Halloween Party Appetizer: Cheesy Eyeballs
This fun-to-make appetizer will have your Halloween party guests doing a double take. A few simple ingredients make this savory snack a scary-easy addition to your party table.
- 24 mini cheese rounds
- 24 green olive slices
- 8 black olives
- red gel food color
- chopstick or skewer
- small paintbrush
1: Remove the wax casing from the cheeses. Use a paring knife to carefully cut a divot in the center of the cheese that's approximately the size of a green olive slice (Image 1).
2: Press a green olive slice into the divot firmly, being careful not to damage the olive slice (Image 2).
3: Use a paring knife to make three round slices from each black olive. Place the black olive round in the center of the green olive to make a "pupil." Tip: For best results, use a chopstick or skewer to push the edges of the black olive inside the green olive's center.
4: Dip a small paintbrush into the red gel food coloring and paint squiggly lines from the olives outward to give the eyes a bloodshot effect. Six to eight lines per eyeball will provide the best look.
5: Keep cold until ready to serve. Serve alongside fresh veggies and your favorite crackers or pita bread for a healthy Halloween party snack.