Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Jello Eggs

When we colored Easter eggs on Monday, I mentioned how we were given a couple gifts. Our second one was a JELL-O egg mold. How cool! I had never seen one of these before. Apparently, I live a sheltered life. 

On to the eggs!

Blast the mold with non-stick cooking spray. Snap the mold closed.

Add 1 (3oz) package of jello to 3/4 cup boiling water. Spill some of the powder because obviously you have too much.

Stir until completely dissolved.


Pour the liquid into the spouts at the top of the mold.

If your mold is not completely closed, the liquid will pour out the side.

Pour the liquid jello back into the measuring cup.

Repeat steps 1 and 5, paying close attention to snapping the mold completely closed. Place in the refrigerator to set.

We tried 2 solid eggs of each color and 2 mixed eggs. Apparently, the mold popped opened again before adding the red.

Jiggly, jello-y eggs
I let the jello set for an hour and a half before adding the second color to the 2 mixed eggs. The extra red had hardened on the kitchen counter. I popped it in the microwave before pouring it into the two remaining molds. The one spilled right out the back. The other worked just fine. That is if you only wanted half an egg. The halves did not fuse together like I had hoped. That's ok. Half an egg was perfect for Zachary.

He put in his thumb and pulled out . . . an Easter egg.

This is his first experience with jello. Just a guess, but lime not might be his favorite.

These make great sensory objects for the kids. They had fun holding, squishing, wiggling and eating them. And of course, they thought it was hilarious that there was jello all over the plate. How does that saying go, "One man's spilled jello is another man's treasure"?
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