Kool-Aid Egg Dye

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I’d like to high-five the kitchen diva who realized Kool-Aid makes a delightful dye! As pictured above, each egg dye is made from a packet of Kool-Aid and 2/3 cup of water. Lemonade flavor doesn’t do much, but Tropical Punch, Lemon-Lime, and Orange are pretty powerful.

We use about 2 dozen eggs each week around here. Zero hard boiled. So a few years ago I stopped hard-boiling Easter eggs, since the kids would dye them but no one would eat them. Instead we carefully dye raw eggs and put them back in the fridge, then when a meal requires eggs, we break that colorful shell.

One thing I noticed was when eggs are left in the dye for several minutes the shell begins to peel, like skin after a bad sunburn. You can see the mottled coloring on these eggs:

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Have you experimented with Kool-Aid dye? Which colors worked best for you?

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