I opened a jar of jumbo green olives the other day, and it struck me just how much they looked like alien heads. I couldn’t resist making a few Alien Olives to share with you as we move ever closer to Halloween night.
It’s strange, but now that my party is over and our house is mostly cleaned up, it feels like Halloween is done for the year, but I can’t stop thinking about new ideas. I suppose that is not surprising considering it’s my favorite holiday.
I know Halloween is tomorrow already and there isn’t much time left to make edible crafts, but I figured some of you will be partying this weekend, and I thought these Alien Olives would be a great thing to make for a party. They could be served in cocktails, added to antipasto trays, or just served in a bowl.
They couldn’t be any easier to make. Just grab some jumbo green olives (Spanish Olives) and a black food coloring marker. Draw on some eyes, nostrils, and a mouth, then pop them back in the jar for a short bath in the brine.
After about 15 minutes, take them out, and the black facial features will have turned a cool shade of reddish brown. Now when you serve them, your party guests wont get black food coloring on their fingers or in their drinks, but the creepy looking alien faces will show up well.