It may look like a swarm of spiders got into the henhouse, but these hard-boiled eggs are another Halloween hoax. Webs are "spun" with the help of blueberries, which are added to the water as the eggs cook.
I made these with the blueberries and they turned out perfectly. They were easier than I expected and even though the liquid was still *slightly* warm when I took them out of the fridge, the dye worked fine. These looked beautiful on Martha's aluminum leaf-shaped plates from Macy's, which I had sprinkled with paprika.
I just tried one egg in preperation for Halloween.
I used black food colouring because I had it in the panrty and it looked exactly like the photo! I'm impressed! I'll be turning mine into "Deviled Spider Eggs"
Rating: 5 stars
For people who want to avoid using dye, the blueberries worked quite well but I found they were very light and subtle in comparison to the photo. I think black dye would make them more dramatic but I like having a healthy way of dying them.
If you have black food coloring, it works just as well. Can't see paying for the blueberries if you already have it in the house.