Scary Spiderweb Eggs

Oh, how I wish I had the creative mind of Martha. I have her energy. I have her ability to juggle many things at once. I share her enthusiasm for entertaining and her obsession with making things perfect. And I even have her ‘blondish’ hair.

Though I can follow directions very well, and I can manipulate an idea enough to make it mine, I don’t quite have that Martha talent for coming up with those amazing ideas for decor and recipes on my own. So I rely on the real deal for inspiration. Here’s a cutesie idea that Martha had for a Halloween Party appetizer: Spiderweb Eggs.

Her idea is simple, really. Hard boil some eggs with blueberries (known for their natural staining ability) to prep them for their web creations. The eggs will turn a light shade of gray.

Remove the eggs and whack them gently with the handle of a whisk- to create a nice ‘crack.’ Place the cracked eggs into a bowl and pour the blueberry cooking liquid over the top. Place the bowl in the fridge to give the tinted liquid a chance to do its magic, and let the eggs cool completely.

Gently peel the cooled eggs to reveal the spidery web that has been created under shell. The web will be a dark gray color, and and egg will NOT taste of blueberries in any way!

The result is a bunch of eggs looking rather spider-webby. Serve them up with a little dish of your favorite chunky salt. Martha recommends gray sea salt for a spookier pairing.

And don’t forget to add some scary spiders!

I’m going to be a really cool Mom this week and slip these into my son’s lunchbox with a couple of fake spiders tucked in there too. I wonder if Martha has thought of that one?

This recipe can be found here:  Spider Web Eggs

70 Responses to “Scary Spiderweb Eggs”

  1. postedOct 20, 2008 7:53 AM
    Manggy

    Creepeee! I am glad to hear, though, that they taste nothing of blueberries. Ha ha ha!
    I think you do fine as a mini-Martha (hey, she has a whole staff to think up these things). Plus, you don’t have a criminal record!! 😛

  2. postedOct 20, 2008 8:32 AM
    Bellini Valli

    Martha has an entire entourage to keep her organized and think up new ideas…at least that is what I tell myself. Not to say that she isn’t an amazing woman but you’re doing great.Spiders in the lunch box that is a cool mom!

  3. postedOct 20, 2008 9:25 AM
    Snooky doodle

    these look great. Ideal for halloween and they re not difficult to do either

  4. postedOct 20, 2008 10:00 AM
    Sylvie

    What a great Halloween treat!

  5. postedOct 20, 2008 10:30 AM
    Jin Hooi

    Cool !!! This is very clever ;-)) haha.. thanks for sharing

  6. postedOct 20, 2008 12:15 PM
    Ivy

    That’s a great idea and the kids will love this.

  7. postedOct 20, 2008 12:38 PM
    Stacey Snacks

    The spider eggs look like pieces of marble. My mother used to have a basket of carerra marble eggs on her dining room table in the 70’s. Why? I dont know!

  8. postedOct 20, 2008 1:33 PM
    Robin Sue

    Yup that Martha, she sure does have the ideas. This is a very cute post. Great idea! Thanks!

  9. postedOct 20, 2008 1:40 PM
    Prudy

    Those look so fun. And I’m with bellini-Martha’s ideas are the result of a whole staff. I love her, so I mean it as no insult. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at one of her meetings?

  10. postedOct 20, 2008 1:41 PM
    Peter M

    How cool and so easy…and I must admit…I’m a li-li-li-little scared!!!

  11. postedOct 20, 2008 2:04 PM
    Wives with Knives

    How fun and clever is that! My grandchildren will love it.

  12. postedOct 20, 2008 2:26 PM
    WishTrish

    What a genius idea! I can’t wait to use it!!

  13. postedOct 20, 2008 2:49 PM
    Leslie

    Love em! They are to cool! Perfect for halloween!

  14. postedOct 20, 2008 3:33 PM
    Dawn

    Don’t forget that Ms. Martha has a huge team of helpers that pretty much design most of her ideas. Not all of them are hers.
    These creepy eggs came out perfect!! You have talent. If you had 25 helpers you would have your own show too! lol

  15. postedOct 20, 2008 3:51 PM
    Laurie

    I;m with Val. I don’t think with all her attendants she will ever be lacking in ideas!

    These eggs look pretty creepy! And “that’s a good thing”.. :)

  16. postedOct 20, 2008 4:23 PM
    Patsyk

    Those are the coolest eggs EVER! My boys would probably have quite a laugh at school over fake spiders in their lunch… I’d get a phone call though since our school discourages anything truly scary this time of year.

