Why not give your party a suprise with these dessert eggs!!!! They look and feel like the real thing but the taste is sweet and tropical. Being that Easter is right before April Fools this year I thought I'd give my party an early April Fools treat and have a little fun. So after a few attempts and trial and error I figured out how to make these. It is a Pina Colada Jello with Pinapple Cream Cheese Frosting.
What you need 1-2 plastic or smooth glass egg serving dishes -I bought mine from the dollar tree (If using one split the recipe in half) (you could probably use plastic easter eggs that seperate down the sides but it would be harder to get them out and take more time)
3 Cups Pina Colada Mix
1/2 cup coconut milk & 1/2 cup water (Non alcoholic version) or 1 cup Rum (for the alcoholic version)
1 ounce (4 small envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin
Cake decorating bag and tip
1 package cream cheese
1 box pinapple Jello Mix
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup pinapple mash (I blended mine in blender)
Yellow food coloring
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Step 1: Making Jello Eggs
Prepare your egg dish by spraying it with cooking spray and wiping any extra spray with a paper towel
Mix your 1/2 cup coconut milk with 1/2 cup cold water
Add your gelatin packages to this mix and let it absorb
If doing the alcoholic version then mix your gelatin packages into the 1 cup of rum instead of the coconut milk mixture
Then heat your 3 cups Pina Colada mix to boiling
Then add your cold mixture to the Pina Colada mix and stir until the gelatin is desolved
Then carefully pour the mixture into each egg shape of the dish
Leave in fridge for 3 hours
Step 2: Making Frosting
Heat 1/4 cup water to boiling
Add the package of pinapple jello to this hot water
Stir until all Jello is dissolved (You don't have to do this step if you don't mind your frosting having a sugar-crunchy texture)
Then mash your cream cheese and try to get it as smooth as you can
Then add your pinapple mush to your cream cheese mixture (I just blended canned pinapple in a blender)
Then add the Jello mixture one tablespoon at a time to your cream cheese and pinapple mixture
You want to do this slowly so that your frosting doesn't become too runny
If you made it too runny you can try adding some powder sugar to help thicken it
If your frosting isn't yellow enough, you can add a few drops of food coloring to the get it to the color you desire.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Add your frosting mixture into a cake decorater bag
Then carefully remove your eggs from the "mold"
Then frost each each egg on the thicker end of the egg
Frosting in a circle to make it look real
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