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Goblin Eyeballs

Our home economists had great vision when creating these devilish deviled eggs. Guests at your Halloween party will be "goblin," them up! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 12 eggs
  • Red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 large pimiento-stuffed olives, halved widthwise


  • Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough water to cover by 1 in. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Place in ice water until completely cooled. Gently crack eggs (do not peel).
  • Fill a large bowl with hot water; add food coloring to tint water a dark red. Add eggs, making sure they are completely covered by water; let stand for 30 minutes. Remove eggs from water; peel (eggs should have a veined appearance).
  • Cut eggs in half widthwise; place yolks in a large bowl. Set whites aside. Mash yolks with a fork; stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • To make eggs stand better on serving plate, slice a small piece from the bottom of egg white halves. Stuff with yolk mixture. Place an olive half in the center of each to resemble an eyeball. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 93 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Debi
    Oct 21, 2017

    I used my own recipe for the filling so I'm rating this based the concept rather than the flavor. I made a dozen boiled eggs, cracked the heck out of them (rolling the cracked eggs on the counter makes a nice spiderweb of cracks). I then put them in an 8" square Pyrex in the sink, dumped in about two teaspoons of red food coloring, a glug of vinegar, and poured in boiling water to cover. They're heavily veined, it shows up great! I really think the recipe should mention how much dye is needed, though. I happened to have an old bottle of red and just used what was left in it. The vinegar is because you use some when making dye for Easter eggs so I figured it couldn't hurt, might help. Mine look fantastic! Oh, and I placed them on a bed of shredded lettuce rather than slicing ends. That works, too.

  • RobynBeck66
    Oct 31, 2015

    Easy and turned out great. I used my own deviled egg recipe. The tip to slice off a small part of the "pointed" end of the egg was brilliant!!

  • ambrosiaj
    Nov 4, 2012

    This was super easy and turned out beautifully - and were a huge hit! I will probably make them for every Halloween Party or Friday the 13th celebration from here on out.

  • Phil Fellini
    Oct 31, 2012

    Overall a good recipe except that after soaking the eggs in red dye water, the eggs themselves were almost entirely white. Yes, I cracked the eggs in multiple places! Has anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions? Thanks

  • wflames
    Aug 30, 2012

    I always do a Halloween themed dinner on Halloween and these are great! I have made this recipe a few times now and I do use more spices in the egg yolk mixture but the process to make these look like eyeballs is fantastic! I would recommend using more red dye tho.

  • sfprincess
    Jun 1, 2010

    No comment left

  • jennyjim910
    Oct 28, 2008

    When I tried this recipe, my egg whites didn't turn out looking red and veiny. I think you need to really crack the eggs well and put a ton of red food coloring in the water. Like more than you think is too much.