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A step-by-step tutorial showing you how to make Jello Eggs - fun and tasty Easter side dish.
Jello Eggs For Easter Dinner
If you're looking for a fun and yummy Easter side dish, try making Jello Eggs!
Even if you're not a huge Jello fan, Jello is a fun food for holidays! We don't eat Jello on a regular basis, but when it comes to holidays, my children love Jello recipes.
Favorite Holiday Jello Recipes:
- Colorful Rainbow Jello (with step-by-step tutorial)- always served at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but fun for Easter too!
- Jello Popcorn
- And Jello Eggs!
Jello Eggs are just fun. There isn't any other way to put it. They are a perfect side dish for Easter dinner or a festive treat for your Easter picnic.
They are rather simple to make. I'm going to show you how!
HOW TO MAKE JELLO EGGS
Here's what you need to make Easter Jello Eggs:
- a Jello Egg mold (similar mold can be purchased here). (This tutorial via Pinterest is a great DIY Easter Egg mold option, but it requires a lot more time and effort. )
- 3 oz. boxes of Jello in your favorite flavors
- sweetened condensed milk, optional
Jello Easter Egg Molds
Unfortunately, Jello egg molds are hard to find since they don't make them anymore. However, there are a few different options. The jello egg mold I have is no longer available. (I got it from the Jello website a few years ago.) However, you can still make these fun Easter jello treats by using this Jello mold:
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HOW TO MAKE EASTER JELLO EGGS:
STEP 1: PREPARE THE EASTER EGG MOLDS
Open the Jello Egg mold, making sure the pieces are connected. Spray with cooking spray. Close tightly, making sure each egg snaps shut.
To make it easier to transport and clean, place the egg molds on a cookie sheet.
STEP 2: MIX THE JELLO
FOR CLEAR COLORED EGGS
Boil 1 ½ cups water in a glass measuring cup. A few minutes in the microwave will do the trick.
Carefully pour 6 oz. Jello (one large box) into the boiling water. Be careful so that the hot Jello doesn't overflow.
Stir until completely dissolved.
FOR MILKY COLORED JELLO EGGS
Boil 1 cup water in a glass measuring cup. Stir in gelatin and mix until all the Jello powder is dissolved. Then pour in ½ cup sweetened condensed milk.
Tip: Boil water in a Pyrex glass measuring cup. Then it is easy to mix and pour directly into the molds.
STEP 3: POUR INTO MOLDS
Now you're ready to pour the Jello into the Easter egg molds.
ONE COLOR EGGS-QUICKEST METHOD
For eggs one color, fill up the egg mold to the very top. You can do each egg one color.
You can get really creative by making layered eggs. To do this, fill the egg mold ⅓ to ½ of the way full. Let this layer set for 30 minutes and then add more Jello to make another layer.
STEP 4: SET & CHILL
Jello eggs will take about 3 hours to set completely.
To open the molds, use a dull knife to seperate the top and bottom molds apart.
Slowly break the seal until you get the top open. Gently pull the egg from the mold.
Individually the wrap the Jello eggs in plastic wrap or place in an air-tight container until you are ready to eat.
Tip: Wrap the jello eggs in plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
HOW TO SERVE JELLO EGGS
There are a few different ways you can serve Jello eggs.
Use them as part of your Easter Table by placing them on a bed of dyed coconut for the grass affect.
Or serve them in a basket lined with grass for guests to pick their own. (Be sure to keep them wrapped if you use paper grass.)
Regardless, they are sure to please. Let me know what combinations you like! And how would you serve these Jello Eggs? Do tell!
More Favorite Easter Recipes
- The Best Brown Sugar Glazed Baked Ham
- Cheesy (funeral) potatoes
- 1-hour soft & fluffy rolls
- Deviled eggs
- Amazing spinach salad with craisins, apples, and poppsyeed dressing
- Best Carrot Cake with whipped cream cheese frosting
- Bunny Bait
How to Make Jello Eggs
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 eggs 1x
Fun and yummy Easter Jello eggs that everyone loves!
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 6 oz. box Jello or flavored gelatin
- Jello egg mold
- sweetened condensed milk, optional (see notes)
- Prepare Jello egg molds by spraying the inside with a cooking spray and secure the 2 parts together. Set aside.
- Boil water in a glass measuring cup. (Use a 2 cup measuring cup or bigger so the Jello doesn't overflow when you pour it in.)
- Once boiling, stir the flavored gelatin into the water. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Carefully pour the Jello into the egg molds.
- Chill for 3-4 hours, or up to 4-5 days in advance.
- To remove the eggs from the mold, carefully use a dull knife to seperate the 2 sides of the mold apart. Slowly pull the top of the mold off, being careful not to break the eggs in half.
- Eat immediately or store in an air-tight container up to 4-5 days.
To make milky colored eggs, use 1 cup boiling water per 6 oz. gelatin. After the jello has dissolved in the water completely, stir in ½ cup sweetened condensed milk. Fill the egg molds and let set.
One large box of Jello (6 oz.) makes 6 eggs.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Jello
Keywords: Jello, Jello eggs, Easter jello, Easter eggs
Alicia Pereyra-Malone says
I tried to get your egg molds, that you have a "link" to, but the link no longer works...I would like to purchase some egg molds to make your fun Jello eggs, but having a hard time finding them. Please reply...
It looks like that link no longer sells the Jello molds. You may have to search the Jello site or Amazon for them.
Lorraine Carlton says
I have the molds but eggs break in half when I try to get them out and I have greased the molds well. Any suggestions?