Friday, March 23, 2012

Colored Deviled Eggs for Easter

Some people get freaked out over artificial dyes in foods. They are "label checkers". Confetti Cake with frosting and Sprinkles would not be found at their Birthday Parties! I personally think I would become exhausted worrying that much. But hey! If you are a label checker hats off to you! This recipe may not be for you, but my Easter Chicks will be so check em out HERE. You will LOVE those cute little things! Also feel free to check out my other Easter recipes at the end of this post.

Most people pay no attention, or are at least not obsessed with banning artificial coloring entirely from their diet. Their everyday food choices are not swayed one way or another by the writing on the label. I, Kaela Carpenter, am one of those "non-worriers". I definitely don't run around with a straw in my red food coloring, but I am realistic about the whole food dye thing.

How many of you like Red Velvet Cupcakes?..."Green" Eggs and Ham for the toddler in your house? Do you enjoy a colorful popsicle once in a while? Cotton Candy at the annual County Fair? If you look at your packaging, you will be surprised to find that a lot of food actually contains dye to help color it. Because I pretty much eat what I want and I haven't keeled over yet, I do like to have a little fun with food. Sometimes, that fun demands a little dye.

I bring to you....Colored Deviled Eggs for Easter!

Have fun with your kids this Easter with Colored Deviled Eggs! These beautiful eggs are fun to make and eat! I don't have kids, but the inner child came out when I made this recipe. I felt like a scientist mixing up the dye and a magician when revealing the beautiful Colored Deviled Eggs to my husband!

Oh what fun!!

Colored Deviled Eggs

You can use your favorite Deviled Egg recipe. Everyone likes theirs different.
If you don't have a favorite, here is mine.

12 Eggs
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Shaved Parmesan
2 full tsp finely minced purple onion (can sub with onion powder)
1/2 tsp Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1 TB pickle or green olive juice

Sometimes I put a little Dill in as well just because I like it:)

Additional Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar
Food Coloring

 -Hard Boil the 12 eggs
     How to Hard Boil
     - Place eggs in a single layer in a pot and cover with water about an inch above eggs
     -Cover and bring to boil
     once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and leave covered for 15 min
     -After 15 min, place eggs in cold water until cooled
     -Once cooled, if not using right away, store in the fridge

-Peel eggs
-Trick - tap on counter and/or roll in hands to crack egg all over, peel with the side of your thumb under water.

-Slice each egg in half length wise

 -Next pop out the yolks into a separate bowl

-Leaving the eggs looking like this!

-Next, decide how many colors you want. If you want 3 colors, grab 3 glasses. 5 colors, grab five glasses. 1 color, one glass... Get where I'm headed with this?

-Fill each glass with 3/4 to 1 cup of water, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, and dye of your choice. Just like you would Easter Eggs, use the amount of dye you wish. I only used 2-4 drops per color.

-Stir to mix color throughout water.

-Drop the egg white halves in each glass and let marinate for 5-10 minutes. Check color frequently to make sure the eggs come out in YOUR desired depth of colors.  By checking them frequently you will also move the eggs around a bit to distribute the color evenly.

-When eggs have reached your desired color depth, remove them and let them dry on a paper towel.

-While eggs are drying, toss the egg yolks and all other ingredients in a mixer and whip together until smooth and creamy looking.

-Next, use a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off to pipe the filling into the dried and dyed egg whites.

-Place on a plate and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.

-Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

If you would like to see my other fun and cute Easter recipes, click on them below! 
Easter Chicks
Empty Tombs For Easter Morn!
Easter Nests
Easter Macaroni - Ukrainian Recipe


  1. Hey Now!...Easy on the "Label Checkers" label.... :) Haha

  2. Oh Susanah - You know I love you. And I know you like sprinkles and confetti cake:)

  3. Nice post. For a bit of light relief you might enjoy this cartoon about the food pyramid.

  4. Carole that is too funny...and probably too true:)