Sugar Coated Easter Eggs

Posted on 29 March 2013

Let your kid's create fun and easy sparkly Easter Eggs with edible decorations!  We found this idea on Imperial Sugar and immediately thought it sounded like a unique idea and a fun projects kids of all ages would enjoy! Mr. Easter Bunny is sure to love these sugary coated eggs and kids will have so much fun finding their own creative eggs in the morning!  

Sugar Coated Easter Eggs Recipe

  • Colored sugar  (See recipe below)
  • Variety of large and small sprinkles
  • Royal Icing (See recipe below)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Hard boiled eggs
  1. Hard boil eggs and let cool. If refrigerated, let cool to room temperature before decorating.
  2. Depending on preference, you can either dye your hard boiled eggs with a store-bought kit or decorate them on their plain white shell.
  3. Spread newspaper or wax paper down over decorating area for easier clean-up.
  4. Using your brush, paint dots, stripes or zig zags with royal icing then sprinkle on or roll wet area in colored sugar, sprinkles, or both. Get creative! Just be sure to do one color at a time so the different colors of sugar don’t mix.
  5. Tip: Royal icing dries fast so paint a small area then put on the colored sugar immediately to be sure it will stick!
  6. Refrigerate after decorating and until ready to eat.

Colored Sugar Recipe



  • Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Food coloring
  1. Pour your set amount of sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly and carefully, add food coloring to the sugar, one drop at a time.
  3. Rub the food coloring into the sugar with your hands until all sugar evenly colored. Add more dye as needed. If the color is too dark, add more sugar and rub the color into it.
  4. If you plan to store your sugar, be sure to let it dry by spreading it out on parchment or wax paper.
  5. Use for decorating your sweets – or for a fun alternative for sweetening your favorite beverages.
Fun Ideas for Using Your Colored Sugars:
  • Line the rim of lemonade glasses (or martini glasses).
  • Sprinkle sugar on white-chocolate covered strawberries (or any treat dipped in white or dark chocolate – pretzels, sandwich cookies, dried fruits, cake balls, truffles).
  • Sprinkle on cupcakes, cakes, sugar cookies, ice cream or yogurt.
  • Liven up your pancakes and waffles by adding sugar as your final touch.
  • Knead it into your homemade playdough for some added color.
  • Package in a glass jar for a gift or decoration for Mother’s Day or as a Teacher’s Appreciation gift.

Royal Icing Recipe

Royal_Icing Prep time :
10 minutes
INGREDIENTS Dried Egg White Version Raw Egg White Version:                                            

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