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Easter chocolate seems to float around endlessly after the Bank Holiday, with piles of Easter egg boxes filling up the cupboards. Every year we go overboard because chocolate is just so delicious, right? But if you find yourself asking what to do with all the leftover Easter eggs this year, why not try using the chocolate to make other desserts or treats? Get the kids involved in bringing some of these chocolate recipes to life.

Spoons at the ready – these leftover Easter chocolate recipes are incredibly moreish.

Leftover Chocolate

Rice Crispy cakes, the leftover chocolate staple

An old favourite! Melt your leftover chocolate and mix in a bowl with cereal. We think this works best with puffed rice or cornflakes. Keep adding cereal until you’ve used all of your leftover Easter chocolate and coated all the crispy pieces. Try adding raisins or other dried fruit to the mix to add a chewy touch. Then, place in cupcake cases and top with leftover mini eggs or sweets. Sprinkle with icing sugar and leave to set.

This leftover Easter egg recipe is simple and great fun for the kids to get their hands sticky with! Top tip: To set them quicker, pop them in the fridge for a few hours!

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

Leftover Easter egg fondue recipe

We love this chocolate dessert recipe, because it’s so interactive and keeps the kids quiet (but don’t tell them we said that…). For a fun fondue, melt your leftover chocolate in a bowl or serve in smaller individual pots. Dip various food pieces into the melted leftover Easter eggs using cocktail sticks or forks. To make a pretty swirl, pop a white chocolate button on the top of the melted chocolate and swirl around gently with your fork or a cocktail stick.

Try dipping:

  • Strawberries, bananas, seedless grapes and apples (fresh or frozen)
  • Marshmallows, biscuits and cookies
  • Popcorn (for the ultimate movie night)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Ice cream lollies
Chocolate Recipes

Fruity chocolate lollies

This leftover Easter chocolate recipe is a great way to get some fruit into the kids and is sure to keep them happy. Chop apples or wash whole strawberries and skewer on a lolly stick. Cover the fruit in melted leftover Easter eggs, keep upright and leave to set.

Top tip: to make your lollies even more yummy, try rolling them in crushed nuts, biscuit pieces or sprinkles while the leftover Easter egg chocolate is still wet.

Easter Egg Recipes

Chocolate cake

Perhaps the most decadent leftover Easter egg recipe, this simple chocolate cake or delicious baked brownies make a great addition to a perfect afternoon tea.

You’ll need:

  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Leftover Easter eggs (for the topping)
  • 1 tin of evaporated milk (for the topping)

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, flour and eggs using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. Add the baking powder and vanilla extract and bake as normal before melting your leftover Easter eggs. Mix with the evaporated milk, then pop in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until your cake is cool and the mixture is partially set, but still spreadable. Slice the cake in half and add a layer of your leftover chocolate mixture in the middle. Place the top half back on and spread over the top of the cake too. Finish with berries and sprinkles and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

Leftover Easter chocolate milkshake

By far our favourite of the leftover Easter egg dessert recipes, the chocolate milkshake is a delicious classic. Melt down your leftover Easter chocolate and blend with three large scoops of vanilla or chocolate soft-serve ice cream. Add a splash of milk and a squirt of chocolate syrup, before quickly whizzing in the blender again.

Drizzle chocolate syrup down the inside walls of your glass before pouring in your milkshake. Top with squirty cream, sprinkles and some juicy chopped fruit. Add a flourish with a biscuit on top and add a straw (or spoon). Serve these leftover Easter chocolate milkshakes to lots of little delighted faces and enjoy!

If you’re serving these treats to your children, then be sure to tell them these recipes were made with their leftover Easter chocolate – they may even keep some aside for some leftover chocolate recipes next year too!

Got a sweet tooth? For all the bits and bobs to make these leftover Easter chocolate recipes, visit your local SPAR and make your chocolatey dreams come true. And that’s not all we have to share… Sign up to our E-newsletter for more seasonal updates, recipes and competitions.