Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Popsicles

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Today I had my little group meet up with some fellow mommies, and I think it was a success. We had some snacks, played outside (it was quite hot at 83° outside here today), hunted for Easter eggs, and played in the sand box, but I think the most successful part was the frozen Easter egg popsicles that I made for the kids. I just used plain fruit juice, but when frozen in an egg, everything taste better and sweeter. The best part is that they are relatively simple to do, you just need a few items you may already have on hand.

To make the popsicle's you will need:

Fruit juice
Plastic Easter eggs
Plastic sucker sticks
A large nail and thumbtack
Small funnel or piping tip to fill the eggs

First tip the eggs upside down and poke three holes in the bottom. Two of these holes are for letting the air escape when filling the egg, the third one should be in the center of the bottom. Make this center hole bigger using the large nail. You will need it to be as big as the popsicle/sucker stick. Once that is done, and you have your egg carton full of "hole-y" eggs, use the piping tip to fill each one until almost full, and then poke in the popsicle stick and place in the freezer until firm (I froze mine overnight).
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When you are ready to eat them, let them sit out for a second, or hold the top part in your hands to warm it up and open the egg on up. The kids enjoyed them right out of the plastic egg, and when they got down to the bottom part, the eggs easily slipped on out of the "shell" so they could finish the rest.


49 comments:

  1. What a great idea, these are too cute:)

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  2. I love it I think we will make these tomorrow

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  3. Where do you get the sticks?

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  4. I got mine in the baking section at Hobby Lobby, but any craft store or even the baking section of your local grocery should have some lollipop or cake pop sticks. That is what I used because they were skinny.

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  5. I love the idea. Unfortunately for me I tried to make them tonight for our preschool egg hunt tomorrow and they just didn't work. The eggs I had bought had tiny holes in both ends and many of them didn't seem to make a tight seal around the edges when closed so they leaked when filled. I am definately going to experiment and buy some different brands of eggs to find the right ones because I really like the idea.

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  6. You could put clear tape around the seal area, and them remove it before serving.

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  7. Sorry they didn't work out for you. You will have to make sure to get eggs without holes and just make your own on the bottom only. I didn't have any issues with the eggs leaking, so I think you just have to find the right eggs. The ones I used were the cheap $1 for a dozen ones at the grocery store ( HEB, for those in Texas) that were attached by that little piece of plastic and had no holes.

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  8. I love this!It's a must try for this weekend

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  9. Wow! These look wonderful. Thanks.

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  10. Going to make these for Easter for my 6 little girls & their Cousins....such a great idea!!! Love it!!

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  11. I bought those same eggs at HEB! Thank you for the fantastic idea! Cool! :-)

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  12. kids will love it! You are so awesome!

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  13. I wonder if the top whole would be enough to create the air whole. This would make the perfect way for it to catch all the drippings while they eat them.

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  14. made these yesterday with my kids! posted your link on my blog! hope that was okay! Happy Easter!

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  15. What a fabulous idea! Pinned for next year!
    Jenn :)

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  16. Very cute! How full did you fill them? Thanks!

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  17. I used a frosting piping tip as a funnel and just slowly poured the juice in the closed egg until it was close to the top.

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  18. You use a funnel to fill those eggs, right?

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  19. Yes, I actually used a small piping tip as a funnel as shown in the photo. But you could use a regular funnel if you have one small enough.

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  20. How much space did you leave at the top? Thanks.

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  21. Just enough so that when you insert the stick it doesn't overflow. Not sure how else to describe it. Maybe a pea size space?

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  22. Those are so great! I wish I had seen this before Easter but I'm pinning for next year.

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  23. I wonder if Sonia is from canada. We may have different regulations up here. Small items like that have to have an air hole in them for suffication/choking purposes. Same thing with pen and marker lids. They are a choking hazzard, and have to have a hole from the manufacturer in them. All the eggs I looked at have a hole in either end as well. You could use a hot glue gun to close up the holes though.

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  24. these are great,, I use a children s medicine syringe to fil them its a lot easier than a funnel or piping bag tip,,well, it was for me anyways...lol
    perfect idea, fantastic for the kids

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  25. these are great,, I use a children s medicine syringe to fil them its a lot easier than a funnel or piping bag tip,,well, it was for me anyways...lol
    perfect idea, fantastic for the kids

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  26. What about all the chemicals in those cheap plastic eggs (like BPA?). Cute idea, but I personally would not want to do this.

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  27. About the BPA, while it is real and a threat, if you research it, BPA leaches from plastic when it is heated up. The higher the temperatures, the more BPA that is released from the plastic. So, the contrary is also true. The colder the plastic gets the tighter the BPA molecules are held within plastic and are therfore not leached into the frozen fruit juice. Just a little info for those concerned. (coming from a former Chemical Engineer)

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  28. Has anyone tried to use the Jello Jiggler Egg molds? You would have to remove the pops from them to serve but they have a hole already and sit flat.

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  29. Hi! Just came across this great idea and would like to share it with our readers, followers, and members at Ruby for Women. We have a monthly online women's magazine, Ruby for Women, and I would like to include a link and image so that our readers can visit you to find the recipe. Take a peek when you have a minute at www.rubyforwomen.ning.com The July issue will be posted on Monday, July 2, 2012. I will be sure to give credit for the idea and the image directly back here to you! Thanks, Nina @ Ruby for Women

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  30. This is stirring up a storm on Pinterest!

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  31. What do you use to make the holes?

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  32. What do you use to make the holes?

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  33. I LOVE this Easter project! Who wouldn't love to come home from their Easter Egg Hunt to popsicle Easter Eggs?

    I featured it on my blog in my Weekly Inspiration: Easter Projects post. I'd love for you to stop by and take a look if you have a moment.

    http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/weekly-inspiration-easter-projects/

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

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  34. LOVE THIS FOR MY GREAT GRANDS !!!!!

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  35. what's the thumbtack for?

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  36. Easy and adorable!

    I'd love to have you link this to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up at 7:00 on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. As I was painstakingly filling the eggs with the little funnel by 13 year old daughter said, "Hey, mom why don't you fill the bottom first and then close the egg and funnel the top."

    I must say she is brilliant! LOL

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  38. Alma Gonzalez & Patti: I used a thumbtack to poke a hole (2-3 times in roughly the same spot) in the plastic egg then used the lollipop stick and shoved it through those thumbtack holes.

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  39. I found that using a candy "melting/decorating" squeeze bottle, like Wilton's, made the filling part super easy and mess free. Way easier than using a funnel! You can find those squeeze bottles at Michael's or Walmart.

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  40. disappointed :-( I already had a ton of eggs so I bought some juice to try this and all of my eggs had holes in both ends :-( maybe I'll try to pickup some from dollar store or just wait for next easter....thanks for posting though - very creative!

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  41. I just tried this, hope it works out! My eggs had holes in them (I'm in Canada), but I just taped them with clear tape that I'll take off when I'm ready to serve. My son is so excited to try these, thanks for the great idea!!

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  42. I have never seen these before, and I absolutely love the idea! I can't wait to try this with my kids!

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