  17. postedOct 20, 2008 4:52 PM
    Happy cook

    Hey you are martha yourself, with all these wonderful ideas.

  18. postedOct 20, 2008 5:31 PM
    nicole

    That is such a cool idea. I will need to try it. Thanks!

  19. postedOct 20, 2008 5:38 PM
    Culinarywannabe

    That’s so fun! Don’t forget – Martha has a whole team that comes up with these ideas too – I’m sure we could all be superwoman with a whole team behind us.

  20. postedOct 20, 2008 7:04 PM
    lisaiscooking

    So cool. These look great!

  21. postedOct 20, 2008 7:11 PM
    Deborah

    I’m the same as you – I can’t come up with these ideas, but I sure do like to use them! Love the spiderweb eggs!

  22. postedOct 20, 2008 7:24 PM
    HoneyB

    Pretty cool. I love them. If only I had kids to do this with. Maybe in another 5-10 years there will be grandkids. Maybe 5 years. 10 years seems like too long to wait! :-)

  23. postedOct 20, 2008 7:24 PM
    anudivya

    That is such a cool idea! And it does look creepy with the spider and the gray salt.

  24. postedOct 20, 2008 8:07 PM
    Sandie

    These are a super cute idea and as so many others have mentioned, it’s the team behind Martha that makes her so seemingly fabulous (she, while brilliant in her own right, is also savvy enough to employ phenomenal people)!

  25. postedOct 20, 2008 8:20 PM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

    Hi there Lori. I’ve seen this before and even though it creeps me out, I love it. Halloween is so cool. Thanks for the great idea.

  26. postedOct 20, 2008 8:51 PM
    Helene

    I love this, cute! I think Martha is really good but don’t forget the tons of creative people working for her.

  27. postedOct 20, 2008 9:10 PM
    Roger.

    THAT IS SO AWESOME!

  28. postedOct 20, 2008 9:27 PM
    Clumbsy Cookie

    I had no idea blueberries would do that to eggs! Cool!

  29. postedOct 20, 2008 11:42 PM
    Maria

    I think those are a little too scary for me! I hate spiders!

  30. postedOct 20, 2008 11:55 PM
    aleta meadowlark

    Oh, these are just like tea eggs except with grey instead of brown. I was thinking of making these for Halloween! Except I wouldn’t have known to make them grey. And also, I don’t have any kids so I can’t be a cool mom. =(

  31. postedOct 20, 2008 11:58 PM
    My Sweet & Saucy

    Wow…how great is this idea! Loving it!

  32. postedOct 21, 2008 12:05 AM
    Bridgett

    Those are darling and disgusting all in one! Very creative idea and yours turned out perfectly. I love it!

  33. postedOct 21, 2008 12:09 AM
    Matt

    As a fourth grade teacher, I can assure you that if any of my students brought in Spiderweb Eggs and plastic spiders, they would be the talk of the lunchroom.

    I love Martha Stewart and her passion for celebrating holidays, especially Halloween, which appeals to the kid in us all…

    Your son is one lucky boy…

  34. postedOct 21, 2008 12:23 AM
    gingela5

    Ohh those are creepy! I love them!

  35. postedOct 21, 2008 12:31 AM
    Mary Coleman

    I’m impressed!!! Very cool looking!

  36. postedOct 21, 2008 1:06 AM
    noble pig

    I saw hers with the centipedes and all that, these are very cool looking and I thought wow, I love it. Kudos for making these!

  37. postedOct 21, 2008 1:20 AM
    Heather

    ok i am in love! those are the cutest things ever! yours turned out so well!!

  38. postedOct 21, 2008 1:24 AM
    Bunny

    Oh My Gosh what a neat idea!! That would be perfect for a party! I bet your son will be the envy of his lunch table !!

  39. postedOct 21, 2008 2:39 AM
    Veronica

    I love these!! You did a beautiful job on them! You’re a young hip Martha.

  40. postedOct 21, 2008 3:57 AM
    Michelle

    These look fun!! I love that you’re adding the spider! :)

  41. postedOct 21, 2008 4:30 AM
    Nick

    Gotta say, that’s a crazy cool and unique idea. I can’t wait to have kids so I can freak them out with random things in their lunchbox every day…

  42. postedOct 21, 2008 4:38 AM
    That Girl

    I am totally going to make this for my husband…but not tell him. I just want to see the look on his face.

  43. postedOct 21, 2008 5:46 AM
    the southern hostess

    Oooo…spooky! What a fun idea!

