No-Boil Deviled Eggs

I’ve made my share of deviled eggs. Pretty pastel ones. Awesome Jell-O ones. And ya know, shelling all those eggs can be a job. So when I ran across a way of making no-boil deviled eggs, I immediately decided to give them a shot. What you end up with is that same great deviled egg flavor, but with a lot less trouble.
No-Boil Deviled EggsThe original recipe called for cutting the cooked eggs into squares, which would’ve maximized the amount of finished eggs you would get. But, I thought that round ones would be more attractive. Plus, I’m not sure I’d be that great at cutting that many squares that would come out looking similar. Using a cooking cutter made it easy.

Also try my jalapeno popper and BBQ deviled eggs.

No-Boil Deviled Eggs

The number of deviled eggs you will get will of course depend on how you cut them. I used a large round cookie cutter so I only got about 2 dozen.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika and sliced chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Separate the egg whites and yokes into two bowls.
  • Whisk the whites until they just get foamy. Do not whisk until they foam completely. Less is more in this case.
  • Pour the egg whites into the dish and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or a few minutes more until the eggs have set. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Whisk the yokes until smooth.
  • Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and add the yolks. Scramble until cooked.
  • Transfer the yolks to a food processor. Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper and process until very smooth.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag with a round tip or dessert decorator.
  • Remove the cooked eggs whites from the baking dish and cut into squares, or use a small cookie cutter to cut into circles.
  • Pipe the egg yolk mixture onto each egg white.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and chives.

Peeps-Stuffed Oreos

The fact that the idea for Peeps-stuffed Oreos came to me in a dream probably says something about me. But, they are as great an idea now as they were at 1am. Fun to make. Fun to look at, a bit gooey and a bit sticky. And oh yes, of course, fun to eat. Use any colors of Peeps you want. You can make a pretty good sized batch in no time. Perfect for Easter, but also perfect to make and eat all by yourself! Why, I didn’t even notice that a few ‘disappeared’ while I was making them…
Peeps-Stuffed OreosIf you want to make a double-stuffed version of my Peeps-stuffed Oreos, just double the amount of Peeps and place the melted mixture on ALL cookie sides instead of just one. Then just put the two halves together. Bam!

Also try my Peeps chips.

Peeps-Stuffed Oreos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 -25 Oreos
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of 10 Peeps chicks your favorite color
  • 20-25 Oreos there are about 36 in a 14 1/2 ounce package

Instructions

  • Place Peeps in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat with a 1/2 tablespoon of water.
  • Separate the Oreo cookie halves.
  • Scrape the filling into the pan with the Peeps.
  • Stirring occasionally, melt the Peeps. Make sure all the lumps are gone and the mixture is smooth.
  • Place half the Oreo cookies logo-side down onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. This will make cleanup easier.
  • Remove the melted Peeps from the heat and let cool just enough so the mixture isn't runny.
  • Using a 1/2 tablespoon measure, scoop melted Peeps into the center of the cookies. Add just enough that the mixture gets near the cookie edge. If your mixture is too runny (hot) it might run over the sides. You'll get a feel for it after doing your first cookie or two.
  • Add the remaining cookie halves logo-side up on top of the Peeps-topped Oreos.
  • Let cool completely before serving. You can also stick them in the fridge for 15 minutes to set quicker.

Flower Pretzel Bites

I’m always on the lookout for something cute to make for Easter. Like deviled pastel eggs. When I came across these flower pretzel bites I quickly added the three ingredients (!) to the grocery store list on my phone. Now, to make a batch of these you’re going to need some time, but it’s worth it. And they’re very fun to make too.

I mixed it up. Some yellow petals. A few pink. Some blue. Go crazy. And they don’t have to be perfect. What you end up with are pretty, crunchy, chocolately single-bite morsels of happiness!
Flower Pretzel BitesIf you’re super duper picky, make sure you place the candies so that the ‘m’ is turned down.

Another favorite Easter-time treat of mine is my Peeps-stuffed Oreos. Yes. Peep-stuffed Oreos. Boom. At Christmas time I make a treat similar to these flower pretzel bites, reindeer noses.

Flower Pretzel Bites

Author Mike

Instructions

  • First thing you want to do is put the ingredients into 3 different bowls, leaving out any broken pretzels, chocolates or candies.

Working in batches:

  • Top the pretzels with the white chocolate melts and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave on 50% (I found that the defrost setting also works well) until the chocolates are melted.
  • Carefully remove the plate (it might be hot!).
  • Place a single M&M in the center of each melt and press it down just slightly. Add 6-7 more candies around the edges.
  • Place the plate into the fridge until the candies are set. You can also leave them out at room temperature to set, but they'll take a little longer to do so.

