A healthy alternative to candy this Halloween, these bloodshot goblin eyes are fun to make and a treat to boot!
My son and I started making these goblin eye deviled eggs with another goal in mind – to make them look like these veined dinosaur eggs. To make colored veined eggs, you need to keep the eggs in food color preferably overnight. We didn’t want to wait a whole day to have our eggs, and so quickly changed plan to make something a little quicker.
And that’s how we landed up making these bloodshot goblin eyes! We used red and green food coloring, cracked the boiled eggs gently and let the eggs sit in some red food color solution. Then, we mashed the egg yolks with cream cheese, mayonnaise and some herbed butter. Once piped and decorated, we fished out the pumpkins we had laying around the house and made this little Halloween-inspired vignette. These goblin eyes took us under 30 minutes to make, and decorate, not counting the time spent laughing at each other’s green mouths!
Can I just say how fun it was to set up for this photo shoot? I’ve mentioned before that Halloween isn’t really big in these party and decorating for Halloween is more the exception than norm. But when I saw these gorgeous pumpkins from Jucker Farm on sale at the local Coop, I had to get one of these babies home! Never carved a pumpkin for Halloween before (except several times in my mind), and as you can clearly see, I’m as excited as a little child to attempt my first one this year.
If you’re looking for more Halloween-themed snacks, you might like these mini pizza mummies!
- 4 eggs
- Red and green gel-based food color (I used Sugarflair food colors, found in cake specialty stores)
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon softened herbed butter
- 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon milk
- A few green olives, cut into rings
- Prepare your hard-boiled eggs. I use my Instant Pot and cook them in manual mode for 5 minutes, and allow the steam to release naturally. Then I cool then in cold water and once cool, I peel them. Alternatively, to make hard boiled eggs on the stove-top, place eggs into a saucepan and pour in water to cover. On high heat, let the water boil, as soon as it begins boiling, turn off heat, cover pan with a lid, and let stand for 12 minutes.
- Pour out the warm water and run cold water over the eggs. Let stand until eggs are cool to the touch.
- If you like a veined look for your eggs, follow the steps below You could also skip this part entirely and simply dab a bit of red color over the egg whites.
- Gently crack the eggs with a spoon, without peeling them.
- Mix some of the red food color in a bowl of water and let the cracked eggs sit in the colored water for 20-30 minutes.
- After 20-30 minuted take out the eggs and peel them. They should have a slightly veined red color running over them.
- Scoop out the egg yolks and transfer to a bowl.
- Mix in the cheese, butter, milk, mayonnaise and green food color. Mix well until well combined.
- Using a piping bag, pipe in the colored egg yolks into the hollows of the egg whites.
- Place a green olive ring over each piped egg yolk mixture.
- Using a thin stick dipped in the red food color, mark out the radiating veins of the eyes.
- Place the egg yolks on a tray and serve with a side of spider and pumpkin!
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