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 Appetizer

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.

Halloween Cheesy Eyeballs Appetizer

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.

Painting Veins With Food Coloring on Cheesy Halloween Appetizer

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.

Halloween Appetizer

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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