This recipe for Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs is super simple to make, and these adorable deviled eggs also make the perfect appetizer for a Halloween party.
But, beware, even though these Halloween deviled eggs might look spooky, even your little ones would have a great time helping to prepare this fun to make and to eat treat.
Watch this quick video to see how to make this recipe:
Here’s what you will need to make this recipe:
You will need the following ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, large black olives, salt and pepper, and candy googly eyes. I’ve seen them done without the eyes, so if you can’t find googly eyes, they will still be cute!
Here’s how to make this recipe:
To get started, gather your ingredients and cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl.
Add mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth.
Fill the eggs with the yolk mixture.
Slice three olives in half lengthwise—place one-half of each olive on top of the yolk mixture.
Slice the rest of the olives in half lengthwise and then slice each half horizontally into thin strips to make the legs.
Place three legs on each side of the olive on top of the egg yolk mixture. Repeat for the rest of the eggs.
Add two googly eyes to each “spider.”
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Frequently asked questions:
Where to find googly eyes?
You can find “candy googly eyes” at your grocery store or just about any hobby store that sells baking supplies. I found mine at Michael’s, but I also saw them at a Publix grocery store in the cake mix section, and you can find them online.
How many calories?
These delightful, delightfully spooky deviled eggs come in at only 55 calories per spider. That’s a win in my book!
How long will they keep in the refrigerator:
You can keep leftover deviled eggs tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. Do not freeze them.
Sharon’s Expert Tips:
To save time, you can purchase pre-made hard-boiled eggs to make these deviled eggs.
It’s easier to use a pair of tweezers to add the legs and eyes to the spider’s body.
You can make these cute deviled eggs 24 hours ahead of time, but don’t add the eyes or other Halloween candy for decorations until you are ready to serve them. The candy will melt in your refrigerator, and you will have a mess!
If you have ever been frustrated because you couldn’t get the shells off of your hard-boiled eggs, check out my post-Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs! With my method of steaming eggs, the shell falls right off. Well, it doesn’t fall off, but the eggs are easy to peel, and the shell does come off in several large pieces.
Are you looking for more Halloween food ideas?
I also have a delicious adult punch recipe, Witches Brew-Halloween Punch with a Kick, and my Easy Halloween Black Forest Trifle, Halloween Chocolate Cheesecake Graveyard Dip, and Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes are perfect desserts.
Or, if you need even more ideas, check out my post 50+ Spooktacularly Cute and Easy Halloween Treats and Party Recipes.
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Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 3 eggs large, hard-boiled and peeled
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 8 black olives extra-large, pitted
- 12 candy googly eyes
- Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth.
- Fill the eggs with the yolk mixture.
- Slice three olives in half lengthwise. Place ½ of each olive on top of the yolk mixture.
- Slice the rest of the olives in half lengthwise, and then slice each half horizontally into thin strips to make the legs. Place three legs on each side of the olive on top of the egg yolk mixture. Repeat for the rest of the eggs.
- Add two googly eyes to each "spider."
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
**October 6, 2020, this post was updated to include expanded tips. No change to the actual recipe.