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blackberry dyed Easter eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Blackberries

Make some gorgeously colored Easter eggs when you soak them in this all natural blackberry dye. It’s easy and a new fun way to mix up your dying fun during the Easter holiday.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Sauce Pan or Pot
  • 1 strainer
  • 1 Fork or Masher

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Blackberries
  • 1 Cup Vinegar
  • 12 Hard Boiled Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Add the water and blackberries to a boiling pot for about 15 minutes before smashing the blackberries.
  • Stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, strain the mixture, and the vinegar to the remaining liquid in a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs to the liquid and let them set in the dye. Move the bowl into the refrigerator and leave eggs in the dye until they reach the color you desire. I left them in the dye for about 8 hours.
  • After your eggs are the color you desire, remove the foam from the top of the dye and gently remove the eggs from the bowl.
  • Place them on paper towels to dry, flipping after a few minutes for the other side to finish drying. Happy Easter!

Notes

  • I have seen a few other recipes call for only 1 tablespoon of vinegar and when we tried that, it didn’t allow the dye to really cling to the eggs. So, it’s imperative that you use enough vinegar in your mixture. However, don’t go over 1 cup or the vinegar could eat at the shell of the egg.
  • We dyed about 12 eggs at once, but you can dye however many you want, you just might have to do it in batches like you would with most dying techniques.
  • I left my eggs in the dye for about 8 hours. You can play with how long you want your eggs in the dye. You will get varying shades of color as you would with any dying technique.
  • This dye won’t produce just one color on the eggs. It turns out to be a gorgeous speckled color of different shades of blues and purples and it’s absolutely stunning.
  • If you want to try another technique, you can use fresh eggs and boil them in the blackberry mixture as you prepare it. You’ll want to up the cook time of the blackberries to about 30 minutes with this method. I haven’t tried this myself, but I’ve heard it works just as well.
Keyword easter, easter egg, eggs, holiday appetizer, holiday treats