Deviled Pastel Easter Eggs

With Easter approaching rapidly, I thought I’d post a recipe for deviled pastel Easter eggs. These eggs are always on the menu every year when our family gets together to celebrate the day. They’re easy to make. They taste like ‘normal’ deviled eggs. And they look awesome!

Deviled Pastel Easter EggsThis recipe for deviled pastel Easter eggs makes 24 egg halves. But you’ll have a few egg halves left for other uses. The technique for coloring the eggs can be used for any recipe that calls for hard-boiled eggs. That includes egg salads. Hey, who wouldn’t be wowed by a tie-dyed colored egg salad?

Pastel Deviled Easter Eggs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 halves
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen large eggs hard boiled and peeled (12 are for stuffing. The remaining 12 are used for their yolks.)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Neon food coloring
  • Paprika for garnishing
  • Sliced olives or chopped pimentos for garnishing, optional

Instructions

  • Halve the eggs. Remove the yolks into a bowl. Discard 24 of the halves (use in an egg salad!)
  • Fill drink glasses (we used rocks glasses) with water and add food coloring to each. You want the color to be pretty dark, even for the lighter colors.
  • Working in batches, gently lower eggs into the glasses (we put them on a spoon and lowered them into the water). Stir very gently and let set in the glass until they reach the desired color. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and dry completely.
  • Mash yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise, pickle relish, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fill egg halves with yolk mixture. It's easier to use an icing piper or frosting bag, or if those aren't available, put the mixture in a plastic baggie, cut off the tip, and use that to pipe the mixture.
  • Garnish with paprika and olives or pimentos, if desired.
  • Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve.

Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps Syrup Topping

There I was, sitting here dreaming about the ice cream with Peep syrup we made when it hit me. I bet that melted Peeps (aka Peep Syrup) would be great over Rice Krispies Treats. And it was! Really, how can you go wrong with melted Peeps!¬†Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps syrup topping is awesome!Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps Syrup ToppingI didn’t feel like making the treats from scratch, so I picked up a box of the already-made kind. They’re dangerously good.

These are easy to make. The Peep syrup adds a nice twist. Try different colors of Peeps for a different look! And just between us, I find that melting Peeps is fun to do. Anita can’t stand the sight of them ‘dying’.

The syrup is also great over ice cream.

Also try my Cheerios nuggets.

Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps Syrup Topping

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place Peeps into a non-stick pot over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Stir occasionally until the Peeps are completely melted.
  • Place treats on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  • Spoon Peep syrup over treats.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Jell-O Jiggler Deviled Easter Eggs

I made a batch of Jell-O Jiggler Easter eggs, and I got to thinking…. if I cut them in half and added a bit of this, and a bit of that… I’d end up with deviled eggs. Sort of. So here they are! Jell-O Jiggler Deviled Easter Eggs are crazy cool looking and big time fun to eat!

Jell-O Jiggler Deviled Easter Eggs

I have to admit that these Jell-O Jiggler Deviled Easter Eggs are much more addicting than I thought they’d be. I mean besides how awesome they look, they’re just yummy! Maybe it’s because my Jell-O meter has been on ‘E’ for while.

Jell-O Jiggler Deviled Eggs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make the eggs as directed.
  • Lightly wet a knife and cut the eggs lengthwise.
  • Squeeze a bit of whipped cream onto each egg half.
  • Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
  • Serve immediately.

Jell-O Jiggler Easter Eggs

Well, ain’t these Jell-O jiggler Easter Eggs just cute? They’re super easy to make… if you have a Jell-O Jigglers egg mold… and I just happen to have one! In fact, I went totally nuts and ordered all of the molds that Kraft has. They’re cheap, really. And fun.

Jell-O Jiggler Easter EggsI made a batch of these using some of the cool new flavors of Jell-O, like Tropical Fusion and Island Pineapple. Just let them set and enjoy. The mold makes 6 eggs. To make all 6 of the same flavor, use a 6 ounce package of Jell-O gelatin, and of course, just use 2 3 ounce packages of your favorite two flavors to make 3 eggs of each.

Jell-o Jiggler Eggs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 6 ounce package of Jell-O Gelatin
  • Non-stick spray

Instructions

  • Boil the water.
  • Open gelatin packet and pour into a medium sized bowl.
  • Spray the egg mold with non-stick spray. Seal well.
  • Add water to gelatin and whisk for 2 minutes. Pour into a container with a spout (I used a 2-cup measuring cup) and pour into the molds.
  • Place mold onto a plate (I put it in a medium-sized Tupperware container), just in case you get some leaking or dripping.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Run bottom of mold under warm water, then tap a few times on the countertop. The mold should open right up and the eggs will pop out!

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