Name: Dinosaur Eggs
Inspired by: Jurassic Park
Serving Size: 6 eggs
Secret Ingredient: Tonic water (to make eggs glow)
"Oh my God. Do you know what this is? This is a dinosaur egg. The dinosaurs are breeding." - Dr. Alan Grant
We were inspired to make these because of the green Jell-O scene in the original Jurassic Park. They're a little messy to actually eat, but cracking them open to find a prize is a fun activity for kids - and they glow in the dark!
Making the Dinosaur Eggs
You will need:
- 1 or more packages Jell-O (more flavors means more egg colors)
- 1 1/2 cup cold water per package
- 1/2 cup tonic water per package (makes the eggs glow under a black light)
- 6 eggs
- 6 edible dinosaurs or similar treats to hide inside each egg
- Using a sharp knife or your fingers, break off the top of each egg and pour its contents into a bowl. (You can use the raw egg for another recipe or store it in the fridge for later.
- Wash the inside of each eggshell thoroughly, and set on paper towels to dry.
- Empty the contents of 1 Jell-O package into a large heat-safe bowl.
- Boil 1 cup of the water.
- Pour the boiling water into the bowl, and mix until the powder has dissolved.
- Stir in tonic water and remaining cold water, and set aside.
- Repeat for remaining Jell-O packages.
- Place a tiny edible dinosaur (or a similar treat) inside each eggshell.
- Using a spoon, fill each egg with Jell-O mixture.
- Set filled eggs in an egg carton and place in the fridge to harden.
- Once Jell-O has become firm (at least 1 hour), carefully crack open eggs for a Jurassic surprise!