How To Make Jello Easter Eggs

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Jello Easter Eggs | Want some Easter table decor that doesn't cause very much, is fun to make and can be served for dessert? Find out how to make jello Easter eggs.
How To Make Jello Easter Eggs

With Easter approaching, I thought I would share this fun way to use jello to make Jello Easter Eggs.  They look really pretty on the table, so they serve double duty…Easter decor that also doubles as dessert.

Preparation Time: 90 minutes

Cooling Time:  At least 4 hours

Total Time: 5½ hours

What You Need

Ingredients

2 or 4 3-ounce packages of jello in whatever colors go with your Easter decor
18 eggs

Pots and Utensils

Metal skewer
Straw
Bowl
Plastic egg carton
Mixing bowl, preferably with a spout to make pouring easier
Funnel
(optional) Deviled egg plate

How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Jello Easter Eggs

How To Put It Together

1. The first step is to remove the eggs from their shells without breaking the shells.  To do this:

a. Break a hole in the small end of the egg using the metal skewer*.

Make a hole in the egg shell that is larger than the straw (this hole is a little too small) | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Make a hole in the egg shell that is larger than the straw (this hole is a little too small)

The hole needs to be big enough that the straw will fit in and have a little extra space around it.  And you will really make your life easier if the end of the funnel can fit in it, also…less mess when pouring the jello in later on.  The hole that I made in the picture above wasn’t big enough…there should be some space around the straw.

b. Use the skewer to break the yolk inside the egg (this just makes it easier to get out).

c. Insert one end of the straw into the hole that you made.

d. Hold the egg over the bowl.

e. Blow into the other end of the straw so that the contents of the egg come out through the hole around the straw into the bowl.

f. Rinse the inside of the egg with water to remove any egg that remains inside.

g. Let it drain, hole side down, in the egg carton.

h. Continue this process with each of the eggs.

Use the eggs for your favorite recipe.  I actually save them in 3 different bowls so that there are 6 eggs in each one.  That makes it easier to use them for separate recipes.

2. The next step is to make the jello.  You have 2 options when doing this:

a. The first one is to make the jello using the standard instructions on the package.  If your main goal is to have tasty jello that everyone will love to eat, make the jello this way.

You will get about 8 or 9 eggs for each box of jello, so you will need 2 3-ounce boxes of jello to make about 18 eggs.

The drawback is that the jello is quite soft…this makes it a little trickier to work with because it doesn’t hold the shape as well (and is more likely to break).

To make the jello this way (for each box):

i. Boil water

ii. Mix the contents of the jello with 1 cup of the boiling water until the sugar has dissolved

iii. Add 1 cup of cold water.

b.  The second option is to eliminate the cold water step from the standard jello recipe.  This will make the jello a little stiffer, so it will hold the egg shape better…but the texture is a little stiffer than people are generally used to eating.

You will get 4 or 5 eggs for each box of jello, so you will need 4 3-ounce boxes of jello to make about 18 eggs.

To make the jello this way (for each box):

i. Boil water

ii.  Mix the contents of the jello with 1 cup of the boiling water until the sugar has dissolved.

Eggs that have been blown out | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Eggs that have been blown out

3. Now fill the egg shells with the jello mixture.

a. Turn the eggs over in the carton so that the hole is facing upward.  I have found that plastic egg cartons work better than styrofoam ones (as you can see from the picture above, I learned from experience)  If you have any jello overflow (which I always do), it seems to leak through the styrofoam.  And you end up with a sticky mess to clean up.

Use a funnel to fill the eggs with jello | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Use a funnel to fill the eggs with jello

b. Put the funnel in the hole.

c. Slowly pour the jello into the funnel.  Keep a close watch on how full the egg is getting since they overflow pretty easily.

d. Put the jello eggs in the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours.  They will keep like this for a few days, so you don’t have to take them out immediately.

Egg shells filled with jello | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Egg shells filled with jello

4. When the jello is chilled, it is time to remove the shells.  The trick with this is to remove the shell and membrane without damaging the jello (just like when you’re peeling hard-boiled eggs).  To do this:

a. Crack the shells by gently tapping the egg on a hard surface.  I usually start at the bottom of the egg and work my way up.

b. Run the egg under hot water for a few seconds.  This will melt the jello around the edge of the egg and make it less likely to stick.

Egg with the membrane still on | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Egg with the membrane still on

c. Peel the egg leaving the membrane in tact.  This helps to keep the jello from splitting while you’re peeling.

Egg with the membrane removed | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Egg with the membrane removed

d. Finally, remove the membrane from the outside of the jello.  If it doesn’t want to come off easily, run the egg under hot water again for a couple of seconds and it should peel right off.

Store (and serve) your Jello Easter Eggs on a deviled egg plate | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Store (and serve) your Jello Easter Eggs on a deviled egg plate

If you have a deviled egg plate*, it makes a great place to store your jello Easter eggs while keeping their shape.  If you aren’t serving them right away, cover them and store in the refrigerator.

Jello Easter Eggs | How To Make Jello Easter Eggs
Jello Easter Eggs

The deviled egg plate works pretty well for serving the Jello Easter Eggs, too!

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