Cool Whip Easter Eggs made with food coloring and whipped topping are a quick and easy way to dye hard boiled eggs for Easter.
Looking for a fun and easy way to dye Easter eggs? You can make the prettiest marbled eggs with just Cool Whip and food coloring. No measuring, no spilling, no mess!
My kids love using Cool Whip to color eggs for Easter! We have been using this method for a few years now, and I finally got around to posting this. We usually make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot and dye eggs the Saturday before Easter. But this year, we planned ahead!
Not only do you get gorgeous, vibrant colors with this method, but it's much easier than using the traditional food dye, vinegar and water method. No spills or messes either, other than purple fingers!
Here are the Supplies You Need:
- Hard cooked or hard boiled eggs
- Cool Whip or any brand of whipped topping
- Food coloring -- either gel or regular
- Baking dish or casserole
- Paper towels
How to Dye Eggs with Cool Whip
First, spoon the whipped topping into a baking dish. Spread the whipped topping evenly in the dish.
I use a 9 x 13 baking pan, but any deep dish will work. It just has to be deep enough to cover the eggs.
Next, add a few drops of food coloring in one corner of the baking pan. We usually use 3 different colors at a time and add 3 or 4 drops of each color.
You can use only 2 colors and use more of each if you want.For this egg, we used green, yellow and blue food coloring.
Then, take a toothpick, and gently swirl the colors together. You don't want to mix them completely in one big blob, though. Otherwise, you won't get that gorgeous marbled effect.
Next, take your egg, and gently roll it in the whipped topping. Make sure it's completely covered in whipped topping and dye.
When it's completely covered, let it sit there while you finish the remaining eggs. You can add all of the food coloring first, or you can add it as go.
We got 8 eggs in one pan. Actually, we probably could have fit one more in! If you want, you can do a second batch using the same pan.
Or, you can use a second pan. You can really do as many eggs as you want with this method. There really are no rules here!
Leave the eggs sit for about 15 minutes to give the dye a chance to set. After that, wipe each egg off gently with a dry paper towel.
The result a batch of beautiful Easter eggs! They're marbled, swirled and absolutely gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat!
Cool Whip Easter Eggs
- 9 X 13 baking pan or deep casserole dish
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 8 ounces Cool Whip or any whipped topping
- 1 package food coloring in various colors
- 1 toothpick
- paper towels
- Spread the Cool Whip evenly in a baking dish
- Add drops of food coloring to 1 corner. Use 3 or 4 drops of 1 color and use 2 or 3 colors for best results
- swirl food coloring together with toothpick
- Roll egg in whipped topping and dye until completely covered. Allow to sit, and repeat until all eggs are dyed. Allow to sit 15 minutes
- Wipe egg off using a paper towel. Refrigerate until ready to eat
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