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 perfect 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!
Jell-O Easter Eggs
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 4 boxes Jell-O in 4 different colors 3 ounces 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 ½ cup boiling water. Stir until well dissolved.
- Using the plastic syringe, fill each egg ⅛ full with your first color. You should have just under ½ 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I thought the recipe directions were easy to follow. My plastic eggs had large enough holes that I didn’t need to enlarge them. I used a 10CC plastic syringe to inject each layer. I only mixed one color of jello at a time because you need to wait about 15 minutes between each layer. I sprayed the inside of the eggs with Pam before starting. The finish product slipped right out without any damage. I did about 16 eggs and after 4 colors of jello (8 layers after mixing yogurt with 1/2 of each color) My eggs weren’t quite full so I mixed up some purple jello and added just one more layer. Thanks for sharing this fun idea!
I just wanna say this recipe was amazing and it worked for me! I followed the recipe step by step as stated and made it for Easter! Everyone liked the eggs and want them again for next Easter. Thanks!
You’re welcome Jennifer!
This was a serious pain in the butt. I kept having to add warm water to the mixture to dissolve it because it kept congealing. It definitely was not easy and it took me 4 or 5 hours to make because of the setting process. I’m sure there’s an easier way of doing this without constantly having to add warm water to it.
Sorry that you found it difficult Ash. It does take time, as you need to set each color in between. Did you do each color one at a time?
I took a brand new , clean, orange stick and gently eased the pointed end into the eggs already there hole Of course away from myself so It didn’t slip and cause me to get injured.
It made the hole perfect. Two eggs seemed like they cracked, but they didn’t . Then I washed them all.
Actually, I am thinking if you run them under warm water first, it may make them more pliable? IDK ?
You know I thought that this was a cute idea. Read all directions which were pretty sketchy. Listened to comments abt holes in both ends. Get a syringe they said. Everything to a T. They leaked all over. Finally had enough and threw all away. Jello. Time. And ingredients all wasted
How disappointing Liz, this worked really well for me… sorry it didn’t work for you. Which part of the directions were sketchy for you (I’d like to update them if needed).
What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing! This jell-o eggs will be a hit with my kids.
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
I use a 10ml oral syringe, you can get them at the pharmacy and they’re inexpensive.
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.
This recipe uses Greek yogurt. I am not seeing an image of whipped cream.
Wow this looks so yummy.