Eyeball Pinwheels – Halloween Party Food

I LOVE Halloween and I love creating Halloween party foods. Tortilla pinwheels are a popular party food, but these Eyeball Pinwheels give a creepy look of bloodshot eyeballs for your next Halloween Party.

Halloween Party Food - Eyeball Pinwheels

You start off by beating together two softened bricks of cream cheese and 1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix.

Eyeball Pinwheels: Cream Cheese Filling

Lay a tortilla out on your work surface and cut off a bit of two opposite sides so the cuts are parallel to each other. This will give you more a rectangle shape rather than a circle.

Eyeball Pinwheels: trim flour tortillas

Spread some of the cream cheese mixture on top of the tortilla.

Eyeball Pinwheels: spread with cream cheese ranch mixture

Near one of the edges (uncut edge), lay a line of large black olives. Make sure they are laying end to end. Lay a few slices of thinly sliced ham near the middle of the tortilla.

Eyeball Pinwheels: add ham slices and olives

Carefully roll the tortilla edge over the olives, make sure to not shift the olives. Do this as tightly as you can without damaging the tortilla. Continue to roll the tortilla all the way up.

Eyeball Pinwheels: roll tortilla around olives and ham

After you are done rolling the tortilla, you will have a tightly rolled tortilla. Set on a plate and continue with the rest of your tortillas.

Eyeball Pinwheels: roll the tortilla completely

When all the tortillas are rolled, wrap each rolled tortilla in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but overnight is great too.

Eyeball Pinwheels

After refrigerating, they are ready to cut into pieces. With a sharp knife, slice pinwheels off the rolled tortilla. As you cut, you should be seeing little holes in your olives. If you slice a pinwheel and the olive appears to have no hole (such as it’s the bottom of the olive), just flip the pinwheel over and usually the other side has a hole or area which will be used in the next step.

Eyeball Pinwheels: slice tortilla rolls

Cut small slivers of roasted red bell pepper and fold each sliver in half and insert it into the hole of the olive, fold side upwards.

Eyeball Pinwheels

That’s it! Once you are done with all your Eyeball Pinwheels you can stack them on a serving tray or plate for your Halloween Party.

Halloween Party Food: Eyeball Pinwheels

Eyeball Pinwheels (Halloween Party Food)

Ingredients

  • 2 packages cream cheese (softened, 8 ounces each)
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (dry, 1 ounce)
  • 10 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 2 cans large black olives (6 ounces each, but you won't need all of the 2nd can)
  • Thinly sliced ham (approximately 20-40 slices - depends on how much you wish to use and how large your slices are)
  • Partial jar of roasted red bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Beat together softened cream cheese and packet of dry ranch dressing mix, just until blended.
  2. Lay tortilla on your work surface and cut off a bit of two opposite sides so the cuts are parallel to each other to give the tortilla more of a rectangle shape.
  3. Spread some of the cream cheese mixture on top of the tortilla.
  4. Lay a line of large black olives (about 6, but can vary) near one of the uncut edges. Ensure that the olives are laying end to end. Lay 2 slices of ham near the middle of the tortilla, overlapping if necessary.
  5. Carefully roll the uncut tortilla edge over the olives, make sure to not shift the olives. Roll as tightly as possible without damaging the tortilla. Continue to roll the tortilla over the ham and until the tortilla is completely rolled up. Set aside and continue with remaining tortillas.
  6. Wrap each rolled tortilla in plastic wrap individually and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
  7. Remove from refrigerator and unwrap one of the rolled tortillas. With a sharp knife, slice pinwheels off the roll tortilla, about 1/3 - 1/2" thick.
  8. Slice several thin, small pieces of roasted red bell pepper. Fold a sliver of bell pepper in half and insert it, fold side up into the holes in your olives in the middle of your pinwheels. If an olive appears to have no hole (such as it’s the bottom of the olive), flip the pinwheel over and usually the other side has a hole or area which will be filled.
  9. Place on a plate or serving tray to serve.
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Eyeball Pinwheels for Trick or Treat Halloween Party

I like my Eyeball Pinwheels and all, but no Halloween Party was built on pinwheels alone! Here is a huge list of great Halloween party foods that I know you are going to love.

Bewitching Brews

Ghoulish Gruel:

Haunted Snacks:

Spooky Sweets:

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


Comments

  1. These are adorable! Great snack for a party.

  2. Pass me the platter…I want one now!
    And the photo of them on the pumpkin napkin is so good! Love it.

  3. Creepy AND tasty! I love a tortilla pinwheel…and these have a great effect perfect for Halloween! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love how you rolled the olives right up into the roll! Creepy!!!

  5. Those are great!! Perfect idea for my Halloween party. They are a must try. Happy Halloween!!

  6. Great “eyes”! Love the wraps! I love the step by step photos too!

  7. What a fun idea for a Halloween Party!

  8. Very cute ! I could eat the pinwheels plain ! They look great with the pumpkin !

  9. What a great idea!! I can’t wait to have a Halloween party so I can put all of these great recipes on my table!!

  10. This sounds so good, I’ll bet I can serve it any time of year, even if it looks like eyeballs!

  11. These eyes might be scary but they sound good to eat!

  12. I love halloween party food it is so creative. Your pinwheels look wonderful.

  13. These look so yummy and a perfect appetizer for a halloween party. Yum!

  14. Such a cute idea!!! I could put away a LOT of these :)

  15. What a great idea for a party!! I love it!

  16. Great tutorial! Thank you for this!

  17. These are so clever, especially when you placed them on the napkin. :)

  18. Love the flavor combo Brandie!

  19. Hahahaah I love that picture with the napkin and your eyeball pinwheels! Very creative appetizer!

  20. I love these eyeball pinwheels! :) so simple and yummy AND perfect for a Halloween party! Love it!

  21. I am packing these in my boy’s lunches tomorrow!!! Cute!

  22. I just love this recipe!

  23. Love this idea and your plates really make it festive!

  24. I love these, how cute are they?! Very creative, tortilla pinwheels are always a hit.

  25. These are so cute! (and easy). I love the picture with them on the pumpkin napkin!

  26. These are cute…AND tasty!! Love the shot on the plate – too fun!

  27. This is pure genius. I love this. I’ve never seen them done like this before. So cool.

  28. Approximately how many does this recipe make?

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