There's nothing more fun for Halloween than spooky looking foods. These Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs are perfect for a Halloween party or as dinner before trick or treating.
I was brainstorming (googling) for Halloween inspired foods, and came across this recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs over at The Spinach Spot. My kids love boiled eggs as a snack or with their lunches, and they especially love deviled eggs. I thought these Avocado Deviled Eggs would make a perfect spooky snack for my little ones.
Of course, I obviously changed up the recipe just a bit to fit my needs... Ha ha.
One thing to keep in mind is: the riper the avocado, the better. My avocados weren't that ripe, so I had to add a bit of mayo to get to the desired creaminess. I saw pimentos when I was at the store and now I kind of wish I had bought them to put inside the olives, but no biggie- they're still cute.
And of course, I use Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. (Want to try these pasteurized in the shell eggs? Click here for the store locator and here for a coupon.)
Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs
- 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
- Peel eggs and cut in half, lengthwise. Scoop out yolks.
- 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.
- If the egg and avocado mixture needs more creaminess, add 1 tsp of mayo at time to achieve desired creaminess
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add a tiny bit of red food coloring to a spoon and using the paint brush, "paint" the red blood shot eyes onto the eggs.
- Spoon avocado mixture into eggs and top with a sliced black olive. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve and best if served within 6 hours.
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( I'm a brand ambassador for Davidson's Safest Choice® and a member of their Darling Dozen. This post is sponsored but all opinions are 100% my own- I love these eggs and used them even before I was lucky enough to partner with them!)