These deviled eggs are so adorable I could almost squeal. I LOVE these little guys. They’re easy, festive, and (best of all) tasty! They’re perfect for an elegant dinner party or rowdy house party, adults or children. Everyone will love them. Give them a try!
- 4 eggs, boiled and peeled *
- 1 heaping tbsp onions, finely chopped
- 1 heaping tbsp pickles, finely chopped
- 1/4 c light miracle whip
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika **
- 1 can of black olives (you need about 2 olives per spider)
* To easily peel boiled eggs, firmly tap the top and bottom of the egg on a hard surface then roll the egg to crack the rest of the shell. Cracking the top and bottom of the egg first breaks the seal of the egg and helps the shell more easily release from the egg.
** As an added bonus, paprika turns the egg mixture orange (perfect for Halloween!). Adjust the amount of paprika for your desired level of orange-ness.
Step 1. Slice the boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks to a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to mash the yolks. Set aside the egg white halves.
Step 2. To the small mixing bowl, add the onions, pickles, miracle whip, salt, and paprika. Stir until combined. Set aside.
Step 3. Open and drain the can of olives. Cut 16 olives in half. Set aside 8 olive halves — these will be the spider bodies. Cut the remaining 24 halves into 1/8 inch wide slivers — these will be the spider legs. For easy decorating, arrange the spider legs around the spider legs (see photo to the right).
Step 4. Scoop one heaping tablespoon of the filling into each egg half. Use the back of the spoon to spread the filling towards the edges of the egg but make sure to leave about 1/4 – 1/8 inch rim.
Step 5. Gently press the olive halves (the ones you set aside in Step 3) into the center of each egg half. Carefully pick up the spider legs and gently press one end into the deviled egg filling. Place 4 legs on each side of the spider body.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Aren’t these the cutest little things??