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Halloween Eye of Newt Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Halloween Eye of Newt

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"Bubble, bubble. Toil and trouble. This appetizer is commonly known and used but, I have put my own little twist on this recipe. It is deviled eggs made to look like the eyeballs of a lizard. It a hit with the kids at my Halloween party. Watch them get eaten up at your party!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen newt eyes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place all of the eggs into a large pot so they can rest on the bottom in a single layer. Fill with just enough cold water to cover the eggs. Bring to a boil, then cover, remove from the heat and let stand for about 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water or add some ice to the water and let the eggs cool completely. Peel and slice in half lengthwise.
  2. Remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl. Mix in the relish, mayonnaise, celery salt, mustard, and food coloring. Spoon this filling into the egg whites and place them on a serving tray. Round the top of the filling using the spoon. Place an olive slice on each yolk to create the center of the eye. Dab a tiny bit of mayonnaise in the center of the olive as a finishing touch.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2007

The photo of this dish is the one I submitted. It was a hit at our neighborhood adult Halloween party. I added bloodshot eyes by dipping a knife in paprika and lightly touching the eyes. I found the recipe to be a little too dry and added a couple more tablespoons of mayo. I also colored the mayo yellow for the spot in the middle of the eye.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2011

Filling was pretty dry. Next time I will just go with my traditional recipe and add some green food coloring and olives.

Nov 02, 2010

These are really adorable and fairly easy to make. Only suggestion is, to use BLUE food coloring, and not green. We put in 10+ drops of green and it didn't change color. My daughter said, "yellow eggs and blue food coloring will do the trick", and sure enough, it did! :)

Oct 28, 2008

Great presentation on the party table. Did not use relish and used Miracle Whip instead of mayo plus some additional spices. Use black olives and green olives with red pimento. Tucked the small green olives inside the black olives - nice and spooky!

Nov 03, 2009

These were very good and a very cute concept for Halloween! Everyone loved them and they are so very easy. I used a toothpick dipped in liquid red food coloring to make the "veins" for the eyes. I also put some egg mix aside not tinted green to make the pupil. Thanks for sharing this cute idea :)

Oct 26, 2009

Was really yummy, but we couldn't figure out how to get the blood shots and the paprika didn't look nearly as good as in the pic so we ended up mixing mayo and red food coloring and it looked great.

Oct 12, 2008

My 12 year old daughter found this recipe and made these last night. We had to add about 4 times as much mayo as the recipe called for as it was very very dry following the directions. To make the "eyeballs" appear bloodshot, we lightly sprinkled the filled eggs with paprika before adding the olive slices. So far everyone has thought they were fabulous.

Oct 26, 2011

Just a few tips for deviled eggs in general -- If you want the yolk of the egg to be positioned exactly in the center of the egg, turn all of your eggs you will be using on their side in their carton the night before in the refrigerator. This will center the yolk and when you boil them the yolk will stay there! If you want the yolk to retain it's natural yellow color instead of getting that icky green rim (although that wouldn't really apply for this recipe), have a bowl of ice cold water filled with more ice ready after you get done cooking the eggs and immediately transfer them to the cold water. The green rim occurs from a chemical reaction that happens when the yolk is exposed to oxygen. Rapidly cooling them in the water will stop the reaction from happening, yay! :)


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 186 mg
  • 62%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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