It happens every year. No matter how hard you try, the week after Easter there’s always a mountain of chocolate.
So to help you make a dent in, what seems like the never ending supply that you and your little ones have accumulated, we’ve rounded up some chocolatey recipes to give your leftover eggs a new lease of life.
After all, chocolate would be a terrible thing to waste!
The best thing about chocolate is that it's so versatile. It tastes great by itself, even better in a dessert and oh-so-heavenly when it's melted. If you've been given any dark chocolate this Easter, make sure you use it for this recipe. Simply melt it down with some cream and Grand Marnier liqueur or orange juice, and get dipping!
Easy chocolate fudge
Who doesn’t love a squishy square of chocolatey fudge? And despite what you might think, you don’t have to be a master chocolatier to make it either.
Rocky road squares are a delicious way to use up both chocolate and any biscuits are that starting to go stale. We’ve made ours gluten-free, but feel free to experiment with your own favourite biscuits, dried fruits and nuts to personalise the treats.
Homemade hot chocolate
There’s nothing quite like hiding indoors from the April showers with the radiator on and a mug of hot chocolate. This recipe takes just 10 minutes to whip up a batch of luxurious homemade hot cocoa. Experiment with dark, milk or white chocolate to make it extra special.
Chocolate and pistachio cookies
Chewy cookies just aren’t the same without big chunks of melty chocolate, and these triple chocolate dipped cookies are positively oozing with the stuff! Try replacing the pistachios with your own choice of nuts — chopped almonds, pecans or peanuts would all work perfectly.
Got a stash of leftover Smarties? If so, this treat is the one for you. This fun monster jazzies recipe is a triple treat of Rice Krispie cakes topped with melted white chocolate and Mini Smarties.
Chocolate orange cake
After something a bit more grown up? This rich and luxurious chocolate orange cake is packed with melted chocolate, fresh orange zest and ground almonds to keep it moist and add texture. You’d never think there were leftover Easter eggs lurking inside!
These melt-in-the-mouth truffles are a rich and decadent way to upcycle that hoard of Easter chocolate. Add a splash of Drambuie, Tia Maria or brandy for an extra kick, or leave it out to keep them kid-friendly.
Feeling inspired to create these chocolate masterpieces? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store.