Easter Deviled Eggs: a fun, festive appetizer recipe for Easter

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Looking for a kid-friendly appetizer to serve with your Easter meal this year? Try making Easter deviled eggs. These fun tasty deviled eggs are made up to look like chicks and have the same mouthwatering flavor as classic deviled eggs.

By carefully cutting the hard-boiled egg white to resemble a cracked eggshell and piling the filling high, you can decorate the filling with a face so the deviled eggs look like baby chickens. Kids love this easy appetizer.

You can customize the yolk filling however you like, the same way you might if you were making regular deviled eggs. If you really want to jazz things up, you can even use food coloring to dye the hard-boiled egg whites for an irresistible Easter dish everyone will love!

Deviled Egg Chick Ingredients

To make these delicious Easter deviled eggs, you'll need plenty of eggs. For best results, use the freshest eggs you can find. Fresh eggs peel more easily and won't fall apart as easily when you're cutting them.

To make the filling, you'll need some salt, vinegar, mustard, and mayonnaise to add to the egg yolks. You can mix in additional ingredients if you like – we've listed some tasty extra below.

To make the face on the egg chicks, use black peppercorns and pieces of carrot cut into small triangles to resemble a beak.

How to Make Easter Deviled Eggs

If you've ever made deviled eggs before, making deviled egg chicks will be a breeze. It's fast, easy, and a perfect, festive kid-friendly way to use up any hard-boiled eggs in your fridge.

Making the Hard-boiled Eggs

If you don't have any hard-boiled eggs and are making them from scratch, start by placing your eggs in a large pot filled with salted water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the eggs for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pot, and place them in a bowl with ice.

How to Peel Hard-boiled Eggs

To peel the eggs, gently crack them to break the shell. Remove the shell, then rinse the eggs, if necessary. Next, it's time to cut the egg whites in a v-shape in order to resemble a hatched egg. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Slice off a thin layer of the egg white from the bottom of each egg. This will make them flat so they can stand up.

Making the Filling

Gently take out the egg yolks. Place them in a food processor or bowl with mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Combine until smooth, then scoop the filling into a piping bag.

Assembling the Deviled Egg Chicks 

Pipe the yolk mixture into the eggs. Make sure to fill the whites high enough to leave space to make a face. Gently place the top of the egg white on each egg. Lightly press two peppercorns and two pieces of carrot into the filling of each egg to make a face. You can also make the chicks' feet.

Can You Make Easter Deviled Eggs Ahead of Time?

Of course! The best way to make deviled egg chicks ahead of time is to cut the egg whites and prepare the filling. Keep the two separate until it's time to serve them. They can be prepared up to two days in advance. Assemble the chicks, then serve.

Can You Make Dyed Deviled Eggs?

Dye your deviled eggs for an ultra-festive, fun Easter appetizer. Make sure to use food-safe dyes or food coloring.

To make dyed Easter deviled eggs, peel the hard-boiled eggs, then cut them in half length-wise. Arrange several bowls and fill each with ½ cup of water. Add several drops of food coloring and 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each bowl, then stir to combine. Place the egg whites into the bowls. For rich, vibrant colors, leave the whites in the bowl for longer periods of time.

Tips for Making Easter Deviled Eggs

It's strongly recommended to use a piping bag for filling the deviled eggs. It's the easiest option and is virtually mess-free.

You can also use a piece of aluminum foil to cut out the v-shapes. A straw bent in half to form a v-shape will also work.

Mix additional ingredients into your filling like paprika, smoked paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, or hot sauce.

How to Store Deviled Egg Chicks 

Place your deviled egg chicks in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 2 days.

Can You Freeze Easter Deviled Eggs?

Unfortunately, you can't freeze deviled eggs. Freezing the eggs ruins the texture and flavor. Hard-boiled egg whites are particularly bad when frozen, so it's best to make enough deviled eggs for your party, then make sure you eat them within a few days so nothing goes to waste.

60 g (1/3 cup)
10 ml (1 tsp)
5 g (1 tsp)
salt and pepper to taste
for decorating
black peppercorns


Place room-temperature eggs into a pot of boiling water and cook for about 12-14 minutes until hard-boiled.

Chill eggs in a bowl with ice-cold water.

Peel the eggs.

Cut off a piece of egg white from the bottom of the egg so they are flat. Carefully slice off the upper ⅓, leaving the yolk whole. Gently remove the yolk. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Place the egg yolks in a bowl with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and salt. Combine until smooth, then transfer the filling to a piping bag.

Pipe the yolk mixture into the eggs, filling high enough to leave space to make a face.

Gently place the top of the egg white on each egg. Carefully press two peppercorns and two pieces of carrot into the filling of each egg to make a face. Use two small pieces of carrot for making the chicks' feet.

Serve and enjoy!


You can use regular or low-fat mayonnaise for this recipe.

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