Halloween Spider Eggs

Today’s treat is another fun food art for your Halloween gatherings – Deviled eggs decorated with black olive spiders.  Like last Monday’s recipe for Monster Eyes, use your favorite deviled egg recipe or mine.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, and I stayed with the traditional yellow filling. I think it’s still fun. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill with your deviled egg mixture.

Place 1 olive half, cut side down, in the center of each deviled egg to create the body of the spider. Add 4 small olive slices on each side of the body to make its legs. Cute and oh so easy!  Serve on a black tray or place each spider egg in your favorite Halloween cupcake liner.  Each person can hold the spider egg in the paper wrapper.

Halloween Spider Deviled Egg Appetizers

Use organic when available, makes 24 spiders


Halloween Spider Deviled Egg Appetizers

A fun food art for your Halloween gatherings – Deviled eggs decorated with black olive spiders. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween, Halloween appetizer, Halloween snacks, snacks
Servings 24


  • 36 Pitted black olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 12 Hard boiled eggs shelled and halved
  • Several drops of green food coloring (optional)
  • Paprika (optional) 


  •  Use favorite deviled egg recipe or mine for filling 
  • Add a couple of drops of food coloring as desired to filling (optional)
  • Fill egg whites with deviled filling
  • Round filling with spoon
  • Press 1/2 black olive into top of filling for body
  • Save 11 more halves for bodies
  • Cut 24 halves into 4 small slices each
  • Add 4 slices per side to create spider legs
  • Optional sprinkle with paprika
  • Optional serve each spider in Halloween cupcake liner


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

18 thoughts to “Halloween Spider Eggs”

  1. I think I prefer olive spiders to the real things 🙂 These look seriously fun and so authentic, what a great idea for a Halloween supper.

  2. These are great! Black is so hard to achieve with food colouring. I made a pirate ship birthday cake for one of my boys years ago. I remember I used so much colouring to achieve black rather than grey that all the kids mouths were smeared in black!

  3. Good morning Carol, I can’t believe almost that creepy time of year again! Your spider eggs would look good on any Halloween table and are probably the only type of spider I’d be happy to see… Jelly sweet spiders I can do too!


    1. You’re welcome! My family loves deviled eggs and we have them for almost all holiday parties. I just try to make them seasonal.

  4. WOW, those do look like spiders!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  5. These are so fun. I tried to make spiders with olives once and it didn’t quite work as well as yours! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a fabulous week!!

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