Halloween is right around the corner and I think it's time we started incorporating a little Fall twist into the kid's after school snacks! What do you think? While some children are completely open about trying new foods, I've had to be very creative in how I present new fruits and veggies to Angeline over the years. Let's take California Ripe Olives as an example: I've filled them with herbed cream cheese, mixed them into antipasto dishes and last but not least...used them to make this Deviled Owl Eggs recipe!
While I would love to claim this idea as my own, it's actually a simplified version of an appetizer my mom made for Thanksgiving last year. She added basil leaves as wings, but Angeline hates basil, so I skipped the wings for this fun Deviled Owl Eggs after-school snack.
California Ripe Olives are grown on over 1,000 multi-generational family farms that crisscross the warm inland valleys of California and processed by two family-owned canneries.
California Ripe Olives are the perfect pantry staple because you can use them to jazz up different dishes with a pop of color, texture, and flavor. You can add them to salads, nachos, dinnertime recipes, and create delicious appetizers just by stuffing large California Black Ripe Olives with a little cream cheese and Italian dressing. Whenever I make that appetizer, my niece tries to eat the entire platter!
California Ripe Olives are totally kid-friendly and the perfect option for creating tasty and creative food art for the back to school season, like my simple-to-make Deviled Owl Eggs!
Versatile California Ripe Olives is the ideal ingredient for home chefs and aspiring food artists like myself!
Deviled Owl Eggs with California Ripe Olives
4 large eggs, hardboiled
8 California Ripe Olives, patted dry and sliced
3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
a pinch of paprika
To boil eggs, I like to do the following: cook in boiling water for ten minutes, then remove from heat and allow to sit for five minutes.
Allow the hard boiled eggs to cool and then peel and slice in half, removing yolks and setting aside in a small bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika, and mix with a fork until smooth and creamy.
This is how I get my deviled eggs to look so pretty! Put your "stuffing" into a small Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners. You now have a piping bag!
Garnish with two little sliced olives for eyes and you're all set! What do you think, would your kids like this fun after school snack?
California Ripe Olives Back-to-School Sweepstakes
Follow California Ripe Olives on Facebook, visit the custom tab, and enter once per day for the chance to win an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX!
The California Ripe Olives Back-to-School Sweepstakes runs August 18 - September 12, 2014, so hurry and enter here while there's still time!
Get Social with California Ripe Olives to stay up to date on new product offerings and for great recipe ideas!
Follow California Ripe Olives on Twitter / Like California Ripe Olives on Facebook / Follow California Ripe Olives on Pinterest
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
No way! Those are so cute. I think I need to make me some of those!!
Those are cute! I wonder if you could use a small snippet of a carrot to make a beak..
Those deviled owls are so cute. I'm looking to add owls to an upcoming party. These just might do the trick.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
I think it's almost been a year since I made devilled eggs last, and now I'm craving! Thanks for the reminder and the recipe - making some tomorrow!
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy
This is a really great recipe. It's very cute. I personally would have added maybe a piece of bacon or something for a beak. But then again, I'm always looking for an excuse to use bacon.
Carly from The Puzzled Palate
Ok- that is just too cute! My kids would love this and get a real HOOT out of them- pun totally intended!
My husband and son both love deviled eggs. I will have to make them some Owls next time. Thanks for the Ziploc bag trick.
Are these the cutest deviled eggs! I love it and the pictures are amazing!
Tammy Litke (@threedifferent)
So cute 🙂 I've actually never made deviled eggs before - can you believe that?!
Those are so cute. Very creative idea.
I love this recipe. It's really simple and so cute!
Cute idea for Deviled Eggs. They look cute - my kids might actually try it based on how they look alone!
Oh my goodness, this is such a cute idea. I bet you could use a tiny piece of pimento or green olive as a beak, too!
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
I love deviled eggs but I'm out on the olives! These are really cute!
Those are really cute and look really tasty! I love olives so this is a nice spin on the traditional recipe.
I love Deviled Eggs. Those Owl Deviled Eggs are so cute!!
OMG these are so cute!!! I am making these on Saturday for our party!
Janel (A Mom's Take)
What a super cute idea! My kids like to munch of "doubled eggs" and olives, so this snack would be perfect for them. They would probably laugh at it too. You're so creative.
I seriously love olives with a passion. I get them on pizza and sandwiches and pretty much anything I can get them on.
I love deviled eggs! Thanks for the recipe.
My kids would get a big kick over the little owl eyes looking up at us. I would enjoy eating them 🙂
These are seriously so cute, I am not a fan of olives, but I would make these for a family gathering just to be 'cool' for those who like olives 😉 My Gram used to collect owls, maybe I will make her these just to be cute 😉
That's super cute! I'll have to share with my mom. She loves making deviled eggs.
Those are just the sweetest things! And, perfect for fall. Gotta love it.
Haha, those are so cute! I love making cute faces with food 🙂
You just can't get easier than that. They're super cute too and kid-friendly!
These deviled owl eggs are so cute. I will make them next time I make deviled eggs.
My son loves deviled eggs so this would be a perfect snack for my family. I think I'd like to use this for a Halloween themed party.
So simple and yet soooo fun!!!
OMG So cute!! Add a little pimento slice for a beak or red pepper for fun!
Well those are just cute. I'm going to have to make those as a surprise, I know the family will love them.
I love deviled eggs and my hubby loves olives. I should make these for him!
what a cute snack, my kids would think these were so much fun 🙂
I love deviled eggs and these are the cutest ones I have even seen. Love the olives are eyes. Very creative.
I love deviled eggs, and how cute are your deviled owl eggs! Great idea!
I love deviled eggs, but can you believe I have never eaten an olive in my life? I don't know why, but I've never had a recipe that called for them. Looks like I'll finally have a reason to try them.
These are adorable. Our son's love deviled eggs so this is perfect.
heather @french press
SO SO cute!!
Oh my goodness... to cute!!!!
These eggs are adorable. And something easy to do.
SO CUTE! I love owls AND deviled eggs, so this is perfect! Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 😀
Awww...cute! My son loves deviled eggs and I haven't made them for him in a while. Will have to turn them into owls! Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo!