Leftover Over Easter Chocolate Baking Ideas!
We’ve all been there, Easter Sunday seems miles away yet there is still tonnes of Easter chocolate left hanging around in the shapes of bunnies and eggs! It can seem as though you will be eating chocolate for the rest of the year (not a bad complaint to have…). If you want to get rid of the Easter chocolate you’ve got hanging around we’ve got some creative ideas. Grab the kids and get baking! Better yet, invite friends or family around for tea and lay out an amazing spread made with your leftover Easter chocolate!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
This could not be a more straightforward recipe, and it will use up a lot of that leftover chocolate depending on how many cookies you feel like baking. You can also freeze homemade cookies for up to 3 months, so if you don’t feel like sharing your creations but won’t eat them all before they go off you can keep them in the freezer!
You can find a tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe here, just replace the chocolate chips required with cut up pieces of Easter chocolate!
Rice Krispie Buns
A classic in most households, the rice krispie bun is a firm favourite. Both tasty and fun to make, the kids will enjoy helping out with this one. And by helping out we mean licking the bowl and spoon! Start by melting down any Easter chocolate you have left around the house, in a bowl over a saucepan of bubbling water. Take extra caution at this stage if little hands are helping out. Once the chocolate is melted, take the bowl off of the heat and place on a towel on a counter. Pour in your Rice Krispies (or Cornflakes if prefer) and stir until completely coated in the melted chocolate. The amount of cereal you use is dependent on how chocolatey you want your buns!
Distribute your mixture into bun cases and allow to cool. You can decorate with sprinkles, crushed Mini Eggs, or if you have any Buttons or other chocolate sweets hanging about!
Chocolate Biscuit Cake/Rocky Road
Depending on if you want to add marshmallows or not you’ll either be making an Easter chocolate biscuit cake or an Easter chocolate Rocky Road - both follow a similar recipe and both taste delicious!
You don’t need a lot for this cake just some digestive biscuits, butter, and lots of chocolate!
Start by crushing up the biscuits, you can do this in a food processor or take the more traditional route of placing them in a ziplock bag and giving them a few whacks of a rolling pin (kids will enjoy this part). Melt your Easter egg chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of bubbling water. Some recipes call for you to add butter to the melting chocolate but that is an optional step. Take the bowl off of the heat and stir in the crushed biscuits. At this stage you can choose to add marshmallows or leave them out. Some people add dried fruit or chunks of chocolate sweets/bars. It really is up to you what you wish to create with this recipe - it’s very versatile! Pour your mixture into a tin and allow to cool. You can also decorate the top with sprinkles or mini eggs, or melt down some white chocolate and drizzle over top!