Easter Crackled Eggs

Friday, April 22, 2011
Easter Crackled Eggs are terrific for so many occasions and not just Easter, however, we love these colors when making our favorite recipe for Deviled Eggs.

The little cracks seep through with lines of color and make the eggs look so pretty and perfect for an Easter appetizer buffet table or even for a gender reveal baby shower party.

These are the talk of the party especially when hosting or bringing to a potluck and we even have a list of Natural dyes for those who don't want to use the gel food colors or little bottles of food coloring.

All of them will work to make the most beautiful crackled lines for the prettiest tray of edible Easter eggs, you've ever seen.

Sometimes we just leave them unpeeled and let our guests enjoy the surprise of color inside! These are such a fun project for the kids also.

I was so excited to see the insides of these, they really were beautiful! I love the color blue, but you choose your favorite!

Also, one other thing, try using flavors like soy sauce, and koolaides, soak overnight if you want to pick up flavors!

Scroll down to my easy instructions on how to make poached eggs Italian style.

fine dye lines inside the shell of boiled Eggs for Easter

Colorful Crackled Egg Steps

  • boil the egg to hard-boiled
  • cool completely
  • crack with the back of a spoon
  • dye them with assorted colors
  • Enjoy

Easter eggs crackled look inside boiled eggs food art


  1. eggs
  2. natural dye or fool gel coloring
  3. vinegar
  4. hot water

how to make dyed Easter eggs look crackled inside

Crackled Eggs For Any Party Ideas

  1. gender reveal baby showers 
  2. wedding showers bridesmaid colors
  3. hosting a holiday: green and red for Christmas, use pastels for Easter, green for St. Patrick's Day, red, and blue for Patriotic, or the colors of your country's flags

using a spoon to crack boiled eggs for Easter food art

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Easter Recipe Ideas

Deviled Eggs

Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs
Easter Desserts
Easy Easter Bread
Italian Easter Buffet Recipes

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Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Easter Crackled Eggs

Easter Crackled Eggs

Crackled Egg Food Art for Easter. The inside of a boiled egg reveals a pretty pattern of colors.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinInactive time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 22 M


  • 12 or more uncooked white eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons of regular or gel food coloring (made by Wiltons found online and in bakery shops)
  • Hot water


  1. Boil eggs to hard-boiled stage. Drain and cool completely.
  2. Gently crack each egg by tapping with the back side of a spoon.
  3. Too many cracks or too deeply cracked causes the colorant to get inside too easily and solid spots and color will appear everywhere.
  4. Take a paper or old towel, and roll the egg under the palm of your hand to spread the cracks around the entire egg would be another method.
  5. You want a lot of crackling, but not deep cracks and you don't want to lose eggshells.
  6. Using a glass bowl with a sealable top, add 3 cups of hot water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  7. Add the coloring of choice to the desired color usually around 3 teaspoons Place the eggs in the desired color (or colors). Let seep for around 4 hours or overnight in the bowl.
  8. Use as many different colors as you want.
  9. You can also try tea, soy sauce, beet juice, dye from fruits, and food colorings will all work.
  10. Sit eggs in the coloring for 4 hours.
  11. Rinse in cool water.
  12. Then remove and place on a paper towel to dry.
  13. Allow the kids or guests to remove the shell inside to reveal their Egg Art
  14. Peel the eggs and they will have a crackled effect. These are beautiful for making
  15. Deviled Eggs for the Easter buffet tables and perfect for a gender reveal.

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For More Recipes for Other Holidays

Easter Holiday Recipe Roundup

Best Holiday Side Dishes

Red White and Blue Recipes

Halloween Roundup

Thanksgiving Recipes

Christmas Recipes


  1. I'm going to make these this weekend - very cool! :-)

  2. Your story made me smile dear, because I always hated when eggs cracked in the boiling water! Instead it could be art!!! Your Easter eggs are very very nice,
    I want to try this, it looks really easy.
    Bye bye, I wish you a happy Easter

  3. Nice! Such a pretty, creative way to interest little ones in eating their eggs at Easter time, or any time for that matter.

  4. Definitely art! These belong in a museum!

  5. funny how thing come around, these eggs are so cool ... like the idea of flavoring them

  6. very neat. I don't think we have time to make eggs this year :-(

  7. Such fun and pretty Easter eggs!

  8. I think these are so so pretty! I've made them before and I can't get over how and egg can be so pretty!! lol ♥- Katrina

  9. I think it was probably a health/safety issue at some point re: food dyes as well - being concerned with the inside being colored. Probably not so much nowadays, or if you use onion skins, beets, etc. for coloring. I love that you somehow managed to get a little Peace Sign on in your last shot on the egg on the left. :)

  10. Clauda thanks for this timely post. They look so pretty ... I need to make some for Sunday ... I think I'll take the natural coloring route though as I'm trying to reduce if not eliminate these artificial colors. A very Happy Easter to you and all your family!

  11. Very cool! This is my first Easter as a blogger and I'm going to have so much fun using all the cool egg coloring techniques I've seen this past week :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. And to think of all the years I spent trying not to crack the eggs! This is so pretty and sweet. Happy Easter!

  13. They look so cool, I'll need to try this :)

  14. WHat a pretty and festive idea! Those eggs look so pretty!
    I hope you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Easter!

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,

  15. I did this all the time as a kid! Maybe it'll catch on!

  16. Very clever! They look great! Happy Easter!

  17. cute Claudia, I tagged you in this post, play if you like ;)

  18. Love it! Instead of getting annoyed when they crack when boiling, embrace it.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. These are so pretty! I always hate it when the egg cracks too. Now I can call it art!

  20. Dear Claudia,

    Looks beautiful! Like marble eggs!
    Thank you for the Easter wishes.
    Have a wonderful, blessed Easter Holiday!

  21. Those are some gorgeous eggs, Claudia! Lovely~

  22. So glad to have been the inspiration for this! I like your take... but, is it edible?

    Ciao e Buona Pasqua!


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  23. Definitely a very cool idea! Happy Easter!

  24. Love these eggs....beautiful.All the deco looks so pretty. I did something different this year, dyed them in onion skins so they had great flavor:)

  25. They are so pretty.. enjoyed ur write up ..

  26. These are so cool...interesting that we see things diffidently later on. What was once a mishap to us is now more closely viewed and becomes art :)

  27. Hi Claudia! Thanks for sharing this wonderful blue crackled Easter eggs on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday/Seasonal Saturday. I featured them today and hope you can stop by again when you have a moment. Have a great weekend and sorry I've been so absent. I'll catch up . . . promise! Roz

  28. These are beautiful, Claudia! I would love to try these with my grandchildren. Enjoyed your post!


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