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Crackled Colored Eggs

A fun new twist on an old favorite.
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 6 eggs
  • 6 assorted food coloring colors, neon colors work great
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar


  • Cook eggs by placing them in a saucepan in a single layer. Cover with water to 1-inch above the eggs. Heat just to boiling, cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Immediately run cold water over eggs until they're cool to the touch. Once the eggs are cool, roll them gently on the counter top to crack the shells.
  • Choose your favorite food coloring and place a few drops of each color in their own cup. Fill the cups with 3/4 cup hot water, add 1/2 teaspoon distilled vinegar to each cup, place eggs into the cups. Allow them to sit for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Remove eggs from water/vinegar mixture. Peel back the shells and reveal your finished eggs!