Ideas for Using Up Leftover Easter Chocolate

Ideas for Using Up Leftover Easter Chocolate

Ideas for Using Up Leftover Easter Chocolate

You might be asking yourself: “Leftover chocolate, what’s that?!” I feel like that too – there’s rarely any leftover chocolate in our house… Sometimes you might end up with a bit too much of the good stuff around the holidays though – perhaps grandparents and other relatives are all buying your kids more Easter eggs than they should consume over Easter and you’ve ended up with more chocolate than planned in the house.

After the celebrations, the excessive amount of eggs are taking up lots of precious cupboard space – most of them are hollow after all so not the best kind of chocolate for keeping your kitchen cupboard space optimised…

If you’re looking for some ideas for using up leftover Easter chocolate eggs that is not just simply eating them, you have come to the right place. Let’s look at some tasty ways to use Easter chocolate and enjoy it in a new format.

Ideas for Using Up Leftover Easter Chocolate Mini Eggs

  • Easter Chocolate Bark

One of the easiest things you can do is to make chocolate bark. Simply melt some plain chocolate (bars or Easter eggs), pour out onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and decorate with any leftover Easter sweets or more Easter chocolates, such as mini eggs, Malteser bunnies, or whatever else you have lying around. What’s great about this is that you can use anything you have leftover, even if it’s in small quantities, and mix and match all kinds of things. It’s also a fun and creative Easter activity for children to do. If you have a mix of plain chocolate (milk, dark, white) to use for the base, then you can swirl them together to make a nice marbled design too.

  • Easter Rocky Road

Rocky Road is another treat that lends itself perfectly for using up leftover bits of chocolate. Follow your favourite Rocky Road recipe as usual, but replace some of the regular fillings with Easter treats. It’s a great way to use up lots of Easter chocolates in one go.

  • Easter Tray Bakes

Tray bakes are another easy way to use up Easter chocolate. Mini Egg Blondies, anyone? Simply make a batch of blondie or brownie batter, mix in roughly crushed up Easter eggs and bake as usual. Once cool, top with a frosting/icing/buttercream/cheesecake style layer or some melted chocolate and decorate with any other Easter chocolates that you want to use up. Flapjacks also work great for this.

Ideas for Using Up Leftover Easter Chocolate

  • Easter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Once you have found the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can pretty much swap the chocolate chips for any type of chocolate, including leftover Easter chocolate that you can crush into smaller chunks. The result is sure to be delicious! Plus, what’s great about cookies is that they freeze well so you can make the cookies now and enjoy them at a later date. You can even freeze the cookies before baking them if you want to be able to enjoy them freshly baked in the future. Simply follow your cookie recipe until you get to the stage where you need to roll the cookie dough into balls. Once you have formed the cookie dough balls, place them on some parchment and freeze them. Once they are frozen, pop them in a bag or a container together and store in the freezer for another day.

  • Easter Hot Chocolate + Other Drinks

If you’d prefer to drink your chocolate, you can use any smooth Easter chocolate to make an indulgent hot chocolate. Melt your chocolate in some milk in a saucepan on the hob, stirring or whisking as they combine. Serve in a nice mug with whipped cream and any other bits of leftover chocolate as decorations. If you are a grown-up, you can add some Baileys too.

If you have some chocolate Easter bunnies left over, you can make some impressive Easter Bunny Milkshakes to enjoy.

  • Easy Easter Choc Ice Cream

Or, for a frozen treat, make some Easter chocolate ice cream. You can make your own no-churn ice cream from condensed milk and double cream that you whisk together with an electric hand mixer until fluffy and thick. Fold in any crushed up Easter chocolates for a delicious treat that you can enjoy at a later date. Transfer into a container with a lid an pop in the freezer.

Leftover Easter chocolate is not a problem at all – there are so many fun and tasty recipes to choose from that will help you use up any leftover chocolate in new ways if you don’t fancy eating your Easter chocolate as it is.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *