This is such a cute Easter dish that everyone will be impressed, even the mother-in-law. Jello Easter eggs are really easy, too, but prepare a couple of extras, just in case something happens. Also, make them in several colors so the crystalline eggs look pretty on the Easter dinner table. Color themes look great as well as assorted colors together in a salad bowl.
Easter Bunny Eggs Dessert Salad
You will need:
● Several colors of flavored gelatin – it doesn’t have to be Jello brand
● Boiling water per directions on the flavored gelatin
● Eggs – however many is wanted (3 or 4 per color), plus two more
● A funnel
● A spoon
● A bowl
● Lettuce, shredded or thinly sliced
● A bowl of hot water
● A pan for boiling the water for the gelatin
● A measuring cup
● Whipped cream or crème fresh
This Quick and Easy Recipe Always Works
- The first step is to get out the number of eggs wanted, plus two extra. Keep the carton out, it will be used for the eggs to set in.
- The next step is to blow out the eggs. Take a coffee stir that’s hollow and a nail, and gently use the nail to poke a small hole in the small end of the egg.
- Put the coffee stir stick in and stir it around, trying to mix the egg’s yolk and whites together. Holding it over a bowl, turn the egg upside down and blow through the coffee stick, forcing air inside the shell and making the egg flow out the hole. Keep blowing until all the egg stops coming out. Now there’s a bunch of empty egg shells.
- Put the eggs under running water and rinse them out as well as possible and set back in the carton to dry.
- Follow the recipe on the flavored gelatin package.
- Carefully pour (a funnel with a small spout helps) the gelatin mixture into the eggs, filling them all the way to the top. If a little spills on the eggshell it’s okay, it’ll just come off when it gets peeled.
- When there are enough eggs of that color of gelatin (use at least three eggs of each color), pour the rest into a bowl or serving dishes for desert later, and put them in the fridge.
- Allow to cool in the refrigerator until well set.
- While they’re cooling, prepare the bowl the eggs will sit in by adding lettuce “grass” and other details that may be wanted, such as edible or candy decorations. Jelly beans work well.
Peel the Jello Easter Eggs for the Salad
Now comes the tricky part and it’ll be obvious why a couple of extra eggs are necessary. It’s easy to gouge them accidentally, so be careful.
- Dip the cold egg in hot water for a few seconds and then gently crack and peel pieces of the shell off. Some of the gelatin may stick to the shell, try and reserve as much as possible.
- Put it in the bowl with its smoothest side up and do this with each egg, piling them in the bowl as if they were in a nest.
- Stuff more lettuce grass around the eggs if needed.
This gelatin desert salad can be served best with tongs and it looks great on top of a nest of a dollop of whipped cream or crème fresh. Even Grandma will be impressed.