Regular hard boiled eggs are turned into a festive and spooky Halloween food that have a spiderweb branded on them! These Spiderweb Eggs still taste like normal eggs, but are really fun to eat. Great for breakfast, as a snack, and definitely for any holiday party!
Considering how much I hate spiders, it’s sort of funny how much I love spiderweb themed food, like these Cobweb Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Cobweb Cookies, and Spiderweb Dip. Plus, any excuse to make hard boiled eggs and I’m all over it! So how could I resist making these Spiderweb Eggs? So much fun for Halloween.
How to Make Spiderweb Eggs
With the help of brine from these pickled beets, dark brewed tea, or blueberries, webs are created. These eggs are so easy to make. Here’s a brief summary of the steps (scroll down for the detailed printable.)
- Simply make hard boiled eggs, transfer to an ice bath, and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Lightly tap the eggs against the counter to crackle all over. Alternatively, you could also whack them gently with the handle of a whisk.
- Fill a large glass with the liquid of choice and submerge the eggs.
- Refrigerate for several hours, drain, and peel.
Spiderweb Eggs Recipe Variations
- Frozen blueberries will get you a shade of gray. For these, you’ll actually place about 1 1/2 cups in with the water used to boil the eggs. Then place the cracked eggs into a bowl (with blueberry cooking liquid) and transfer to the fridge so they can cool. These eggs won’t taste like blueberries at all, the fruit just acts as a staining agent.
- Dark Brewed Tea will result in eggs that have a slight tea flavor.
- Pickled Beets juice/brine, while more pretty then creepy, will create a lovely pink color and provide a hint of sweetness to the eggs.
I actually love all three colors and think they’re so great presented on a plate together. Let everyone pick which one they want. Variety is the spice of life!
- The longer the eggs sit in the liquid, the deeper the color.
- If you make too many cracks or huge cracks, the liquid can spread and color the entire egg, instead of making a web.
- Spiderweb hard boiled eggs are a delicious addition (or alternative) to all the sugary sweets at Halloween parties. These eggs are gluten free, low carb, and keto. Not that kids need to worry about that! But it’s a nice for the adults.
- You can easily double or triple this recipe, if you need to.
- Serve these with a little coarse salt for flavor!
Other Halloween Recipes
Halloween Spiderweb Eggs
- Make the hard boiled eggs.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a large bowl of ice water and let cool until just slightly warm, about 4-5 minutes. (This will cool them quickly and prevent further cooking, plus make them easier to peel.)
- Lightly tap the eggs against the counter to crackle all over. (Or gently whack with the handle of a whisk.)
- Fill 2 tall wide glasses full, one with pickled beet juice, the other with dark brewed tea. Divide the eggs between the two glasses.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours; drain and peel the eggs.
- Serve with a sprinkle of sea salt and enjoy!