Colored Boiled Easter Eggs

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Recipe: #7828

October 28, 2011

"These are a great little snack I like to make for Easter. I serve them as is, but they can be used to make devilled eggs also. When choosing glasses to let the eggs sit in, make sure you do not use anything that can stain. Light coloured coffee mugs are not a good idea for this!! To serve, I return them to the egg carton they came in. The kids usually get a kick out of opening up the carton and seeing the multicoloured eggs inside. The cook time listed for this recipe is the time to boil the eggs."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (243 g)
  • Calories 347.5
  • Total Fat - 23.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 904 mg
  • Sodium - 345.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 30.5 g
  • Calcium - 136.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Boil eggs to desired doneness.

Step 2

Let cool slightly, just enough so you can handle them; crack them gently, leaving the shell on.

Step 3

Line up 12 glasses, or plastic cups or whatever vessel you like to place the eggs in; add a pinch of salt to each glass, pour a few drops of food coloring into each glass and fill half full with boiling water.

Step 4

Drop one egg into each glass and make sure the water covers the egg completely.

Step 5

Place the glasses in a baking pan and move to refrigerator.

Step 6

Let sit at least 5 hours or overnight.

Step 7

Gently peel each egg and place as desired in serving vessel.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


These were EASY and so fun to peel! I used drop food coloring on half and gel food coloring on the other half and both worked, but the drops were much easier. Next time I would add more food coloring to the water, for more vibrant color. And I might crack them up a little more. We LOVED making these Easter Eggs and we're looking forward to making pretty deviled eggs with them! Great, fun, easy-to-follow recipe. PS: I didn't read the instructions all the way through and didn't use boiling water with the food dye. And it worked just fine! (When will I learn to read the whole recipe?)


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(8 Apr 2023)


Game Of Thrones final season started last night so I made some themed appetizers for my friends and I to enjoy. I made Dragon Eggs and they came out perfectly! Made great stuffed eggs too!


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(15 Apr 2019)


FABULOUS FUN recipe! It's been years and years since I've made colored eggs, so I decided it was about time I did again for my 3 year old Max. I love the cracked effect of the coloring...I even got some cool cobwebs on mine. I made deviled eggs with half of them too. If I had read ahead on the recipe, I would have undercooked the eggs, since you pour boiling water into the cups. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


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(1 Apr 2013)

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