There’s no better breakfast for Halloween morning than these Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs. They’re a spooky surprise.
Make this the best holiday yet with help from our other Halloween posts.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And that’s true on Halloween too. So start your kids’ day off with a fun Halloween breakfast. But not sugary cereal in a box with a vampire or ghost on it. That’s festival, which I’m a huge fan of, but not really a good way to start off a day that’s going to end with a ton of sugar.
Instead, make our super cute Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs.
They’re just eggs, which is the perfect breakfast, and a little bit of food coloring. If you’re worried about dye, you can use all natural food coloring in this.
These aren’t the only Halloween-themed recipe we have on Drugstore Divas.
For more, check out our list of Spooky Halloween Treats for more ideas of what to make for your ghouls and goblins.
Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs
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Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients:
How To Make Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs:
Hard boil the eggs.
Now, here’s my fool proof method to hard boil eggs. Put cold eggs (straight from the fridge) into a pot. Fill it with enough water to cover the eggs completely. Cover the pot, put it on the stove, and turn the heat up to high.
Remove after 16 minutes (yes, this includes the time to get the water to boil). Immediately run the eggs under cold water.
This method will give you perfect hard boiled eggs with a beautiful yellow yolk. When you’re doing this, you need to stay in the kitchen and watch the pot because you don’t want the water to boil over onto your stove. If you can see that happening, you can turn the heat down a little. But honestly, if your pot is big enough, you should be able to leave it alone.
In this case, you want to replace all the hot water with cold water, making sure the water still covers the entire egg.
Take out an egg. Use the back of a spoon to start cracking the shell. Gently crack around the entire shell, making sure you don’t lose any pieces of the shell in the process (if a few small pieces chip off, that’s okay, but try to keep the entire shell in tact).
Put the egg back in the water. Crack the shells of the other eggs.
Add five drops of blue food coloring to the water.
Add five drops of red food coloring to the water.
Leave the eggs alone for 24 hours.
Now, if you’re giving these to your kids for breakfast, you can hand the hard boiled eggs to your kids just like this. Have them peel off the shell to reveal the magical spiderweb on the egg. They’ll be amazed.
Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs: Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t touch the water.
I know, it’s tempting to want to swirl the water to combine the food coloring, but that will rush the process. And it’s unnecessary because while the water sits, the food coloring will combine itself.
By leaving it alone, your eggs will end up with some red spots, some blue spots, and mostly purple spots. If you swirl the water right away, you’ll only get purple spots and miss out on the blue and red spots.
You can absolutely use these Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs to make Halloween Deviled Eggs. Pete actually saw something like that on Instagram, which was our inspiration for these hard boiled eggs.
If you wanted to do that, you would follow this same method. Then, after 24 hours, peel the eggs and follow this Deviled Eggs recipe. When you’re making the yolk filling, add a couple drops of green food coloring to make it extra creepy.
If you want to make these, but you don’t want to use food coloring, you can use squid ink. You can purchase squid ink online.
Squid ink is all natural and acts as a black dye. So if you don’t want to use food coloring or if you’re allergic, this is a good alternative.
Technically, squid ink is vegetarian because it’s a byproduct of the squid, similar to how milk is a byproduct of animals, so vegetarians can have milk and other dairy products. However, squid ink isn’t vegan. But, neither of eggs. So you’re not feeding this recipe to a vegan anyway.
What to make with hard boiled eggs?
When all is said and done, these are basically hard boiled eggs. And if you’re looking for something to do with them besides, ya know, just eating them plain, you can use them in all of our Leftover Easter Egg Recipes.
What To Serve With Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs:
Go all out with your festive Halloween breakfast and serve your spiderweb eggs with our Pumpkin-Shaped Bagels.
The bagels are made from 2 ingredient dough, which makes them so super easy to make. Basically, you just combine the two ingredients, form the bagels, and bake. It’s a little more nuanced than that, but they’re really and look adorable.
Plus, bagels and eggs are such a great way to start the day. And it makes such a cute Halloween themed breakfast.
And of course, your breakfast wouldn’t be complete without serving it with our Monster Milk, which is basically food coloring in milk with marshmallow eyes. So yes, you’re starting Halloween off with a little bit of sugar, but not as much as if your kids had some Halloween-themed cereal for breakfast instead.
Other Holiday-Themed Hard Boiled Eggs:
Believe it or not, these Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs aren’t the only holiday-themed hard boiled egg recipe we have on Drugstore Divas. We also have our Heart-Shaped Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe for Valentine’s Day.
- 4 eggs
- 5 drops blue food coloring
- 5 drops red food coloring
- Hard boil the eggs.
- Take out an egg. Use the back of a spoon to start cracking the shell.
- Put the egg back in the water. Crack the shells of the other eggs.
- Add five drops of blue food coloring to the water.
- Add five drops of red food coloring to the water.
- Leave the eggs alone for 24 hours.
- Crack the shell.
Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 186mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 6g
Have you made these Halloween Spiderweb Hard Boiled Eggs? Let us know how it went in the comments.