Deviled Spider Eggs for Halloween

by Dorothy Reinhold on October 15, 2021

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Deviled Spider Eggs make a perfect snack for Halloween parties or before trick-or-treating. They’re just scary enough, without being horrifying.

If the question is what should you bring to the office or the party for Halloween, the answer is Deviled Spider Eggs! Or what can the kids eat that will give them a shot of protein before the candy onslaught? Deviled Spider Eggs!

Deviled eggs always disappear first from the appetizer plate, and this decorated version just makes people laugh. Or else it gives them a creepy shiver, which is also worth a chuckle.

Amusement with your food is always a good thing, especially at Halloween time.

How to make Deviled Spider Eggs

Make your favorite hard-cooked eggs. Here’s a quick tutorial on the easiest, best way to hard cook an egg.

Mix up the yolk filling for your favorite deviled eggs and fill eat egg half.

Decorate with olives to resemble spiders. Here’s how:

You will need 1 whole pitted black olive per half egg. You can use a regular black olives, or a more interesting Kalamata olive.  Buy them pitted, because if you try to pit them yourself, you will mangle the olive, and for this recipe, you need pretty darn nice looking olives. (Second thought: Use the regular olives for a kid platter, and Kalamata olives for an adult platter. Everyone’s happy.)

Cut the olive in half lengthwise. Place half an olive on the egg, which  as the spider body.

Cut the remaining half into 2 vertical pieces. Cut each piece into 4 vertical slices, so you will have 8 legs. Spiders have 8 legs. If you cut each piece into 3 pieces instead of 4, you will have  a 6-legged insect, but it won’t be an arachnid. So cut 8 legs.

Poke legs into the egg filling to adhere them. You don’t want any legs falling off (see above).

Voila! Spider Eggs are served!

Halloween Deviled Spider EggsYou could pile extra olives in the center of the serving platter. Some people like the olives more than the eggs!

Halloween Deviled Spider EggsA green plate is a nice contrast color.

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It helps if you have a cute boy serving the eggs, too!

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This post was originally published Oct. 26, 2010, and has been refreshed, rewritten and republished today.

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Shauna October 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I LOVE your spider deviled eggs and I can’t wait to make them for my family. I would love for you to link this great idea at my “All Things Wonderful Link Party”. I am glad to have found your blog and I look forward to exploring it more!


Brianna October 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the idea! I did a few trays for a Halloween party. I made sure to cut up the olives beforehand so that the eggs weren’t sitting out forever.


Dorothy October 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Good idea on the timing.


christy October 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

dorothy these are fantasic! love them.


Trisha October 12, 2011 at 12:19 am

What a fun idea, and it will work so well at a party! Thanks for the inspiration!


Dorothy October 12, 2011 at 5:29 am

I hope you try them this Halloween!


Diane {Created by Diane} October 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

my son would LOVE these! They look creepy and yummy all at once.


Dorothy October 11, 2011 at 8:54 am

Oh yeah, Diane, you sort of shiver when you see the plate of them, and then, of course, you grab one!


Danielle November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

Made these for a party and everybody loved them. Thanks for the terrific ideas.


Spirit Halloween Coupon October 16, 2011 at 12:31 am

I’m going to be having this Halloween party myself! I think that if I don’t make them at least taste good (like most of my food :p ) I will at least get a reaction!


Tami October 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Those are soooo adorable! I love them!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say “Hi!”



meaghan (the decorated cookie) October 31, 2010 at 9:28 am

thanks for sending along! I posted a link at Just in time!


Diane {} October 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

SUPER-CUTE!!!! What a perfect spider!


Dot October 29, 2010 at 5:39 am

I’ve included these at the lead item in our halloween food roundup on Foodwhirl. Thanks for sharing! Also, I used to make those witches fingers every halloween – they are great! But try using whole blanched almonds instead of the almond slivers for the nails (you’ll have to press in while still uncooked) — it’s an even creepier effect because they look more like real witches nails!

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Panda Foodie October 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I love this! Can’t wait to make people laugh with this dish! =)


Nancy@acommunaltable October 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

These are absolutely adorable!!! Nice to see a Halloween “treat” that isn’t sweet!


Kim October 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Dorothy, I’ve been staring at these on FB from the office ALL DAY LONG!! They’re so lovely!!! I wonder what else can be made with these little olive spiders?!



My Man's Belly October 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

OMG…these look amazing! Take these into work and everyone will be taking pictures of them and you’ll have to remind them to eat them.


sippitysup October 26, 2010 at 11:15 am




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