Need a last minute Halloween-themed appetizer idea for this weekend? I’ve got you covered.
Oh, Halloween. Each year I think I will change my mind and get really excited about dressing up… and then I don’t. I just can’t get into it. I always leave getting a costume until the last minute and end up going as something boring. Like my costume this year: grapes. I actually wanted to be a beet (duh!), but I realized after I bought all the purple balloons for my beet costume that I was actually grapes. How sad. Anyway, if you have ideas for a beet costume — let me know!
Halloween can be especially daunting for parents of young children (I really can’t complain). What do you do with all that Halloween candy? Should you let your kids eat as much as they want or restrict their consumption? Should you manage the supply or should they? Find the answers to these questions here. (HINT: Let them eat candy, but provide some structure.)
Sweet Halloween treats are everywhere this time of year. To avoid being the 6th person to bring ghost/bat/pumpkin shaped cookies to a Halloween party, I always try to make something savoury. This year, I have 3 Halloween parties and very little time to prepare (I just started a new job & have lots on the go). So I needed something simple to make. These truffled deviled eggs did the trick. They creep me out just looking at them!
If you read my blog, you know I love truffled everything. So, of course, I had to add truffle oil to this recipe. Go with classic deviled eggs if you prefer (or if you don’t want to go on a truffle oil hunt). Also, peeling stubborn hard-boiled eggs is a tedious nightmare. I followed this recipe to make my eggs and they peeled like a dream: How To Make Perfectly Cooked and Easy-Peel Boiled Eggs.
Now, here is how you turn this boring egg:
Into this awesome crawly Halloween appetizer:
- 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled (These can be made ahead of time. Peel them before you refrigerate them as they will be easier to peel.)
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (not low fat, or use ½ cup mayo in total)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 large clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp plus 1-2 tsp truffle oil (taste it after 1 tbsp & adjust to your preference)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 pinches red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp capers, coarsely chopped, plus a tsp of the caper juice (optional)
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1 398 ml can whole black pitted olives
- Slice the eggs in half (be careful to keep the halves in tact)
- Scoop out the yolks into a bowl
- Mash the yolks with all other ingredients, besides the olives, until well combined
- Do a taste test and add more truffle oil if you prefer
- Fill the eggs with the yolk mixture
- For the spiders: Slice the olives in half
- Gently push a half of an olive into the middle of each deviled egg
- For the legs, slice the other half of the olives width wise to create little legs
- Press 8 "legs" into the yolk filling
What is your favourite Halloween treat or dish to make? Tell me in the comments section below!