Making edible crafts and fun foods is one of my favorite ways to get creative. So, I was thrilled when I was asked to participate in the with Avocados From Mexico “Spring for Amazing Avocados” campaign (and was sent a fun avocado prize pack which you’ll have a chance to win at the end too). The goal? Create a unique twist for this one-of-a-kind fruit! I thought about doing a little St. Patrick’s project with it or some sort of DIY facial/hair-care treatment. But, I just couldn’t get over how these yummy avocados are shaped just like eggs. So, why not avocado Easter eggs?! Fun, right?! These yummy “eggs” are not only a unique twist on using the avocado (they use everything except the seed), but are a unique twist on my favorite avocado dish–guacamole! Mmmmmmm! To make your own delicious avocado Easter eggs (chock full of nutrients, providing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals per one ounce serving), you’ll need to start with a few Hass avocados just like you’re starting to make guacamole. Normally, I’m not very careful with the skin when taking the fruit out. But, you want the skin intact for your “Easter egg” serving bowls! So, carefully scoop out the fruit with a spoon. You can use any guacamole recipe you like. I just used my quick 5-minute recipe. Once you’ve whipped up your guacamole, spoon it back into the avocado skins. Due to a little taste testing and the space the seeds take up, I ended up with only enough filling for 5 of the 6 bowls (I filled the bowls until the guacamole was just level with the edges). Once you’re avocado skin bowls are filled, then the extra fun part begins–decorating your “eggs”! All you need is your favorite sour cream and some food coloring! In separate bowls, just add a few spoonfuls of sour cream & a bit of food coloring until you have your desired colors. I went with pink, blue, and yellow. You can do as many colors as you’d like!
Place your colored sour cream in separate piping bags or just snack baggies with the corner cut off. Then, decorate your avocado eggs–just like frosting a cake! 🙂
I went with combinations of straight lines, wavy lines, and polka dots! The colors were perfect for Easter and complimented the avocado green well!
The boys loved telling me what each egg should have! And, the benefit? They each at an entire “egg”! I made guacamole the other night, but they didn’t want it. Turn it into their very own Easter egg and they gobbled it right up!! 🙂
I love the way they turned out. Something fun & different, cute & delicious! It’s a win-win in my book!
Now, how would you like to win your very own Avocados from Mexico prize pack to get creative with?
One lucky Mom Endeavors reader will win an Avocados from Mexico prize pack (retail value $50), featuring a copy of Chef Roberto Santibañez’ cookbook, Truly Mexican; an “I Love Avocado” t-shirt; a time-saving avocado slicer; and a $10 gift card to an area retailer where Avocados from Mexico are sold.
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Disclosure: This is sponsored post for The Amazing Avocado and One to One Network. The project idea, opinions, and experiences are entirely my own.
Great idea!!! Very creative!
Thanks, Kim! 🙂
How creative!! Makes me wanna try it!
My favorite thing to make with avocados is guacamole mixed with pico de gallo.
OH my gosh. Such a great idea to color the sour cream. How creative.
Those are super cute! I love good ole’ guac!
guacamole of course!
What a fun idea! We love making guacamole but the boys don’t usually eat it. I will have to try this!!
Thanks, Karen! Hope they like it! I was amazed at how much different the boys were with eating this since they had a hand in selecting the colors and then getting to pick “their egg”.
Yum! What a tasty and healthy craft/snack idea. My kids would have a blast making these.
I love creating burritos or rice and bean bowls with our avocados!
Love guac and also loved feeding it to my soon when he began eating solids.
Yes! Avocado is one of our favorite “first foods” around here too! 🙂
Ohhh, I love avocado. Yummy and what an adorable idea! I have to bring a dish to my grandmothers home for Easter, might have to give this a try!
I love this idea! Yummy!
I’ve never made anything but guac with it, so I guess that’s my fave!
I actually love adding avocados to our smoothies! They add a nice creamy texture and lots of good nutrition!
I haven’t done that yet! Really need to try that! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!
Guacamole is my favorite thing BUT I just started doing hair and face masks with them. It is actually pretty awesome and my hair has never been so soft 🙂
This is such an original and pretty craft! And I love that it’s edible and healthy too!
Thanks, Laura! We had such fun with this!! 🙂
I love to make guacamole!
I like to eat avocados on just about everything but mostly all by themselves.
This is probably my favorite Easter project yet. What a great idea. I am pinning!
Visiting from Dukes and Duchesses Project Inspired.
Awww, Kennedy, thanks! What a compliment!
I love avocados on almost anything… but this is sure a cute way to serve them! 🙂
What a great idea for Easter! Super cute! I LOVE toasted avocado sandwiches!
So cute and colorful!
This is so cute!
I enjoy putting avocados in a salad… yummy!!
Love avocados!! This is so clever I bet my kids would be more likely to eat guacamole if it looked like this.:)
Very creative idea!!
I think I know what I’m making for Easter brunch.
Avocado Mango Salsa !
I love guacamole
Being an AZ native guacamole for sure! However we do love to make an asian sweet potato avacado salad!
Guacamole for my husband. His favorite is chipotle so I have an immitation recipe.
How cute it looks! What a great idea!
Absolutely brilliant!!! Too bad I found it a day after Easter.
Thanks, Blair! Bummer you found after Easter! Hopefully you can save for next year! 😉
I especially love avocado on salads and sandwiches.
I love avocados! I like them plain, in guacamole, in rice, even in tuna salad. I want to add one to a green smoothie to see how that will taste. Thanks for the chance to win the avocados and goodies!