April 1, 2015
Easter is right around the corner, so I thought that I would post an egg-cellent recipe for you to try! When I was little my Grandma would make Rainbow Jello about once a year, and believe me, it was the highlight of the year. When I figured out that I could use Easter eggs as a mold and make my Grandma’s famous Jello in them, I couldn’t resist! They turned out amazing and they taste like a fruity rainbow explosion, so get egg-cited! (I’m a sucker for lame puns, bare with me)
Here’s what you’ll need:
Microwave safe measuring bowl
6 flavors of Jello (3 oz. boxes)
1 tub of Whipped topping
20 plastic easter eggs
Egg carton (not pictured)
Power drill (not pictured)
First, clean the plastic eggs with hot, soapy water. Then drill a small hole in the top of each egg. The hole needs to be pretty small, but big enough to get a medicine syringe tip inside.
I used medium sized easter eggs. There are smaller ones, and much bigger ones. Mine fit right in the palm of my hand. If you use bigger ones make sure to put more Jello in each time, and less if your eggs are smaller.
Next, spray the insides of the eggs with cooking spray and set them aside. Put 1 cup of water in the measuring bowl and heat it up in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then dissolve the first Jello flavor into the water and let it cool down for a little bit, just so it’s not blazing hot, but warm is fine. I will refer to this as the clear mixture.
Pour 1/2 of the Jello mixture into a separate bowl and whisk in 1/3 cup of whipped topping. This will be your creamy layer.
Next, suck up 5 mL of the creamy mixture into the medicine syringe and put it into one egg. Do this until all of the eggs have 5 mL of creamy jello in the bottom of them. Remember: Adjust the amount of Jello for how big your eggs are. If you used bigger eggs, put 7-10 mL in. If you used smaller eggs, put 2-4 mL in.
Put the eggs in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up. Don’t worry, only the first layer takes 30 minutes, the rest of the layers take about 15 minutes.
Next, suck up 5 mL of the clear mixture of the same color and put it into all of the eggs. Put them into the fridge to set up for 15 minutes. Repeat this process, alternating between creamy and clear mixtures, letting each layer set up in the fridge until your whole egg is filled.
This is the pattern that I did:
A couple of tips:
– Make sure that your eggs are sitting straight up in your egg carton so that the layers set up straight.
– Mix your next color while waiting for the previous layer to set up. If you make them all at once, some if them will start to set up before it’s time to put them into the eggs. This way you can also use the same bowl for every layer by rinsing it in between colors.
– Since eggs get smaller toward the top, the last 4 or 5 layers only need about 3 mL. You can kind of see the layers through the plastic eggs, so just try and gauge how much of each layer you need to put in so that they’ll look even in the end.
– Be patient, this does take some time because you’re waiting around for the layers to set up. Put on your favorite TV show, watch half an episode, then fill your next layer, and continue!
Once all the layers are set up, it’s time to get them out and see what they look like! Be very careful trying to get them out. The best, most successful way I have found to do this is by turning them upside down, taking the bottom plastic off first, then turning it right side up, and wiggling the top part off.
And, you’re done! Aren’t they cute?