Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs


Whether you are an empty nester like me, or just need to dye some last-minute Easter eggs, this is the quickest method I know. With an Instant Pot, you hard boil AND dye the eggs at the same time!! You can literally get this done in less than 15 minutes. This is also a good method for making Easter eggs if you spend lots of time decorating after the basic color is on the eggs. 

Here's what you need:

Fresh eggs (not hard boiled)
White vinegar
Food coloring
Mason jars or solid glass jars
Instant Pot

1.  Pour 2 Tablespoons of white vinegar into each glass jar.
2.  Add 10-15 drops of food coloring in your choice of color to each jar. If you are mixing primary colors to make a color (like purple or orange), you choose the ratio of drops of each color. For purple, I would suggest 10 drops of blue to 5 drops of red. Here is an important tip - yellow and green don't come out as vivid with the Instant Pot method.  Yellow and green will be pale, so include 15 drops for each. On the other hand, red and blue are very vivid using this method, so if you are mixing those to get to another color (like orange that uses red and yellow food coloring), be sure to use red very sparingly.

3.  Gently add one or two eggs to each jar.  I would suggest using a good pair of tongs, which will also be needed when the dye is complete.

4.  Pour enough water in each jar to just cover the eggs. 

5.  Pour 1-2 cups of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot (don't forget this step!).

6.  Put the jars into the Instant Pot.

7.  Pressure cook for 6 minutes. Immediately vent and continue to next step.

8.  Carefully remove the eggs from the dye and transfer to ice bath for at least 6 minutes. I use tongs to get the eggs out. 

9.  After 6 minutes in the ice bath, you can transfer them back to the carton or on a towel to dry. Watch those vivid colors because they can still bleed until the eggs are dry and cool.

That's it - enjoy your beautiful Easter eggs.  If you like the fabric bunnies and carrots you see in the basket, you can find sets of them (and the digital pattern to make your own) in my Etsy store, Pretty Home Threads.



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