“Hard Boiled” Jell-O Eggs

by Ashley Weeks Cart

We’re home! Man did it feel good to check out for nearly a week. The batteries are charged and we’re ready to dive back into renovating some of the new diggs and moving. We’ve got tree removal and fencing on deck! Watch out! Oh and that pesky floor and wall and toilet (womp womp) to reinstall.

I’ll have some pictures from our time in South Carolina, even a snake or two to show for the adventure, later today. In the meantime, here is a quick recap of one of the projects I did for Sunday’s Easter festivities. You can give it a try next year, eh? Or perhaps for April Fools?

I missed writing here. So expect a number of tutorials, pictures, and farm and baby shower related postings later this week. Oh! And lil Miss Whaley has her 8 month birthday tomorrow. So that, too.




1. Using a spoon, crack the back of the eggs and dump out the contents. I put them to use as Easter morning quiches later that weekend.

2. Immediately submerge the emptied eggs in hot, soapy water. Once each of the egg shells is prepped, rinse them thoroughly and allow to dry.

3. Dump Jell-O powder in glass measuring cup.


4. Add 1/2 c. boiling water to the powder. Stir. Then add a 1/4 c. of cool water to the mixture. The Jell-O needs to be more concentrated so that the egg keeps it’s shape when you peel the shell. This mixture will fill 3 eggs.


5. Dump Jell-O mixture into emptied and cleaned egg shells.


6. Chill in the refrigerator to set the Jell-O.

7. Pull out and display in opaque egg cups so as not to reveal the cracked bottom shell of the egg.


7. Give a crack and begin to peel away the surprise just as you would a real hard boiled egg.


“Hard Boiled” Jell-O Eggs, ta da!


That’s one impressed, happy preschooler.


Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart