Jell-O Easter Eggs

Easy to make, beautiful to look at and yummy to eat! These Jell-O Easter eggs are one of my favorite easter treats!

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When I saw these beautiful Easter eggs from Choose to Thrive I knew I had to give them a try!  I didn’t have the egg molds so I was able to use dollar store plastic eggs to make these and it worked perfectly!

My girls LOVED these eggs!  Although the layers take a little bit of time, they are so cute and were really simple to make!

I used plastic eggs from the dollar store and a plastic syringe to get the Jell-O into the eggs (you can also get them at the pharmacy, the one I use is for measuring medicine).

Easy to make, beautiful to look at and yummy to eat! These Jell-O Easter eggs are one of my favorite easter treats!

Here are some tips for making these turn out great:

    • Do not use a knife to put holes in your plastic eggs… (the knife can easily slip through the plastic unexpectedly…  trust me on this!)
    • Oil the inside of the eggs VERY well so they come out easily
    • Place the egg upside down and fill it from the larger end.  If you have any air bubbles they will be at the bottom of your egg when you’re done.
    • You can mix all of your Jell-O with boiling water at the beginning if you choose.  Do not add the yogurt until right before you are ready to pour that layer, it hardens quickly.
    • Run the egg under hot water for a few seconds before taking them out of the molds
    • Make a couple more than you plan on needing, a couple of them may split apart while you master the “unmolding”.

I used plastic eggs from the dollar store.  My eggs did have tiny holes on each end…  in order to get the Jell-O into the eggs, I had to make the hole bigger on one side so I just twisted a pair of scissors into the hole to make it a bit bigger.  Do not use a knife to do this…  I am speaking from experience.   

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Easy to make, beautiful to look at and yummy to eat! These Jell-O Easter eggs are one of my favorite easter treats!
Looking for another yummy Easter treat?  Be sure to stop by and check out my adorable Bunny Butt Cupcakes!

Bunny Butt Cupcakes! SO cute!

 

Striped Jell-O Easter Eggs

When I saw these beautiful Easter eggs from Choose to Thrive I knew I had to give them a try!  I didn’t have the egg molds so I was able to use dollar store plastic eggs to make these and it worked perfectly!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 4 boxes Jell-O in 4 different colors (3 oz each)
  • boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons greek yogurt

Other

  • 10 plastic eggs or egg molds
  • empty styrofoam egg tray
  • plastic syringe

Directions:

Mold Preparation

  1. On one end of the egg, ensure there is a hole big enough to use for filling the egg. (You can make it larger with scissors, a nail or a drill).
  2. Important: Oil the inside of each egg very well by dipping a paper towel into the oil and making sure the entire inside is covered.
  3. If your plastic egg has holes on both ends, place a very small spoonful (about 1 teaspoon) in the bottom of the styrofoam egg tray and place your plastic egg in the tray (the jello will be on the outside of the egg). Refrigerate about 5-10 minutes or until set. (This step will block the holes so the Jell-O doesn’t leak out).

Filling the eggs

  1. Combine 1 box of Jell-O with 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir until well dissolved.
  2. Using the plastic syringe, fill each egg 1/8 full with your first color. You should have just under 1/2 cup jello left over once you’ve done this step. Refrigerate the plastic eggs about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon greek yogurt to the remaining Jell-O and stir very well. Put this layer over the first layer of Jell-O.
  4. Repeat with the remaining colors of Jell-O allowing it to set between each layer. Allow to set 4 hours or overnight.
  5. To unmold the Jell-O, run each egg under hot tap water for about 3-4 seconds. Gently squeeze the egg and you should see the Jell-O release from the mold. If not, gently run it under water again for a few more seconds.

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Holly Nilsson

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61 comments on “Jell-O Easter Eggs”

  1. A hot ice pick is ideal to make holes in the eggs. Push from inside out. Heat ice pick on stove burner.

  2. do I have to let the egg set for 4hours between each color or about how long do I need to let it set between colors?

  3. how long is it good for? can i make it 3 days in advance or more before eating it? thank you for sharing creative and wonderful ideas

  4. Do you have to use Greek Yogurt?

  5. Do you have to use the yogurt? Is that the only way to create the different colors (different layers)?

  6. So you don’t add the cold water to the jello after the boiling water? Like the normal way you make jello? Also if you wanted to make adult eggs, could you add booze to them? How?

  7. Does it have to be Greek yogurt?

    • I have only tried it with Greek yogurt. Hopefully another reader may have tried it with regular yogurt and can let you know how it worked out.

    • I found using cool whip works WAY better than yogurt. Using a thawed cool whip easily mixes with the liquid jello and keeps for longer than yogurt. My family also prefers the taste of the eggs made with cool whip rather than a yogurt! Good luck!

