No party is complete without a big tray of deviled eggs! But that's just my opinion. I've been known to hang out by the deviled eggs so long that people start to wonder if my feet are glued to the ground. Some people might not be so keen on this classic appetizer though. Maybe it's a texture thing. Or they're turned off by the mayonnaise-y paprika-sprinkled dollop in the middle. Luckily, for all the deviled-egg haters out there, there's a great alternative that tastes nothing like a real deviled egg and looks more like a festive party dessert than a refined hors d'oeuvre. Put away the eggs and mayo and get out your Jell-O and whipped cream! We're going to make amazing Jell-O Deviled Easter Eggs that'll brighten up your Easter table and satisfy your guests who like their deviled eggs more sweet than sophisticated.
2 ½ C. boiling water 4 pkgs. Jell-O gelatin (3 oz. each, any flavors) 1 ½ C. thawed Cool Whip 1 tsp. sprinkles (optional)
- In a medium bowl, add boiling water to the gelatin mixes. Stir for 3 minutes until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour into a 9x13-inch pan that's been sprayed with cooking spray or wiped thinly with Crisco.
- Place in refrigerator and let it sit for at least 3 hours (until firm).
- Once it has set, you can cut the Jell-O into egg-shaped pieces with a cookie cutter. Cut them as close together as possible so that you don't have many left over pieces.
- Arrange your Jell-O eggs on a serving tray. Pipe Cool Whip onto eggs using a pastry bag with a closed star tip to get a swirly design.
- Drop a few sprinkles on top of each one if desired.
**If you have a Jello-O egg mold, bust it out for this recipe! Use the mold in place of the steps with the 9x13 pan, and once the gelatin has set, carefully remove the eggs and slice them in half! If you're feeling super authentic, use a melon baller to scoop out an indent for the Cool Whip!
Heed this warning: Kids and adults alike will ravage your Jell-O Deviled Egg tray! They're as bright as a rainbow and as jiggly as a bowl full of jelly, so nobody can resist trying to get ahold of one (or more!) of these wiggly treats. If you make these for your Easter celebration, take a pic and share it with us! It'll definitely add some color to our day!