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How to Dye Easter Eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs

Amanda Reci
On Easter day serve beautiful Dyed Easter Eggs as part of your breakfast. This tutorial walks you through step-by-step on How to Dye Easter Eggs. Colorful Easter eggs are the perfect way to start Easter day!
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  • Table Covering
  • Boiling Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring liquid or gel
  • Plastic Cups or Bowls
  • Hard Boiled Eggs that have been Cooled
  • Paper Towels
  • Tongs Egg Dippers or Slotted spoon


  • Fill cups, bowls or containers with the enough water to cover the egg, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and food coloring.
  • Place the egg on a slotted or regular spoon and dunk into the mixture, turning occasionally so both sides are colored.
  • Keep in the liquid up to 5 mins or longer for darker colors.
  • Carefully remove the egg and set it aside to dry

.How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs In the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place one egg in each cup of a muffin tin, then carefully pour water
  • into each cup until it is full to the brim.
  • Cook for 30 mins.
  • Immediately remove them from the tins, to stop the cooking process.
  • Place eggs into an ice bath for five minutes.
  • Some brown spots may appear on the shell, the eggs will be fine.
  • Peel, Dye or prepare as desired.

On the Stove Top:

  • Place the eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon or more of salt (depending on the number of eggs)
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 8-10 mins, remove now for creamy yolk or;
  • Turn off the heat and let them sit in the hot water an additional 3-5 mins for a paler and opaque color often used for deviled eggs.
  • Move eggs to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Let sit 5-6 mins if serving immediately.
  • Let sit 10 mins if using later on.


The key to properly dyed eggs is taking your time throughout this process. Cover your work surface with towels or newspapers to protect them being stained. Each color will need enough boiling water to cover the egg completely once submerged. Using liquid colors will require up to 20 drops, using gel colors requires 1-3 drops depending on depth of color.
Adding salt to the water prior to boiling helps remove the shell without it breaking into a lot of pieces.
Using an ice bath can help prevent the greenish color around the yolk that over cooked hard-boiled eggs sometimes present.
Peeled or unpeeled eggs will keep in a fridge for up to 5 days. If unpeeled, keep in an airtight container
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