Happy Easter everyone! Even though we are currently stuck at home on one of my favorite holidays, I was determined to get back in the spirit. So this year, I decided to share with you all my Daisy Duck Easter Eggs DIY recipe!
They’re super simple to make and the perfect finger snack while you’re waiting for the grand meal to finish cooking. I’m stopping short of calling them “deviled eggs” because they’re really…not. BUT if you want to use a deviled egg recipe for the filling, go for it! The main attraction of these eggs is the COLOR of course! Inspired by the fashion icon Daisy Duck herself, these eggs are like colorful Easter eggs, but edible! And no messy shell to deal with!
Ready? Let’s get straight to it!
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- Hard boiled eggs. I’m spoiled and now only buy exclusively pre-peeled hard boiled eggs. However, you can use good old fashioned eggs and hard boil them at home, peeling the shell yourself!
- Gel food coloring. I got pastel colors like these at my local grocery store. For the lighter colors you might want to grab two packs, just in case you need to make the color very saturated to get the desired effect.
- Light mayonnaise
- Bowls for every color for egg coloring. I used dark ceramic bowls so there is no risk of staining!
- One small – medium mixing bowl
Prepare the Coloring and Eggs
For these eggs, I used three colors. Light green, pink, and purple. Prepare a bowl of water and food coloring for each of the eggs and add color until you get the desired effect. If you don’t like how it initially turns out you can add more later.
Next, prepare the eggs for coloring. Take the hard boiled eggs without the peels and cut each egg in half. Take out the yolk and add it to a large mixing bowl. You don’t have to clean out EVERY piece of the yolk, as the leftover bits will come out in the dye. However, you do want it relatively clean, otherwise it’ll come out patchy if you leave BIG chunks on there.
After you clean out each one, add them to the dye! Don’t overfill the bowls – this will prevent them from getting a full coverage if they’re pushed against each other. Let them sit for about 15 minutes, or until you get the desired color, checking every 5 minutes or so.
Make Your Filling
Go back to the egg yolks you added to the mixing bowl and add about 1 cup of mayonnaise. Stir vigorously. You can add more or less, depending on how much mayonnaise taste you’d like. Additionally you can add salt and pepper to taste if needed. Put it in the fridge if the eggs are not yet ready so it does not go bad sitting out.
Put It All Together!
After the eggs have achieved the color you desire, take them out and drain the extra dye out of the hole in the middle of each egg. Set each egg on a paper towel to dry lightly before transferring to your plate for presentation. You can use a spoon to spoon each one out or your hands if you’re not worried about staining!
Then, take out the egg filling and spoon a generous amount in to each egg.
Viola! All done! Store the eggs in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. It’s so easy to end up eating quite a few of these in one sitting! Not only are they delicious, but super fun for kids to help make.
Daisy Duck Easter Eggs
- 1 small-medium mixing bowl
- Various pastel colored food coloring
- 1 stain resistant bowl for each food coloring
- 8 hard boiled eggs
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- Create the food coloring bowls by mixing water and 3-4 drops of food coloring (or more to get desired color) and set aside
- Cut each hard boiled egg in half. Remove the yolk and set in the mixing bowl. Clean out remaining yolk and add each egg to the food coloring of your choice
- Let the eggs sit in the color for 10-15 minutes or until desired color is set in
- Remove each egg and gently dry with paper towel
- Mix mayonnaise and egg yolks together with a fork in the mixing bowl
- Using a spoon, scoop 1 spoonful of egg yolk mixture into each egg
- Put into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve!
Some Helpful Tips
- Some colors are simply NOT going to turn out. For example – you’re not going to get red eggs no matter how much food coloring you use. It’s going to come out pink every single time due to the bright white of the egg. If you’re not sure a color will stick, try a tester egg!
- If you break the egg whites or the natural shape of the egg doesn’t seem like it’s going to work, don’t sweat it. Get quite a few eggs so you can have some wiggle room if a few of them don’t turn out quite right!
- Sometimes they’ll come out patchy. This is just due to the natural dips and curves of the egg white. Some areas will just pick up more dye than others. This is why it is important to check the eggs every few minutes.
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