Halloween Caprese Eyeballs

 
Halloween Caprese Eyeballs
 

What are your Halloween plans? Whether you're headed to a fun adult costume party, a kids trick or treat event, or just hanging out at home, these Halloween Caprese Eyeballs are the perfect way to get you in the spirit... without all the usual sugar and preservatives that comes with Halloween treats. 

Bonus: if you really enjoy grossing out to the max, the pesto gives the ghoulish illusion of infected eyeballs! Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to make these deliciously festive appetizers.

 
halloween caprese eyeballs
 

This post was sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market.

All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own.


Halloween Caprese Eyeballs

Halloween Caprese Eyeballs

12 small tomatoes

Sprouts Organic Pesto Sauce

8oz. whipped cream cheese

Sliced black olives

Fresh Basil

 

Using a sharp knife, cut each of the tomatoes in half. Carefully spoon out the insides of the tomatoes and discard, saving the skins as shown.

 
halloween caprese eyeballs
 
 

Next, empty the pesto sauce into a squirt bottle. (I found a great one at my local dollar store. See picture). Squirt pesto on the rim of the tomato skins as shown.

 
Halloween Caprese Eyeballs
Halloween Caprese Eyeballs
 
 

Fill each tomato skin with cream cheese. It's ok if things start to get a little messy and the pesto spreads into the cream cheese. This gives the illusion of "infected" eyeballs!

Next, press a sliced black olive into the center of each eyeball. Using the squirt bottle, squirt a small amount of pesto in the middle of each olive. 

Finally place 1 or 2 eyeballs over a large basil leaf and skewer with a toothpick. Enjoy!

 
Halloween Caprese Eyeballs