My girls LOVED these eggs! Although the layers take a little bit of time, they are so cute and were really simple to make!
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!
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).
Tips For the Perfect Jello Easter Eggs
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.
Looking for another yummy Easter treat? Be sure to stop by and check out my adorable Bunny Butt Cupcakes!
STRIPED JELL-O EASTER EGGS
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 4 boxes Jell-O in 4 different colors 3 oz each
- boiling water
- 4 tablespoons greek yogurt
- 10 plastic eggs or egg molds
- empty styrofoam egg tray
- plastic syringe
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- Combine 1 box of Jell-O with 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir until well dissolved.
- 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.
- Add 1 tablespoon greek yogurt to the remaining Jell-O and stir very well. Put this layer over the first layer of Jell-O.
- Repeat with the remaining colors of Jell-O allowing it to set between each layer. Allow to set 4 hours or overnight.
- 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.