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Spider Web Guacamole Deviled Eggs


Spooky deviled eggs with spider web designs made using gel food dye are the perfect way to entice any little monster into eating a couple of these protein-packed snacks. The bright green guacamole egg filling fits the theme, and also is really tasty! Serve at your Halloween party and watch as all the ghouls and goblins devour these spooky treats whole.

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  • 6 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/4 teaspoon purple gel food coloring in water
  • 6 yolks of hardboiled eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Blue corn chips, crushed


Servings 12
Preparation time 300mins
Cooking time 330mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Boil eggs. Cool under running water and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

Remove eggs from the refrigerator and using the back of a spoon, tap the shells in various places. This is what gives you the spiderweb pattern. Into a large bowl and add enough water to cover the eggs and add the gel food coloring and mix well. Add eggs to colored water and Refrigerate the eggs overnight.

Drain water and peel the shells to reveal the cool spidery webs of color. This is the most fun part of this recipe. The eggs are stunningly beautiful. I may never color Easter eggs the same way again.

Cut eggs in half, place yolks in a food processor and continue to prepare the guacamole egg filling below. Place egg white halves in single layer in a shallow dish and refrigerate until ready to assemble.

In a food processor, blend yolks, avocado, lime, and herbs and spices until very smooth. Transfer into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe into spiderweb eggs and garnish with crushed blue corn chips or red pepper flakes (not pictured) or even top with your favorite salsa for a bloody effect. Enjoy!


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