Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Traditions: Jello Eggs


Almost as important as dying Easter eggs is making Jell-O Eggs.  I found the molds for these eggs a few years ago at the local grocery store.  If you bought a couple of packages of Jell-O the molds were free.  We have been using them ever since.  I use the recipe below for the Jell-O Eggs.
The Jell-O Egg mold can be purchased from Kraft here: http://www.kraftcornerstore.com/_e/Molds_Cutters_for_all_Occasions/product/099727/JELL_O_EGG_JIGGLERS.htm  the cost is $3.50.
The instructions below describe making two layers of Jell-O in the egg.  I have a bunch of molds and make a tone of eggs at a time so I usually make 4 layers of Jell-O in each egg (in the eggs pictured above there are only 3 layers)



Jell-O often goes on sale at Easter time, so if you food storage is lacking in Jell-O pick some up while it is on sale. Yes I know that Jell-O is not a nutrition powerhouse food but I still recommend that people have it in their food storage.  It is a fun food with a long shelf life that will brighten your day when you are eating out of your food storage. 


JELL-O  Eggs
1-1/4 cups  boiling water (Do not add cold water.)
1 pkg. (6 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
Pam Cooking Spray

3/4 cup vanilla yogurt

Spray inside of mold with cooking spray. Snap mold together and place on a cookie sheet, or tray.  Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 3 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into measuring cup with pour spout. Immediately pour into mold, using 1/2 of the Jell-O.  Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt with remaining Jell-O, until completely mixed. Remove Jell-O mold from fridge and make carefully pour the next layer of Jell-O. Refrigerate 30 min. or until firm. Tilt mold on slight angle over plate. Using moist fingertips, gently scoop eggs out of mold. Keep refrigerated. 

6 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! My kids love jello, so we'll have to try this. Any idea of the non-dairy yogurt can be substituted in this recipe? (I have an allergy child)

    Stopping by from Melt in Your Mouth Monday, and looking forward to further exploring your blog! Stop by if you have a minute and want some recipes :-)

    Jessica
    www.dinnerwiththeshivers.com

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  2. I just love your jello eggs. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing and have a special week!

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  3. I love these! They would be great for our Easter party this week but I doubt I could get the mold in time. I'll have to save it for next year. Thanks for sharing!

    Donna
    http://potofgoldgiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  4. Jessica,
    I am sure you could use a non dairy yogurt. I think it would work just fine. You can also do it with out making the creamy layer, just choose a couple of different colors of jello and layer them, it will create the stripes.

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  5. toooo FUN!

    Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  6. These are so cute! I've never heard of Jello Eggs before! They look really fun to make! Thanks for adding this to my Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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