Easter can seem like a bit of a blur— from dying eggs to the actual egg hunt, to introducing your kids to the Easter bunny, and searching for the perfect things to put in their Easter baskets. When the actual day is over, though you're probably curled up on the couch in a pile of exhaustion, there are still a few things you need to deal with. Like what exactly you're going to do with all those pastel colored eggs your kids brought in by the dozens. You're probably wondering how long you can keep your Easter eggs for without them spoiling and making your entire house smell less than pleasant.
As long as you bought real eggs (and not the fake, plastic kind which can last for, well, forever) and hard boiled them, those colorful little guys should be safe to eat for a week after you cooked them. According to an article by The Food Network, hard boiling an egg removes the protective layer around the shell, allowing for bacteria to more easily enter the egg. It's important to not let your eggs sit at room temperature for longer than two hours after cooking them and to make sure to consume them within one week.
Luckily, there are a multitude of tasty dishes you can make with left over hard boiled eggs, so don't let them go to waste. If you're looking for a little inspiration, here are TK recipes that'll make your Easter eggs the star long after the bunny has hopped away.