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These easy Halloween Deviled Eggs are shaped like cute pumpkins and make a tasty appetizer or snack! These festive treats are perfect for your next Halloween party and everyone will these love these!
If you love easy halloween appetizers try my Mummy Dogs!
Halloween Deviled Eggs
These cute Halloween Deviled Eggs are one of my favorite Halloween recipes to make because they are easy, perfect treat for any Halloween party or even as a fun appetizer or snack.
Just to be clear- there is NO actual pumpkin in these deviled eggs. They are just shaped like them!
We literally always have hard boiled eggs in our refrigerator pretty much every day because I boil about a dozen each week and my husband usually has a few for breakfast. With that being said, I had plenty of eggs already prepped to make these cute eggs!
I feel like I can consider myself a pro by now at making hard boiled eggs because I do it so often. I do it the same way every time and they always come out perfect! They are not too well done and not too under cooked..they are just right and the yolk is perfectly creamy.
Deviled eggs always appear at our family gatherings. My Nana is usually the Queen of making deviled eggs but I have made these a few times and I love how easy they are to make so I have been making them too!
If you love Deviled Eggs be sure to try my classic Deviled Egg Recipe!
- Hard boiled eggs: You want to be sure to use fresh eggs. You can use either brown or white large eggs.
- Yellow mustard: I use regular yellow mustard but you can use spicy mustard if you wanted to add some spice.
- Mayonnaise: Gives the yolk filling a creamy texture.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped chives: For the pumpkin stems.
- Paprika or red cayenne pepper: This is optional to add spice.
How To Make Halloween Deviled Eggs
- Prepare Egg Halves: Peel and slice hard boiled eggs lengthwise carefully with a sharp knife.
- To make the deviled egg filling: Place yolks in a separate bowl. Add mustard, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to the yolks. Mash and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- Prepare Yolk Filling: With a spoon, scoop about 2 teaspoons of the yolk mixture and gently roll it until it is round. Place in an empty egg white.
- Make pumpkins: Lightly press the yolk mixture down with your finders to fill the egg whites. With a knife (use a plastic knife if kids are helping), make 3-4 indents to the eggs to make them look like pumpkins. Top each egg with a small piece of chive. Sprinkle with paprika or cayenne pepper if you prefer spicy eggs. Enjoy!
How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs should be quick and easy. There are so many different ways to hard boil eggs and this is by far my favorite way because the eggs come out perfect with such little effort. They are firm, yet still creamy and almost custard like inside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make sure there is enough water to cover at least 1 inch above the eggs.
- With a large or wooden spoon, carefully place the eggs in the boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-low and remove lid.
- Set a timer for 16 minutes and let the eggs cook.
- Once the eggs are done, immediately place them under cold water for about 2-3 minutes until the eggs are cooled.
OK now that you know how to boil the eggs. Let me tell you how to peel them perfectly.
How To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Placing the eggs in cold water or an ice bath is the best way to ensure smooth peeling. If you don’t do this the eggs will be more difficult to peel and the membrane of the egg will likely rip leaving you with slightly ripped or cracked eggs.
- Gently crack the egg on a hard surface and peel with your hands under cold water. I like to place my peeled and cleaned eggs on a paper towel. Once all of the eggs are peeled and cleaned, pat with a paper towel and place in an airtight container or bowl until you are ready to use or eat them.
How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?
I keep my eggs in the fridge up to one week. Make sure they remain cold in the refrigerator.
Recipe Tips & Variations
- Other alternatives to make the pumpkin stem: Pieces of celery, parsley, green onions, bell peppers, green olives and lettuce (I recommend romaine since it is firm).
- Use a piping bag: Instead of spooning the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves, you can use a piping bag to make it easier.
- Make these into spooky treats: Use black olives to make an olive spider! Half olives and place them on top of the yolk mixture to make the spider body. Cut olives into thin slices and place them around the body to make the spider legs.
- Make spooky eyeball eggs: Add a green olive half (make sure the olive is stuffed with a pimento) to the tops of each egg and sprinkle paprika on top. You can also use a large edible eye ball instead of the olive. Add green food coloring to the yolk mixture to make them look like monster eyeballs.
- Double the recipe: Use a dozen eggs and it will yield 24 pumpkin eggs.
- Make orange pumpkins: Add more color to these eggs by adding a few drop of orange gel food coloring to the egg yolk filling.
- Add garlic flavor: Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the yolk mixture to add a delicious garlic flavor.
Leftovers & Storage
Store and leftover deviled eggs in single layer in an airtight container or cover dish tightly with plastic wrap. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days.
You can also chop up any leftover deviled eggs to make an egg salad the next day. This will make the perfect lunch!
These Halloween Deviled Eggs Are
- Easy! They take almost no time to whip up.
- So much fun to make, kids will love helping out with these.
- So incredibly cute.
- Perfect for Halloween or any Fall festivity.
Other Halloween Treats
- Mummy Rice Krispie Treats (these make a great spooky treat)
- Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Halloween Mummy Dogs
- Easy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Halloween Monster Cookies
- Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars
- Pumpkin French Toast
Halloween Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 2 tsp. yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- chopped chives for the pumpkin stems
- sprinkled paprika OR red cayenne pepper optional
- Peel and slice hard boiled eggs lengthwise (see notes below).
- Separate yolks into a separate bowl. Add mustard, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to the yolks. Mash and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- With a spoon, scoop about 2 teaspoons of the yolk mixture and gently roll it until it is round. Place in an empty egg white.
- Lightly press the yolk mixture down with your finders to fill the egg whites.
- With a knife, make 3-4 indents to the eggs to make them look like pumpkins. Top each egg with a 1/4-1/2 inch piece of chive. Sprinkle with paprika or cayenne pepper if you prefer spicy eggs. Enjoy!
This recipe was last updated August 16, 2022 to include additional photos and information. Originally posted October 21, 2019 By Kathryn Donangelo