Jell-O Eggs are a tradition in our family for Easter. We love to make colored hard-boiled eggs but different colored Jell-O eggs come in a top second. So much fun to make, easy, and a perfect treat for after school snacks or at dinner for dessert in anticipation of Easter Sunday and the Easter Bunny.
These fun and colorful Easter Eggs are easy to make and before you know it, you’ll have a plate full of them. Not only can you make the traditional coloring hard-boiled eggs, but Jell-O eggs are also a fun addition to your Easter table and look so beautiful.
My family’s Easter Tradition of Jell-O
One year next to the Jell-O at the grocery store, I found plastic molds to make beautiful colorful Jell-O Easter eggs. My girls were little and so excited as we all love Jell-O. I excitedly told my Aunt Lois of the molds I had found, and she informed me that in years past our family had always made Jell-O Easter eggs.
Aunt Lois and her sister, Christene (my mother) Landfear, did not have the plastic molds in the ’20s and ’30s, Their mother taught them how to cut tiny holes at the top of their raw eggs, and the bottom of the eggs, and blow out the inside. This process takes a lot of heavy breathing, but the result was a beautiful empty eggshell. These eggshells would be used for dying for Easter decorations, and for filling with Jell-O to make Jell-O eggs.
***Warning: I would never recommend nowadays that you use an actual egg for your Jell-O eggs because of the danger of disease).
Check out your local grocery store, or look on Amazon or eBay for similar plastic egg molds to the ones I purchased years ago. I think it is fascinating that the crafts we believe are new, the women of past generations discovered years ago. Lucky for us we have fun plastics to make this craft safe and easy.
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Where to Find Egg Molds
If you can not find the egg molds, my friend at Squirrels of a Feather has a post on how to make your own molds. Check out her post on How to Make a DIY Jello Egg Mold for Easter
There are many different egg molds on Amazone. You will love all the different styles of Egg Molds by visiting here.
- Plastic Egg Molds
- Jell-O different colors regular or sugar-free
- 4 Cup Large Pyrex Measuring Cup
- Spray Oil
- Tooth Picks
- Food Coloring
Keep in mind as with many of the edible holiday crafts, if you want to have these around for Easter morning, you may have to hide them in the refrigerator.
How to Make Jell-O Eggs For Easter
If using the small boxes of Jell-O, use 2 boxes of Jell-O and heat 1 and 1/2 cups of water to boiling for 4 minutes. Add the Jell-O packs. Mix for 2 minutes. I use my big 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup. This way when the Jell-O is mixed it is easy to pour into the mold.
If you are using the Sugar-Free .3 oz boxes use the same amount of 2 boxes to 1 and 1/2 cup of boiling water.
Do not skip on this step, as you want the Jell-O to be totally dissolved so the eggs hold together when you take them out of the mold.
Spray the plastic mold generously and seal it together tightly. Double check that the mold is closed or you will have the Jell-O leak out.
Slowly pour the mixed Jell-O into the top of the mold. I have a long glass rod that I use to help the liquid not spill all over. I place the rod into the opening and pour the Jell-O onto the rod so that it slides right into the mold. A glass straw will work perfectly.
The next morning unmold carefully. Use a toothpick to loosen the Jell-O from the mold. This makes it easier to get the egg out whole. Ease a knife slowly around the seal of the mold to open and run the toothpick around the bottom to again keep them from breaking. (Just remind the kids to not get upset if they break that only means you get to eat them)
Hide until Easter 😉
Make a Beautiful Presentation with Edible Easter Grass
I love to make a beautiful presentation for my Jell-O Easter eggs. I set them in a bed of edible Easter grass. Just add a few drops of green food coloring, about 6 drops, and thin with water if needed.
For a large family Easter dinner, I put these in a large bowl and set them on the table. If I want to get a little fancy when the kids are old enough not to spill I put the eggs in a wine glass.
- 6 boxes of Jell-O different flavors in small boxes. 2 boxes of each flavor
- 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water for every 2 boxes. (do not add cold water)
- Easter Egg Molds (Look in your local food store next to the Jello)
- Sweetened Coconut
- Green food coloring
- For 2 small boxes of Jell-O bring 1 and 1/2 cups of water to boil. (about 4 minutes in the microwave)
- Add the packet of Jell-O to the water and stir for 2 minutes.
- Spray the inside of your mold with a light mist of spray oil.
- Close the mold and double check that it is closed.
- Pour the Jell-O into the mold and refrigerate overnight.
- When you are ready to serve loosen the top of the mold and gently remove the Jell-O eggs. (this will take some time go slow)
- To make the edible grass, place the coconut in a plastic bag or in a bowl and mix in a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of water if needed.
- If you can not find the egg molds, my friend at Squirrels of a Feather has a post on how to make your own molds. Check out her post on How to Make a DIY Jello Egg Mold for Easter
- Recipe updated April 2022
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert
Keywords: Jell-O Easter Eggs