Add some fun to your Easter celebration with these easy and colorful Cool Whip Easter eggs. Learn how to make them with just a few simple steps and ingredients.

This post will cover the Muffin Tin Method and Sheet Pan Method.

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Within this post, you will find step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial on how to dye eggs with Cool Whip or whipped cream. Cool Whip Easter Eggs are a food-safe alternative to dying eggs with shaving cream. Because eggshells are porous, you want whatever you use to dye Easter eggs to be safe to consume.

Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Making Cool Whip Easter Eggs is easy for kids of all ages. The dyed eggs have a marbled effect when finished. You can combine many colors to make a tie-dyed Easter egg or stick to one color for a solid, swirled design. The added benefit is that you will not need to buy a special egg dye kit yearly.

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Kids love these dyed eggs because of the vibrant colors and stirring the eggs around and around in the Cool Whip. This is a fun project!

Parents love these dyed eggs because there is very little mess to clean up, and you don’t need to go through an entire roll of paper towels! The whole family, from toddlers to grandparents, will enjoy dying eggs this way.

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Cool Whip Dyed Eggs Ingredients

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Cool Whip topping (or whipped cream if you choose)
  • Food coloring (we suggest gel food color)
  • Muffin tin, small bowls, or a rimmed baking sheet
  • Disposable gloves, optional
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We make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs because you can stuff your steamer basket full of as many eggs as you want. We follow the 5-5-5 rule for making Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs: 5 minutes at high pressure, natural release for 5 minutes (followed by a quick release), then 5 minutes in an ice bath.

12 easter eggs being dyed in a muffin tin with cool whip topping

How to Make Cool Whip Easter Eggs- 2 Methods

Muffin Tin Method for Cool Whip Eggs

This method is best if you want distinct and varying colors of eggs because you can choose which colors go into each individual muffin tin.

  1. Soak hard-boiled eggs in white vinegar for 5-10 minutes for a more vibrant finished product. This step can be skipped, but the eggs will be pastel rather than vibrant colors—dry eggs with a paper towel.
  2. Place a spoonful of Cool Whip into each muffin tin.
  3. Add food coloring and swirl with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Avoid over-mixing, especially if using many colors, or the result may be brown.
  4. Insert hard-boiled eggs and cover them with the colored Cool Whip. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the most vibrant swirls. You can let the eggs sit even longer, but for food safety reasons, you may want to place the muffin tin with eggs into the refrigerator.
  5. Remove eggs and plunge into a bowl of cold water. Wipe off any excess Cool Whip.
muffin tin filled with cool whip, eggs, and food coloring

This method is best if you have many eggs and don’t mind if the colors mix.

  1. Soak hard-boiled eggs in vinegar for 5-10 minutes for a more vibrant finished product. This step can be skipped, but the eggs will be pastel rather than vibrant colors—dry eggs with a paper towel.
  2. Using a large tub of Cool Whip, spread it onto the cookie sheet.
  3. Add food coloring and swirl with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Avoid over-mixing, especially if using many colors, or the result may be brown.
  4. Insert hard-boiled eggs and roll each egg around in the colored Cool Whip. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the most vibrant swirls. You can let the eggs sit even longer, but you may want to place the cookie sheet with eggs into the refrigerator for food safety reasons.
  5. Remove eggs and plunge into a bowl of cold water. Wipe off any excess Cool Whip.
eggs on a cookie sheet covered in cool whip and swirls of vibrant food coloring

Whipped Cream or Cool Whip Eggs?

You can use fresh whipped cream or whipped cream from a can instead of Cool Whip. We just like to save our homemade whipped cream for when we are going to be eating it!

As previously stated, we do not suggest dying eggs with shaving cream.

hard boiled egg shown in a muffin tin with cool whip and pink swirled food coloring

Best Food Coloring for Dyed Eggs

Gel food color will provide the most vibrant colors. You can find gel food coloring at craft supply stores like Michael’s and JoAnne Fabrics. Some grocery stores carry gel food coloring near the baking supplies.

You can use traditional liquid food coloring for Cool Whip Easter Eggs. Be mindful of not using too much liquid with the whipped topping. The result may be pastel, but that’s perfectly fine!

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Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Cool Whip Easter Eggs are quick, easy, and require minimal clean-up. You will love our mess-free way to dye eggs with kids this Easter!
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Ingredients

  • 12 Hard boiled eggs
  • 2 cups Vinegar
  • 16 oz Cool Whip Topping
  • Gel food coloring

Instructions
 

Muffin Tin Method

  • Soak hard-boiled eggs in vinegar for 5-10 minutes for a more vibrant finished product. This step can be skipped, but the eggs will be pastel rather than vibrant colors. Dry eggs with a towel.
  • Place a spoonful of Cool Whip into each muffin tin. Add food coloring and swirl with a toothpick. Avoid over-mixing especially if using many colors, or the end result may be brown.
  • Insert hard-boiled eggs and cover with the colored Cool Whip. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the most vibrant swirls. You can let the eggs sit even longer, but you may want to place the muffin tin with eggs into the refrigerator for food safety reasons.
  • Remove eggs and plunge into a bowl of water. Wipe off any excess Cool Whip.

Cookie Sheet Method

  • Soak hard-boiled eggs in vinegar for 5-10 minutes for a more vibrant finished product. This step can be skipped, but the eggs will be pastel rather than vibrant colors. Dry eggs with a towel.
  • Using a large tub of Cool Whip, spread it onto the cookie sheet.
  • Insert hard-boiled eggs and cover with the colored Cool Whip. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the most vibrant swirls. You can let the eggs sit even longer, but you may want to place the cookie sheet with eggs into the refrigerator for food safety reasons.
  • Remove eggs and plunge into a bowl of water. Wipe off any excess Cool Whip.

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Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 187mg
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Egg Safety Information

This is not a sponsored post. We find all our egg safety information at OhioEggs.com and are happy to share some of our most-asked reader questions and answers.

  • How long are hard-boiled eggs safe to eat? Hard-boiled eggs spoil faster than fresh eggs, so be sure to refrigerate hard-boiled Easter eggs within 2 hours and enjoy within one week of cooking. Hard-boiled eggs should be eaten the same day they’re peeled.
  • How long are eggs safe to eat? When properly refrigerated at 45 °F or lower, eggs can be safely eaten 4-5 weeks beyond the carton’s Julian date, which is a 3-digit code found on the side of a carton that indicates the day of the year when the eggs were packed.
  • Are colored Easter eggs safe to eat? If you used food-safe dye and materials to decorate Easter eggs, then they’re safe to eat! Easter eggs should only be eaten if they have not been left out of refrigeration longer than two hours.
  • Are there any tricks for making easy-peel hard-boiled eggs? Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after they’ve finished cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in its shell. Try this easy recipe to make perfect easy-peel hard-boiled eggs, every time! Also, eggs that are 7-10 days old are easier to peel, while fresh eggs are often more difficult. Giving eggs time to breathe and take in air helps separate the membranes from the shell, making them easier to peel.

Quick and Easy Easter Recipes for Kids

Before our children dyed eggs, they made Cereal Treat Easter Eggs.

We love Easter cupcakes, like these PEEPS Peek-a-Boo Cupcakes and Easter Egg Hunt Cupcakes.

Finally, our one-of-a-kind Homemade Cadbury Cream Cookie Cups are an Easter showstopper!

We keep track of some of our favorite Easter Desserts on our I EAT EASTER Pinterest Board. Come pin with us!