Homemade Jell-O Eggs

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

Jell-O eggs manage to tackle two holidays in one. Not only are they guaranteed to steal the snack spotlight this Easter, but they also serve as the ultimate fake food for April Fool’s Day.

I will admit that this edible craft takes a bit of skill and patience, but the effort is well worth it once you catch someone cracking an egg into a hot skillet and ending up with scrambled Jell-O. And who can beat the presentation of a brightly colored treat served in a stark white shell?

I first fell in love with using eggs as serving containers when I made Thomas Keller’s iconic Truffled Egg Custards during one of the final modules of culinary school. The end result features a creamy custard served inside hollowed out egg shells garnished with paper-thin potato-chive chips.

My apologies to Chef Keller, but I took your custard down a notch and replaced it with … Jell-O. But Chef Keller wasn’t the only inspiration for this faux treat, as you may remember the Spanish food blog La Receta de la Felicidad’s egg-shaped brownies that took the food blogosphere by storm last December.

So, long story short:

Thomas Keller + Spanish food blogs + my love of dessert = Jell-O eggs.

And that right there, my friends, is a perfect window into how my brain works. Scary, right?

To make this edible craft in your own home, you’ll need:

  • One dozen eggs
  • A push-pin
  • Several packets of Jell-O (bright colors work best)
  • A fine pastry tip
  • Duct tape

Begin by using the push-pin to puncture two small holes in opposite ends of one egg.

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

Blow the egg whites and yolks out of the egg (you may have to increase the size of the hole on one end), and then thoroughly wash it out with hot water or boil the shells. Keep in mind that eggs can carry salmonella, so the hotter the water and the stronger the pressure, the better.

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

Once clean, firmly fix a piece of duct tape (or any other incredibly strong tape) over one of the holes. Place the egg, tape-side down, back into the carton and repeat the hollowing out process with the remaining eggs.

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

Prepare the Jell-O according to package instructions and then insert the pastry tip into the top hole of the hollowed out eggs and pour in the Jell-O until the egg is full. The Jell-O will be hot, so pour carefully and slowly to ensure the eggs don’t overflow.

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

Transfer the carton of eggs to the fridge and chill them until the Jell-O has fully set, at least three hours. Once firm, crack off the shells and enjoy!

Jell-O Eggs Made Out of Real Eggs

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23 Responses to “Homemade Jell-O Eggs”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Eeeeeeek! I looopooove this! Genius and hilarious!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

    wow fun idea! Have to show this to my kids

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    Cassie — March 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I was so intrigued as to how you made jell-o eggs. This is brilliant Kelly! I love it!

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    Alana — March 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Ingenious! And way too cute!

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    Sarah — March 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    What a great idea! Perfect for April Fool’s day:)

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    Jackie — March 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    When I was a child (I’m 42) my mom would make these the same way with a little deviation. She made two holes in the egg, one at each end, then me and my sisters were in charge of blowing the egg out of the shells. She then proceeded to boil the shells to sterilize/clean them. Wow brings back great memories!

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    Crystal — March 29, 2012 at 12:54 am


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    JulieD — March 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Very cool, Kelly! So clever and fun!

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    Melissa | Dash of East — March 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    This is so fun! Bookmarking it as a must-do with our future kiddos :)

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

      Thanks, Melissa!

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    Barbara — April 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This is an awesome idea!
    However I was wondering if u could still dye the eggs? Maybe b4 filling

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    nicole | kimchiburgers — April 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What an incredible idea! I love it and must try it soon.

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    PattyGirl — March 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    How do you coverup the hole that is facing upwards in the container so you do not see the jello in the hole???

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    Serene — March 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I am babysitting this saturday and thought that i would do this with the girls great idea btw

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    The Teacher Treasury — January 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

    The kids are going to think this is so cool! Clever idea…thanks for sharing!


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