Three thrifty ways to use up leftover Easter chocolate

Three thrifty ways to use up leftover Easter chocolate

Easter and chocolate go hand in hand, but the weekend presents a great opportunity to do some no-fuss baking with the kids, especially when it uses up their leftover chocolate in the process.

We’ve tried and tested the following recipes to find you the best easy-to-make bakes, which all include a generous amount of chocolate in their ingredients.

Easter Rocky Road

Easter Rocky Road Bites

Ok so three hours later and we're still waiting for ours to set, but the best thing about this recipe is that you don’t really need to weigh many of the ingredients. All that is required is a minimum of 100g of chocolate (feel free to use more if necessary) then add half the amount of butter to chocolate (we’ve listed this as 50g but obviously the more chocolate you use the more butter you will need). 

Basic ingredients:

100g of leftover chocolate

50g of butter

A generous squeeze of Golden Syrup

Extra ingredients:

Crushed biscuits

Dried Fruit

Sweets/Nuts

How to:

  • Melt the basic ingredients over a pan of hot water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water below. Once melted, add your choice of tasty treats from the list of ‘extra ingredients’. Don’t worry about measuring these but do ensure that anything you add is fully coated by the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon the ingredients into cupcake cases and top with mini chocolate eggs, sweets or pretzels.
  • Chill in the fridge for approximately two hours until firm. These should keep fresh in the fridge for up to four days.

 

Chocs-away Cookies

Chocs-away cookies

These melt-in-the-mouth cookies are simply divine, and you can even swap the chocolate eggs for leftover chocolate sweets such as Roses, Quality Streets or Miniature Heroes to add some more flavour. (Just make sure you chop these up first)

Ingredients

100g butter

75g light muscovado sugar

175g plain flour

2tbsp Golden Syrup

2-3 tbsp milk

Leftover chocolate eggs

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 180°c
  • Soften the butter and mix in the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the golden syrup and flour and mix until it starts to come together.
  • Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach a dough consistency.
  • Add as much chocolate as you like.
  • Place some baking paper onto a baking tray and place small balls of dough evenly across the tray, allowing room to spread. Ensure the chocolate pieces are sufficiently covered by dough to prevent spilling out.
  • Bake for 8-12 mins depending on the size of the cookies, remove immediately from the hot tray and allow too cool on a rack.

 

Homemade Chocolate Buttons

Chocolate Party Buttons

Yes, you heard me, what simpler way to use up leftover Easter Chocolate than melting it down and repurposing it as a party present for kids?

Ingredients:

100g chocolate

Sugar sprinkles (e.g. 100’s & 1000’s)

How to:

  • Simply melt down at least 100g of leftover chocolate and then drop dollops of the melted chocolate onto a pre-lined baking sheet. Spread them out into large button shapes using the back of your spoon.
  • Add the sugar sprinkles and allow to set, before packing it up in a mason jar with a hand-tied bow!

If any of these ideas have got you in the mood for making your own tasty treats, don't forget we also do a Make Your Own Pizza Kit, which contains everything you need to make your own delicious Chocolate Pizza at home. 

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