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Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs for School Holiday Fun

Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs for School Holiday Fun

Check out this Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs recipe for a fun kid-friendly Easter holiday snack.

Growing up in Hawai’i, Easter was always a time filled with decorating hard-boiled eggs in a variety of designs and vibrant colours. Our hands would be stained with the hues of our creations, and we always seemed to have an abundance of eggs! Finding new and exciting ways to enjoy those hard-boiled eggs was part of the fun.

Now, as a parent, I wanted a healthy and enjoyable food project to share with my little ones during the Easter holiday season. I reminisced about the joy of decorating eggs and the challenge of creating the coolest designs. I wanted to pass on these cherished experiences to my own children.

Easter in Australia

Easter in Australia brings a unique blend of traditions, flavors, and activities against the backdrop of autumnal hues and lingering warmth. While chocolate eggs and bunnies line the shelves, the country also retains its own Easter customs. Families often gather for picnics or barbecues in the crisp autumn air, enjoying favorites like hot cross buns with a dollop of butter. Many cities host Easter parades, markets, and festivals, where locals and visitors alike can revel in the festive spirit. With the changing seasons, Easter egg hunts may take place in parks, gardens, or even on the sandy beaches, adding a touch of Aussie flair to this beloved holiday celebration.

Here in Australia, traditional egg dye kits are nowhere to be found in the stores. Instead, the shelves are filled with chocolate eggs, bunnies, and overpriced Kinder surprise treats. Does anyone make hard-boiled eggs anymore for Easter? I can hardly recall receiving chocolate eggs as a child… Were my parents simply health-conscious, or has this holiday become synonymous with chocolate indulgence?

Colour cracked deviled eggs

Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs

One day, while scrolling through Pinterest (as one does), I stumbled upon some cracked dyed eggs. I’m not certain who originally came up with the idea, but I recall it was for a Halloween snack. I decided to involve my son in creating these healthy Easter egg alternatives amidst the sea of chocolate treats he was enjoying!

For a very simple and kid-friendly recipe for Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs, give this a try. There are countless ways to personalize it to your liking! Experiment with different colours and optional ingredients to make it uniquely yours.

Colour cracked deviled eggs with a kids hammer

A delightful twist on the classic deviled egg recipe, this version adds a touch of festive fun with food colouring. Feel free to tailor the colours to suit any holiday or occasion. Get creative, have fun, and savour every bite!

Colour Cracked Deviled Eggs

Colourful, kid friendly cracked and dyed hard boiled deviled eggs.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • liquid food colouring
  • optional: pickle relish, paprika, cayenne pepper


  • Place your eggs in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once eggs get to a full boil, turn off heat and cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Crack the shell of the hard boiled egg with a mallet or kid friendly hammer. Placed cracked eggs (with the shell still on!) into a zip-lock. Use one zip-lock for each colour you pick. Place 2-4 drops of selected food colouring on each egg and gently move around in the zip-lock. Let eggs sit for 10 minutes, then remove shells and rinse excess dye off the eggs.
  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out the yolk and place into bowl. Mash yokes with a fork and mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. If you want a very smooth consistency place ingredients in a blender for 10 seconds. Scoop yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Eat and enjoy!
    Optional: Add in pickle relish, paprika and/or cayenne pepper to your yoke mixture.
Keyword deviled eggs, easter, eggs, hardboiled eggs, kid friendly, low carb


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