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Deviled Brains - Halloween Deviled Eggs

Updated on September 10, 2014
Deviled Brains: Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
Deviled Brains: Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe | Source

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Ghoulish Eggalicious Halloween Party Treats Fit For A Zombie

Are you looking for a ghoulish appetizer to feed and satisfy a hoard of hungry zombies? You have got to try these dreadfully delicious Deviled Brains. They are a fun and creepy Halloween deviled eggs recipe that will leave your guests, both the living and undead ones, clawing and digging their way back to the table for more!

To make these zombie snacks, I used a very simple deviled eggs recipe that I make all the time and doctored it up with a little food coloring and a twisted imagination. It has just enough zip from the Dijon mustard to please the grown ups, without overwhelming the kid's taste buds with too much spice.

Don't let their gross appearance deceive you! Even though the eggs look like mini brains, you can be rest assured, they don't taste anything like brains at all. You will be pleasantly surprised to find they taste just like the regular, old-fashioned deviled eggs that have been a staple at parties for generations.

Follow along as I show you step-by-step how to make these devilish brain appetizers yourself. They are super easy to make and are a ton of fun to serve to your unsuspecting guests!

Deviled Brains (Eggs) Recipe For Halloween

Deviled Eggs Halloween Recipe
Deviled Eggs Halloween Recipe | Source
5 stars from 2 ratings of Deviled Brains (Eggs) For Halloween
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 12


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 finely chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper
  • red and green food coloring


  1. Hard boil one dozen eggs.
  2. Cool the eggs.
  3. Cut in half and scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring to a pot of cold water and add the egg whites.
  5. Allow to soak until they turn a greenish color.
  6. Add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, green onions, a few drops of red food coloring, salt and pepper to the yolks.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pipe or scoop the yolks into the green egg whites.
  9. Serve chilled.

Step-By-Step Photo Instructions

Follow Along As I Show You How Easy It Is To Make These Ghoulish Appetizers

Step 1: Hard Boil A Dozen Eggs

How To Make Hardboiled Eggs Using An Egg Timer
How To Make Hardboiled Eggs Using An Egg Timer | Source

Use An Egg Timer For Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Norpro Egg Perfect Egg Timer
Norpro Egg Perfect Egg Timer

Cooking the perfect egg every time is so easy using an egg timer. Submerge the timer directly in the pot of water alongside the eggs and watch it change color as the temperature of the water rises and the eggs begin to cook. The egg timer adjusts to the starting temperature of the water and mimics the cooking of a raw egg accurately from start to the soft, medium or hard stage...anyway you like it.


You can half the recipe to feed a smaller hungry crowd of zombies, er, I mean guests.

  • Place the eggs into a metal pot and cover them with 1" of cold water above the tops of the eggs. If you are using an egg timer, place it into the pot of water at the same time.
  • Turn the heat on high and bring the water to a gentle boil.
  • Remove the eggs from the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Allow to sit for 12 minutes for medium sized eggs and 17 minutes for large size eggs or until the timer reaches the hard cooked stage.
  • Drain the water and place immediately into a cold ice bath. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then peel.

Tips For Making The Perfect Hard-Cooked Egg

1. Use eggs that are at least 3-5 days old. The older the egg, the easier they are to peel. The shells tend to stick to the membranes more when they are fresh.

2. Allow your raw eggs to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking to prevent the shells from cracking.

3. Leave the hard boiled eggs in their shell if you are not preparing and eating them right away. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.

Step 2: Add 6-8 Drops Of Green Food Coloring To A Pot Of Cold Water

Add Green Food Coloring To A Pot Of Cold Water
Add Green Food Coloring To A Pot Of Cold Water | Source
  • Give it a stir to disperse the color evenly in the water.
  • I used a liquid green food coloring because it is the easiest to mix into the water and it dyes the eggs a perfect light green that looks just like zombie skin.
  • Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolks into a separate bowl.

Step 3: Place The Halved Egg Whites Into The Pot Of Green Water

How To Make Green Colored Deviled Eggs
How To Make Green Colored Deviled Eggs | Source
  • Cover the pot with a lid and place in the fridge.
  • Allow the egg white halves to soak for at least 30 minutes.

Step 4: Add The Rest Of The Ingredients To The Egg Yolks

How To Make Halloween Deviled Eggs
How To Make Halloween Deviled Eggs | Source
  • Add the dijon mustard, mayonnaise, green onion, salt and pepper to the egg yolks.
  • Mash all the ingredients together with a fork until thoroughly mixed.

Step 5: Add 3-4 Drops Of Red Food Coloring To The Egg Mixture

How To Make Deviled Brains
How To Make Deviled Brains | Source
  • Stir the red food coloring into the eggs. It should be a light pink in color.

Step 6: Place The Egg Mixture Into A Disposable Decorator Bag

Use A Decorating Bag To Make Deviled Eggs
Use A Decorating Bag To Make Deviled Eggs | Source
  • You can also use a small spoon to scoop the egglicious brains into the egg white halves.

