Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Party Appetizer: Cheesy Eyeballs

Compliments of Sam Henderson

Hi Friends,

Who knew creamy mini cheeses, olives and a little food coloring could look so creepy yet taste so yummy?! Fill up your party guests with these savory little mouthfuls for a fun take on standard cheese and crackers.

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. Here's the recipe...

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

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.

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.

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

Enjoy the eyeballs...

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