How long can you keep your boiled Easter eggs? Don’t forget to store the eggs in a refrigerator where they are good for up to one week. If left unrefrigerated for more than two hours, harmful bacteria can develop and cause food poisoning. For Easter egg hunts, consider purchasing an extra dozen eggs; one for coloring, boiling, and storing in the refrigerator and the other for using in the Easter egg hunt.
At the supermarket, purchase eggs that are refrigerated and have a “sell by” date on the carton. Eggs should be used within three weeks of the “sell by” date.
Tip: For easy-to-peel boiled eggs, bring the eggs to a soft boil in water and let boil for 8 minutes. Afterward, run cold water into the boiling pot and add ice to make the water very cold. Peel the eggs right away and you will find them very easy to peel!