Step 7: Arrange The Egg Whites On A Platter

Green Dyed Egg Whites
Green Dyed Egg Whites | Source

Use A Deviled Egg Tray For Serving These Dreadfully Delicious Bites Of Brains At Halloween Parties

Store up to 18 deviled eggs in each of these snap tight egg trays. The tray keeps the smell of cooked eggs from taking over your fridge and prevents the zombies from clawing your doors down looking for delicious brains to eat.

These trays can go from the fridge to the table for serving. The lid snaps off and can be stored underneath the tray for easy pack up at the end of a party.

These trays are great for transporting the slippery eggs if you are bringing these to a party. The eggs arrive safely, without tipping over and making a mess.

Step 8: Pipe The Pink Egg Mixture Into The Egg Whites

Deviled Eggs Appetizer For Zombies, Ghouls And Monsters
Deviled Eggs Appetizer For Zombies, Ghouls And Monsters | Source
  • Pipe the mixture back and forth to create squiggles to make them look like brains.
  • You can finish by adding a sprinkle of paprika to the tops of the eggs if you like.

Add A Few Bloody Body Parts To The Tray For Some Frightful & Gory Fun

Halloween Deviled Eggs Perfect For A Zombie Themed Party
Halloween Deviled Eggs Perfect For A Zombie Themed Party | Source

Have A Safe And Happy Halloween!

Dig this creepy and gross appetizer? Be sure to follow my Halloween Treats And Eats Pinterest board for more Halloween party food ideas!

© 2013 Corrinna Johnson

Would You Dare To Try Some Zombie Brains Deviled Eggs?

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      Corrinna Johnson 2 years ago from BC, Canada

      @Can-Can That is so awesome!! Thanks for letting me know and I would love to see your pics :) I will send you an email soon. Happy Halloween!

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      Cheryl Wood 2 years ago from Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

      Thank you, if you want some pictures, email me at My husband just informed me that the dish won 1st prize and a gift certificate for $60 for taste and presentation! Happy Halloween!

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      Corrinna Johnson 2 years ago from BC, Canada

      @Can-Can That's awesome! I really like the idea of using ketchup as blood on the trays :) Happy Halloween!

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      Cheryl Wood 2 years ago from Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

      Thanks for the idea Corrinna! I made these yesterday for my husband's Halloween lunch potluck. He is an estimator and works hard to meet lots of deadlines, so I labelled it "Estimator's Deadline - Bloody Devilled Brains". I squirted bl00d (ketchup) all over the serving tray before putting the brains on, Hubby thought it was a scream! Too bad I can't upload a picture for you ...

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      parker-king 3 years ago

      wowow , how is that great , just bu eggs , I"m surprised .

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I would once I get past the visuals. haha.

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      image1989 3 years ago

      ha ha, i like it

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      AJ 3 years ago from Australia

      Hmmmm... Not really, but I am absolutely certain they will be a great Halloween success!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Great ideas and recipes shared. Thanks for giving me some great ideas for next week!

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      TatianaP 3 years ago

      Awesome idea!

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      Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

      @Jennifer Lawyer: I have never baked my eggs in the oven, but it is something that I would like to try!

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      Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

      @violetanarusevi: Thanks! I appreciate it very much to be included among all the other fun and terrific ideas for Halloween.

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      Jennifer Lawyer 3 years ago

      YUM! Thanks for the tips, too. I didn't know about allowing the eggs to sit at room temperature first, and I have made a lot of deviled eggs in my time. Have you ever baked your eggs in the oven? Any thoughts on this process?

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      Violeta Naruseviciute 3 years ago from Bristol, England

      Definitely YES! A very useful lens. I hope you do not mind for me including a link to it at my blog post here:

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      Oh yes! These are really cute...if you can call zombie brains that. : ) Really nice Halloween lens! Congrats on LOTD!

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      KathyZ1 3 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      They look delicious and very easy to prepare. I love hard boiled eggs. They don't usually last long enough to "devil".

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      qikey1 lm 3 years ago

      They really are the GROSSEST looking Halloween appetizers I have ever seen! Would I eat them? I serve them to others?...Heck ya!

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      I've always been a fan of devilled eggs in general, and these are quite unlike anything I've seen yet. Sure, I'd have a few! What a fun idea for Halloween.

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      Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      Whoooaa! those look really impressing! But I think I wouldn't dare to try them (I know they're made of tasty ingredients) ... they look too much real :)

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Oh, yes. I am definitely brave enough to go for these zombie brains. Spooktacular!

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      Writing Nag 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      these are great for a Halloween party!

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      Truly a labor of love and yes I'd try them. :)

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Although I'm not a big fan of deviled eggs, my husband is and I'll bet he'd love these for Halloween! Wonderfully creative. Congrats on your purple star!

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      masunyoananda 3 years ago

      Ya sure, I would love too. Thanks a lot dear for this wonderful sharing...:)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Not sure if I'd want to eat them but I'd love to serve them :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I have to say that I was busy looking at that egg timer in the first part of the recipe rather than the eggs. (Hangs head in shame.) I love that egg timer. I am one of those people who can never remember to look at the clock to time my eggs. (Your devilish eggs are gorgeous too.)

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      LisaDH 3 years ago

      Those look positively disgusting. :-) Perfect for Halloween!