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.
Halloween Party Appetizer: Cheesy Eyeballs

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.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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Ingredients

  • 24 mini cheese rounds
  • 24 green olive slices
  • 8 black olives
  • red gel food color
  • chopstick or skewer
  • small paintbrush

Instructions

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.

Place Black Olive Into the Cheese Eyeball

Place Black Olive Into the Cheese Eyeball

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.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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.

Paint Veins on Cheese

Paint Veins on Cheese

Dip a small paintbrush into the red gel food coloring and paint squiggly lines from the olives outward. Six to eight lines per cheesy eyeball will provide the best bloodshot effect.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

5: Keep cold until ready to serve. Serve alongside fresh veggies and your favorite crackers or pita bread for a healthy Halloween party snack.

Serve Cheesy Eyeballs for Halloween

Serve Cheesy Eyeballs for Halloween

Keep cold until ready to serve. Serve alongside fresh veggies and your favorite crackers or pita bread for a healthy Halloween party snack.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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