  44. postedOct 21, 2008 10:01 AM
    Rosie

    Scary-delicious eggs!! This is a great idea for Halloween!

    Rosie x

  45. postedOct 21, 2008 11:44 AM
    Parker

    That is so cool, what a great decor for a halloween party.

  46. postedOct 21, 2008 12:43 PM
    ayankeeinasouthernkitchen

    They are certainly scary! Halloween was always fun when the kids were growing up. You sound like a very fun mom!

  47. postedOct 21, 2008 1:12 PM
    Pam

    My daughter loves Halloween but hates eggs…this may be the one way I can get her to eat them. Great idea!

  48. postedOct 21, 2008 1:22 PM
    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor"

    Nicely done. Halloween is a lot of fun. I often believe the adults actually have a better time than the kids!

    “Doc”

  49. postedOct 21, 2008 1:23 PM
    Jo

    So creative! These already give me goose-bumps and I’m sure your son’s friends will have a riot out of this!

  50. postedOct 21, 2008 1:43 PM
    Lisa

    My daughter will love these.

  51. postedOct 21, 2008 2:07 PM
    Katrina

    Those are COOL!

  52. postedOct 21, 2008 2:40 PM
    Choosy Beggar Tina

    How many of those ideas are REALLY Martha’s? Not many…she’s too busy with her empire, and that’s what a well heeled staff are for!! I love her ideas as well, just not the ones that involve ridiculous amounts of sparkle.

    Have you ever had Chinese tea eggs? They look similar (but brown, not grey)but the flavour of tea and soy comes through. An acquired taste, but delightfuL!

  53. postedOct 21, 2008 3:59 PM
    Elra

    I think you do have the Martha’s talent. Look at those eggs, they are successfully looking cool. Perfect for halloween!
    Cheers,
    elra

  54. postedOct 21, 2008 4:46 PM
    CookiePie

    How cute! I’m sure your son will love them! And remember – Martha has a whole staff to come up with ideas – I’m sure you’re every bit as creative (and much nicer)!

  55. postedOct 21, 2008 5:51 PM
    Tami

    These are really super creepy! Very ingenious!

  56. postedOct 21, 2008 5:55 PM
    Bitten Sweets

    this looks really cool!

  57. postedOct 21, 2008 6:24 PM
    diva

    holy macaroni! this is the coolest thing i’ve seen ALL WEEK! i never knew blueberries could do that…other than the fact tht it bleeds in cakes and muffins. geeez. you’re so creative! and these look positively wicked..

  58. postedOct 21, 2008 8:09 PM
    Marysol

    My son loves anything to do with spiders, so he’ll deem this “awesome.”

    I would’ve never thought of using blueberries for dyeing eggs; cool idea!

  59. postedOct 21, 2008 8:20 PM
    Rachel

    too cute!

  60. postedOct 21, 2008 9:42 PM
    Grace

    these are fantastically eerie–martha would surely be proud. :)

  61. postedOct 22, 2008 1:53 AM
    Susan from Food Blogga

    Ahhhh! I love these!

  62. postedOct 22, 2008 4:19 AM
    Jenny

    CUTE! My boys would LOVE these. Totally doing it!

  63. postedOct 22, 2008 5:18 AM
    Emiline

    Ooooooooooohhhhh creepy.

  64. postedOct 22, 2008 12:07 PM
    Adam

    Haha those are awesome. I think they are perfect for halloween. Even better than eyeball eggs :)

  65. postedOct 22, 2008 9:58 PM
    jwu

    This isn’t really an original idea by Martha. It’s just tea eggs except using blueberries instead of tea.

    Whoopie. A whole creative team to barely modify something that already existed.

  66. postedOct 28, 2008 1:45 PM
    Janna

    SO CUTE! I love this!
    Have you ever made a tea egg? I really want to try and I have had a recipe saved for a whole year.

  67. postedOct 17, 2011 10:58 AM

    they are spooky looking for sure! love them :)

  68. postedOct 17, 2011 7:52 PM
    Kat

    Heehee. I think I’ll made these & just leave em in the fridge w the spiders for my guys to find in the mornin :). They are all too old to take lunch boxes to school. Not cool anymore.

    • October 17th, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

      Good idea :)

  69. postedFeb 10, 2013 11:20 AM
    Norene 1

    What a clever idea whether it was yours or not doesn’t matter, what matters is that you were willing to share it. Thank you for this wonderful creative idea that I will put to good use during the Halloween season.

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