Easter Egg Surprise

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Texas Aggie Mom

I haven't tried this yet, but I can't wait to see if it works! Write secret messages on hard cooked eggs - messages that appear only when the egg is shelled and ready to eat. You put the design on the eggs BEFORE they are cooked.

Top Review by Chef Valbowski

DO NOT TRY. No offense, but this simply did not work one iota. Too bad. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind not to tell the kids about my experiment.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 eggs, raw (or as many as you want to use)
  • 1 ounce alum
  • 12 pint vinegar


  1. Dissolve the alum in the vinegar.
  2. Use a small paint brush to write messages or draw designs on the egg shells.
  3. Let the solution dry thoroughly.
  4. Boil the eggs as you usually would.
  5. ***There will be no trace of writing on the shell when the eggs are served, but inside on the hard-cooked egg white, the writing or design will appear bright and clear.

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