Easter Eggs

How To Dye Easter Eggs

Do you plan to dye Easter eggs this Spring? It’s always one of our favorite traditions. In this recipe, in addition to instructions for the egg dye, you’ll find a simple, fool-proof way to boil the eggs on the stove top. Or, if you have an air fryer, you can try my other favorite method for cooking the eggs.

For the egg dye, you’ll need water, vinegar and food coloring. The ratio is 1/2 cup water to 1 teaspoon vinegar, and around 10-15 drops of food coloring for intense color. Keep in mind that the vinega is a key element — it activates the food dye so the color adheres to your eggs. The amount of vinegar is also important — too much vinegar can react with the calcium in the egg shell and create bubbles. These bubbles will then prevent the dye from adhering to the eggs. So although the recipe is quite simple, it is important to follow it to dye your Easter eggs!

Looking for some other fun Easter treats? Check out our Coconut Easter Nests, Rice Krispie Treat NestsClassic Banana CakeFavorite M&M’s Cookies or My Mom’s Key Lime Pie.

How To Dye Easter Eggs


  • 2 dozen white-shelled eggs
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 teaspoons vinegar, divided
  • 6 different colors of food coloring


  1. To boil the eggs: Place eggs in a large pot. Cover with water by about 2 inches. Bring water to a boil, turn off heat, cover pot with lid and let eggs sit in the hot water for 15 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool.
  2. To mix the color: In a small bowl or jar, stir together 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and about 10-15 drops of food coloring. Repeat with remaining food colors.
  3. To dye the eggs: Immerse eggs in dye until desired color is reached, about 3-5 minutes. Using tongs or a spoon, remove eggs from dye and transfer to a paper-towel lined platter or the empty egg cartons to dry. Refrigerate when dry.

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