Spooky Eggs

Who says Halloween is just a candy holiday? Here are a few devilishly good and creative Halloween inspired appetizers.

1. Halloween Buffalo Chicken Skillet Dip

You can never go wrong with a classic chicken dip. This recipe from tasty.co will have all the ghouls and ghals feeling full and ready to get their spook on.

dip

Ingredients

for 12 servings

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup monterey jack cheese
  • ⅔ cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tubes refrigerated pizza dough
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, block of cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, monterey jack, cheddar, buffalo sauce, and ranch.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 tube of pizza dough. Cut out triangles for eyes, and a mouth.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the pieces are golden brown, slightly risen and cooked through.
  5. Cut the remaining dough into squares, place a cube of cheese on each one, and roll into balls. Repeat with the other tube of pizza dough. Place in a ring around the edges of a greased oven-safe skillet or dish.
  6. Fill the middle of the dish with the dip filling.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Coat all of the dough with melted butter. Place the dough face pieces on the dip.
  9. Enjoy!

2. Spooky Monster Eyes Halloween Deviled Eggs

This recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom is a spooky twist to the classic beloved appetizer.

Eye eggs

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 boiled eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbs dill relish
  • sliced black olives
  • mayonnaise (optional- add 1 tsp at a time as needed to achieve optimum creaminess)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red food coloring
  • soft (brand new) paint brush

Preparation

  1. Peel eggs and cut in half, lengthwise. Scoop out yolks.
  2. In a bowl mash together egg yolks, avocado and lemon juice.  (My avocados were not super ripe, I found I needed to use a food processor.)
  3. If the egg and avocado mixture needs more creaminess, add 1 tsp of mayo at time to achieve desired creaminess
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add a tiny bit of red food coloring to a spoon and using the paintbrush, “paint” the red bloodshot eyes onto the eggs.
  6. Spoon egg mixture into eggs and top with a sliced black olive.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve and best if served within 6 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

3. Deliciously Rotten Deviled Eggs

Don’t let the name fool you. These deviled eggs from Parenting Chaos are so fun to look at and delicious for all ages.

spider eggs

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, hard boiled & sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 scant tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • a splash of hot sauce, Frank's Red Hot is my favorite
  • Green gel food dye
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • Paprika and chia seeds to garnish

Preparation

  1. Boil eggs as directed in Monster Egg post
  2. Place your cooked egg yolks in a small bowl & mash them up with a fork.
  3. Stir in the mayo, mustard, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, food dye, salt, & pepper.
  4. Scoop the filling into the egg whites.
  5. Sprinkle it with paprika and/or chia seeds.
  6. Enjoy!

4. Sweet and Sour 'Bat' Wings

These bat wings from Sprinkles and Sprouts are a for sure way to put a little spook into any Halloween party.

bat wings

Ingredients

US Customary - Grams

  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon black food colouring
  • 3 lb whole chicken wings see note 1
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Preparation

  1. Combine the pineapple juice, brown sugar, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and black food coloring in bowl. Add the chicken wings and turn carefully to coat.
  2. Marinate for 6-24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC.
  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  5. Remove the wings from the fridge and place them in a single layer on the baking sheets.
  6. Bake chicken 30 minutes.
  7. Combine the honey and apple cider vinegar.
  8. Remove the wings from the oven and brush liberally with the honey mixture.
  9. Return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve in your spookiest dish

5. Ghost Hard Boiled Eggs

Every Halloween party needs a few ghosts. These easy hard boiled eggs from On My Kids Plate are not just for the little ones.

Eggs

Ingredients

  • Hard boiled Egg
  • Carrot

Preparation

  1. Peel hard boiled egg gently with your hands.
  2. Slice bottom off egg so egg will stand on end
  3. Use the plastic drinking straw to poke holes in the egg for ghost eyes and mouth.
  4. Slice a tiny piece off of your carrot. Slice it smaller until you have two pieces that are smaller than the holes.
  5. Pop tiny pieces of carrots into eye holes.
  6. Enjoy!

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