  8. what kind of Greek yogurt? Plain or flavored?

  9. Cute idea! Are these eggs you used/recommended whole or have split…I seem only to find whole ones & can’t see a non-mangled way of removing the jello eggs. Ideas or advice?

  10. How can you add only 1/2 cup boiling water and still have 1/2 cup left? is it that you use so little jello in the first layer that you have so much left? do you have some of each color jello left over at the end?

  11. Love this idea! Can’t wait to try it as easter treats for my kids class!! So cool!

  12. Did the Jell-o not leak out of the middle seem once it had been poured into the plastic egg?

    • No, it doesn’t leak. :)

      • I tried this with the eggs that come apart in the center. No matter how much I tried and how many different kinds of tapes are used to seal the egg, the Jell-O kept seeping out and wouldn’t work properly at all. Any recommendations?

        • Hmm. I wonder if you could secure the ends with a rubber band and then tape? Or maybe try the medical kind of tape that you might secure a bandage with?

          • Sorry, i should have mentioned that I used the same color and filled the eggs to the top without adding yogurt. By doing the rainbow style egg maybe the yogurt layer was at the middle where the ‘crack ‘ is, therefore no leaking. i did try scotch tape, double sided tape and waterproof tape, and they still sprung a leak! Maybe the rubber band will work! There’s always Next Year!!

  13. I’m confused. When you make the other colors, are you only mixing the powder with jello? Do you mix all of the colors with water and the layers get water and yogurt? The instructions seem as if you only mix the first layer with water and every other later is powder and yogurt

    • You will repeat steps 1-3 with each color. Mix the powder with water, use a little bit of the mixture. Add yogurt to the remaining liquid and use it for the next layer. Repeat with the next color.

  14. Is there a way to make this dairy free, and still have the in between layers? Thanks :)

    • You could try coconut milk. I’ve read that if you let full fat coconut milk settle, you can skim the thicker part at the top and try using that or even just a small amount of coconut milk. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure how it will work for you.

  15. Jello has a receipt for jello jigglers and also eggs especially made for this so there is no drilling holes in plastic eggs, the ones I have are in a rack of 6 that stand up and you just fill them through the top. the layers are cool but you are going to too much trouble , just buy jello and the egg holders are free. I have 5 or 6 that I use all the time

  16. I would love to make these for my son. Does any one know if I could use pudding instead of yogurt since my son is allergic to yogurt.

  17. I’m trying to figure out what you mean by filling the carton to plug up the hole. Do you put a little of the kell in the carton and then stick the egg on it to harden that way? And then you fill the egg from the to without removing the egg from the carton?

  18. I loved these ideas bit I just tried to make them and it’s way harder than it seemed. I couldn’t fill the extra holes and by the time the first layer of jello was harding the extra left over jello already hardened. I’m really upset they didn’t work.

    • Why were you unable to fill the holes? Did you use a syringe?

      My Jell-O didn’t harden before I made the layers, if your Jell-o is hardening too quickly, you can keep it in a hot water bath to keep it warm or you can even just slightly remelt it. Jello does just fine being remelted as long as it isn’t boiled. Hopefully those tips help you.

  19. I don’t get the part where it says how to cover the holes on the bottom. How do I do that?

    • Step 3 is where the hole is plugged. You place a little jello in your egg tray and set the plastic egg in it. This will plug the hole once it cools.

      • or….. you could use hot glue to cover the holes. I saw that on another website.

        • I have seen that too and you could, I’m sure it would work although I’m not sure if the glue would be food safe though.

          • Can u please explain how you plug the holes with jello. I tried it multiple times & it just kept filling up the tray sides & overflowing as I filled the eggs. Or explain further the super glue option?

          • If you are only adding about 1 teaspoon or less it shouldn’t overflow. You’ll need to let the little bit setup in the fridge before adding the remaining Jell-o.

          • Why not just use a small piece of duck tape to cover the hole

  20. Wow. Did not work out for me. The process took over 4 hours and was not worth it at all. Was looking for a pretty and simple dessert for Easter dinner tomorrow, not an intricate piece that requires me to be up past midnight waiting for jello to set. The syringe kept popping the eggs open with the air it was injecting and jello kept spilling all over the place. Will not be trying again :) hope it works for all you guys

  21. Wow this looks so yummy.
    Olga.

  22. I have a question about the stripped eggs. In the picture u have a container of whipped cream, and in the recipe u mention Greek yogurt. Which one is it. Help. Thx.

  23. I was wondering the syringe you use is it a baby medicine syringe like 5ml max? If so do you fill up the syringe or is it a guess on 1/8th of the egg? Can’t wait to make this for my son’s class this year

  24. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing! This jell-o eggs will be a hit with my kids.

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