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Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs

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Have you decided your Halloween menu this year? These scary eyeball deviled eggs are a must try.

I’m so in love with these gruesome bloodshot eyeballs! Even though I made them, I still shuddered a bit when I ate one. They’re the perfect texture to convince people that they’re eating EYEBALLS!

My only piece of advice is to pay close attention to the food dye that you use as some of them are crazy high in carbs and the amount that you use will really depend on the quality of your dye.

Also, I suggest that you boil an extra couple of eggs, as there will inevitably be one or two that break. Clearly, I learned this from experience. Enjoy!

You can find plenty of low-carb recipes for Halloween here — make sure to check them out. Everything from keto breakfasts, dinners, desserts and snacks — we've got you covered!

Tips for Natural Food Dye

If you can't find a good natural food dye, you can use a combination of beetroot (pink) with turmeric (yellow) to create the perfect red. To do that, simply blend one beetroot with a small piece of turmeric or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and about 2 cups (480 ml) of water. Then add boiling water, enough to submerge the eggs.

For black natural food dye used in the egg yolk filling, use some squid cuttlefish ink or squid cuttlefish powder or activated charcoal powder.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 2 deviled eggs

Allergy information for Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 deviled eggs)

Net carbs0.9 grams
Protein6.7 grams
Fat12.4 grams
Calories143 kcal
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 19%, fat 79%
Total carbs0.9 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat2.6 gramsSodium384 mg(17% RDA)Magnesium6 mg(2% RDA)Potassium73 mg(4% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 12 deviled eggs)

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp natural red food dye (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup paleo mayonnaise (55 g/ 1.9 oz) - you can make your own mayo
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp natural black food dye (15 ml)


  1. To boil the eggs, place them in a pot and fill with water covering them by an inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts boiling, turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Remove from the burner and keep the eggs covered in the pot for 13 minutes (10 minutes for medium sized eggs, 15 minutes for extra large eggs).
  2. When done, transfer to a bowl filled with ice water and let them sit for 5 minutes. Fresh eggs don't peel well. It's better if you use eggs that you bought 7-10 days before cooking. Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  3. Gently tap the cold hard-boiled eggs on the bench to crack them all over.
    Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  4. Pour boiling water into a large bowl and add red food dye. Submerge the eggs in the hot red water and leave to steep for 3 hours. Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  5. Once done, peel the eggs and cut them in half. Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  6. Place the egg yolks, mayonnaise, seasonings and black food dye into the bowl of your mixer and whisk on high until smooth and creamy.
  7. Pipe, using a round nozzle if possible, the egg mixture into the egg halves.
    Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  8. Store, in an airtight container in the fridge, for up to three days.
    Halloween Eyeball Deviled Eggs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 deviled eggs)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Natural food dye
0.2 g0.2 g0 g2 kcal
0.1 g0.1 g7.6 g68 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Natural food dye
0.2 g0.2 g0 g2 kcal
Total per serving, 2 deviled eggs
0.9 g6.7 g12.4 g143 kcal

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Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman, Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling.

An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

Skoooooky! I love love how these look! I have some activated charcoal I never used so ... 😉

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To be onest I'm reading your blog quite a  long time, but  only now I decided to write some words.
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