Easter chocolate seems to float around endlessly after the Bank Holiday. If you find yourself asking what to do with all the leftover Easter eggs, why not try using the chocolate to make other desserts or treats? Get the kids involved in bringing some of these chocolate dessert recipes to life.

Spoons at the ready…

  1. Rice crispy cakes

An old favourite, melt your 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 the 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 paper cupcake cases and top with leftover mini eggs or sweets. Sprinkle with icing sugar and leave to set.

Top tip: To set them quicker, pop them in the fridge for a few hours!

  1. Fondue

We love this chocolate dessert recipe, because it’s so interactive and keeps the kids quiet. For a fun fondue, melt your 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 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

 

  1. 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 chocolate is still wet.

  1. Chocolate cake

Follow this simple chocolate cake recipe and use up your leftover Easter chocolate, or bake brownies to 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 electronic 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 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.

  1. Chocolate milkshake

By far our favourite of the Easter egg desserts, the chocolate milkshake is a delicious classic. Melt down your leftover Easter eggs 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 to lots of little delighted faces and enjoy!

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.