One of my more OCD characteristics is that I MUST dye Easter eggs every year. I’m not Christian and don’t really do Easter (save for the Cadbury mini eggs), but I MUST DYE EGGS! I think it’s just another expression of my love for color. This year I decided to stray from the Paas dye kits and try something different: Kool Aid.

Using Kool Aid is awesome for two reasons: it produces unique colors and you don’t need to use vinegar (the Kool Aid already contains the required citric acid). I loved how they turned out. Happy Spring, y’all!

If you’d like to try this method..

  • You’ll need 12-18 hard-boiled eggs. I cooked mine by placing the eggs in a large saucepan, covering with water, and bringing to a rolling boil. Once boiling, remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Allow the eggs to cool completely before dyeing.
  • Buy various packets of Kool-Aid. They are cheap, so go crazy and get all of the colors. Word to the wise: be sure you are buying berry BLUE flavor if you want that color… not the Tropical Punch flavor that comes in blue packaging. I wish I could have been able to have blue eggs, but it was not to be.
  • Fill small cups with about 3/4 cup of water. Mix in the Kool-Aid powder. You don’t need vinegar – the Kool Aid already contains the required acid that will bind the color to the eggshell.
  • Dunk your hard-boiled eggs into each cup of dye. If you want deeper colors, let them sit for 5-10 minutes. If you want pastels, just give them a minute or two.
  • Also… your eggs will NOT absorb any Kool-Aid flavoring or scents. Don’t worry!


  • Jane - April 11, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    This is not in any way a criticism to you (your food looks amazing!), but I just find it interesting that so many non-Christians celebrate Christian holidays, but not many, say non-Jewish, celebrate Jewish holidays. What is it about Christian holidays that make others want to join in, even in secular ways? I guess it’s because of Jesus in John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Christianity spreads!ReplyCancel

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