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.

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