Last Updated on July 23, 2022 by Ellen Christian
Why is it that every holiday includes foods that are dyed with artificial ingredients. I know, it’s fun to eat food that matches your favorite holiday, but I really don’t want to add artificial food coloring to my food. Thankfully, this edible Halloween craft – bloody eyeballs – has no artificial coloring at all.
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Edible Halloween Craft – Bloody Eyeballs
I’m part of a group of bloggers that get together once a month to remake a pin we found on Pinterest to make it our own. I was intrigued by this pin for Bloody Eggs, but when I clicked through I realized that the ingredients used weren’t ones I could find in my small Vermont town.
I’ve seen Bloody Eggs made in the past with food dye, but I don’t want to put that in my food. After a bit of experimenting, I realized that I can do the same thing with cranberry juice. No, the eggs don’t taste like cranberry juice at all. But, if you don’t want to use cranberry juice, you can also use this natural food coloring.
Check out this fresh cranberry juice recipe.
Part of the fun of this edible Halloween craft is the presentation. So, don’t just plop this egg on a plate, instead make a spooky Halloween place setting with a goblet, skull, plastic spiders and even Halloween plates. Your child will enjoy it all the more.
Creepy Halloween ideas
There are lots of creepy Halloween ideas besides this edible Halloween craft. Halloween can be as cute or as spooky as you like. Younger children will probably enjoy the cute Halloween treats more. And, teens and older children (or adults) will tend to enjoy Halloween recipes that are a bit more spooky. Here are a few creepy ideas to get started.
Check out these witch finger pretzel rods. They look easy enough to make. And, I love that you can make this edible Halloween craft gluten-free simply by using gluten-free pretzel rods. Get the recipe right here.
If you’re looking for party food, these bloody finger hot dogs would be simple enough to make for a crowd. And, you can purchase nitrate-free hot dogs to make them a bit healthier. Check out the directions in this post.
These eyeball cheese balls are seriously creepy and relatively healthy as is. Gross out the kids when you take a bit out of one at dinner time. Get the recipe and directions for this edible Halloween craft right here.
Cute Halloween treats
If you’re looking for cute Halloween treats for younger kids, why not try these candy corn cupcakes. You can easily use natural food coloring to keep this a little healthier. I always prefer to use natural food coloring whenever possible. You can still get super bright colors that way. Get the directions here.
Or, these black cat cookies would work for Halloween or any cat-themed party. They’re absolutely adorable and you could easily change the whisker colors if you wanted to. Or, you could choose a different type of candy if you’d rather. Get the simple recipe here.
If you’re looking for something a bit more healthy, these Halloween Banana Ghosts would definitely work. It’s a healthy Halloween snack that you can probably make without a trip tot he store. Check it out this edible Halloween craft right here.
These Halloween pumpkins are another healthy Halloween treat that requires just a few healthy ingredients. These could easily be made ahead of time for a class party. And, they are allergy-friendly. Check out this post.Check out the video for a few more easy Halloween decorations. These are great for parties or just to decorate your home. Let yourself be a kid for a while and try a few edible Halloween crafts or simple decorations. It’s OK if your kids are grown. It’s still OK to enjoy the holidays.
Looking for another edible Halloween craft, how about these. You could easily make a few of these for your next Halloween party.
- Chocolate Toffee Macaroons by How Was Your Day?
- Browned Butter Sugar Cookies for Halloween by Upstate Ramblings
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Applesauce Recipe by Mom Always Finds Out
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Edible Halloween Craft - Bloody Eyeballs
Thankfully, this edible Halloween craft – bloody eyeballs – has no artificial coloring at all.
- 6 eggs, hard boiled
- 1 bottle of cranberry juice
- Hard boil the eggs. Leave the shells on.
- Cool completely.
- Lightly crack all around the shell with the back of a spoon.
- Make sure the shell doesn't come off or separate from the egg. Just crack it.
- Place the eggs in a pan and pour the juice over it.
- Bring the juice to a simmer and allow it to simmer for one to two hours.
- Be certain to add water to keep the level of the liquid above the eggs.
- Let it cool completely and remove the eggs.
- Refrigerate until cool.
- Peel and enjoy!
- You can then slice and create deviled eggs if you want or just leave as is.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 373mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 13g
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