip cut off
1 can sliced black pitted olives
skewer stick or toothpick
What to do:
Boil the eggs and peel.
Slice each egg in half lengthwise.
Remove yolks and place in a food processor. Add the deviled egg ingredients. Usually when making deviled eggs I simply mash the ingredients together with a fork. But because I want the consistency really smooth (I didn’t want chunky eyeballs) I used the processor.
Add a few drops of green food coloring and pulse to blend. Continue adding until you get the desired green eye color!
Scoop the filling out and place in a piping bag.
Pipe the filling into each egg cavity.
Top with a black olive slice for the “iris” of the eye.
Then dip a toothpick or skewer stick into red food coloring and drag it outward from the center of the egg half to create the veins.