Deviled eggs are a classic party food. For a special festive twist, we made Colored Deviled Eggs and they are so beautiful! A very easy, special touch for Easter and fun to do for baby showers as well. These are going to be the hit of the party! They are the prettiest little deviled eggs you’ve ever seen. The presentation is perfect every single time!
Pastel colored Easter eggs are so easy to make, yet they look fancy. They are super simple and WOW, do they add a festive touch to the table. Everyone loves them! You can even do red, white and blue for July 4th. You can use your favorite deviled egg recipe, or we have a delicious one for you.
Instead of dying easter egg shells, these dyed Easter Deviled Eggs have the shells removed. Once the eggs have been boiled and peeled, you will place them in a food coloring mixture. Let them sit for about 10 minutes, or until the desired shades are achieved.
The eggs are delicate, so it’s important to be patient and move gently. We used gel food coloring in regular and neon colors. I find that the gel doesn’t dissolve in water as easily as regular food coloring, but just know that gel food coloring works just a well for coloring deviled eggs.
It sort of looks like a science experiment! Using a spoon, gently place egg shells into each cup. You will also use a spoon to lift them out. Have a stack of paper towels prepared for the dyed eggs to dry. You can also pat them dry with additional paper towels if needed. While you’re waiting for the eggs to color/dry, you can start making the filling (recipe below).
I find that the purple color takes the longest and also requires the most dye. However, it all depends on which kind of food coloring you have. How adorable are these Colored Deviled Eggs? Not only are they delicious, they are gorgeous for your Easter table. Be sure to make plenty of them, because they disappear quickly!
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Colored Deviled Eggs
You Will Need
For the Deviled Egg Filling:
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. pickle juice
- 2 tsp. mustard
- 4 tbsp. finely chopped dill pickles
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
For the Deviled Egg Dye:
- About 6-8 oz of water in a cup
- 1 tsp. white vinegar
- Food coloring
Deviled Egg Recipe:
- Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Set pan over medium-high heat and bring water to a boil.
- Turn off heat, cover pan with a lid and let sit for 12 minutes.
- Drain and rinse eggs under cold water.
- Peel shells off of the eggs.
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out yolks into a bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, pickle juice, and mustard to bowl, then mash the yolks and stir until mixture is smooth.
- Stir in minced pickles and then season with salt and pepper.
- Place the mixture in a large ziplock bag.
- Cut the tip off of the ziplock bag (a DIY piping bag) and pipe the egg mixture back into the colored eggs shells
How to Color Deviled Egg Shells:
- Stir food coloring into cups of water in desired colors.
- Add the vinegar to the colored water (don’t worry, you won’t taste the vinegar).
- Gently place boiled and cut egg shells into the colored water.
- Let the egg shells soak in the colored water for at least 10 minutes or until desired shade is achieved.
- While the egg shells are soaking in food coloring, make the deviled egg mixture with the yolks (recipe above)
- Using a spoon, gently remove the colored egg shells and place them on a stack of paper towels to dry.
- Pat dry with additional paper towels
- Fill with prepared egg mixture