How to Make Adorable Jell-O Eggs For Easter
With Easter coming up, and most of the entire world on quarantine, you might be trying to figure out how to make the holiday special for the little ones. While you might typically spend the morning at church and afternoon with family, that simply can’t be in the cards this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make it a memorable day for the kids. There are still lots of activities you can do in the comfort of your home. Whether it’s an in-home Easter egg hunt or dressing up like the Easter Bunny, even with a “shelter in place” order, Easter will go on.
One of our favorite things to do on Easter, is, of course, eat some treats. You can’t have Easter without some candy, can you?
But in addition to the Easter basket this year, why not pull out all the stops? Two words: Jell-O eggs.
Jell-O is one of those classic desserts that’s been around for ages—and there’s a good reason why. It’s delicious! But it’s also super versatile and unique. Due to its jiggly texture, Jell-O lends itself well to incorporating into different recipes and molding it into different shapes.
While typically Jell-O is used to make a Jell-O mold or even Jell-O shots (hello, college), they can also be used to up the ante on holiday recipes. That’s where the Jell-O eggs come in.
The best part about this recipe is that you only need very few items: Just a few boxes of your favorite flavors of Jell-O and some Greek yogurt. You’ll also need some plastic eggs and a plastic syringe. Just make sure the plastic eggs have a hole big enough on the end that you can fill it with (or you can create one with scissors).
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Once you gather your ingredients, grab your kids and roll up your sleeves.
First, grease the inside of each of your eggs so that the Jell-O doesn’t stick. Then, combine one box of Jell-O with half a cup of boiling water. Once that’s made, fill each egg about an eighth full using your syringe. Then place them in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes so it settles.
In your bowl of remaining Jell-O, add about a tablespoon of Greek yogurt and stir well. Then, when your eggs are out of the fridge, spread a layer of this new mixture over the first layer.
Once that’s done, begin making the rest of your Jell-O flavors, and repeat the refrigeration and Greek yogurt process until the entire egg is done. The more colors and flavors the better!
It’s best to make these the night before Easter so that you can unmold them on the day of. To do so, simply run each egg under hot water for a few seconds, gently squeezing the mold until the egg comes out.
Not only are these a sight to see, but they taste great too!
For more tips and tricks on making these Jell-O eggs, check out the Spend With Pennies blog.
How will you spend Easter this year? Do you think you’ll make these Jell-O eggs?