This green eggs and ham recipe is a fun twist for a tasty dessert treat or party favors perfect for Dr. Seuss Day or week, Read Across America, Dr. Seuss birthday party theme, or other fun Dr. Seuss activities for kids!
Are green eggs and ham real?
Green eggs and ham is not a real dish. It was actually made up by Dr. Seuss for the book. However, people have taken the fun idea and made it into a real recipe. In fact, it is said that Dr. Seuss’s alma mater, Dartmouth College, serves green eggs and ham periodically to freshman.
How do you make real green eggs and ham?
You can make green eggs and ham by dyeing your eggs (hard boiled) with green food coloring and serving regular ham on the side.
Let’s get to our Dr. Seuss activities!
Green Eggs and Ham Recipe paired with the Book by Dr. Seuss
We paired our recipe up with what else? The Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss book!
Green Eggs and Ham Summary
In case you are unfamiliar, the book takes us through the story of Sam-I-Am, who is trying to convince his friend to try the weird green eggs and ham.
(Because he does not like them, Sam I Am.)
It is, of course, written in that typical fun and wacky Dr. Seuss rhyming style.
(You can also watch the green eggs and ham movie!)
What are the 50 words in green eggs and ham?
Dr. Seuss wrote the Green Eggs and Ham poem on a bet: write a book with only 50 words for $50. The 50 words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
Green Eggs and Ham Recipe
(Green Eggs and Ham Chocolates Treats)
We had so much fun with our Dr. Seuss green eggs and ham treats!
We came up with “green eggs” using chocolate melts in green and white.
(They are vanilla, or white chocolate flavored).
Sure, we could’ve added some green food coloring to scrambled eggs and have been done with it.
However, I wanted to created something that you could easily make as a quick treat after reading the book, or something that was simple even if you were making 50 of them for a Seuss-themed birthday party or Dr. Seuss Day celebrations.
And, this is what I came up with!
You’ll be shocked how easy they are … and they are super cute!
(Plus, they’re yummy! You’ll never tell Sam I Am that you “do not like green eggs and ham!” after this!)
We used our non-stick baking mat for this and the chocolate pulled up really easy once it cooled!
Also, we often use our mini crockpot for projects like this. It’s relatively safe and the chocolate stays melted while you work it (no matter how slowly you go, which can be super S L O W sometimes with kids).
- 12-Ounce Wilton White Candy Melts
- 12-Ounce Wilton Green Candy Melts
- Place the package of white candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 1 minute.
- Remove chocolate from microwave and stir. Heat for 30 seconds more, if needed, and stir until completely melted and creamy.
- Spoon melted white chocolate onto wax paper or non-stick baking mat. Spread around in fun pattern to make it look like over-easy cooked egg white.
- Place green candy melt into “egg white” chocolate. (Dont press down too much!) Also, don’t just put them in the middles. Egg yolks are sometimes off to the side, so get creative with it.
- Let chocolate sit for 10-15 minutes until hard.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.