This Easter , our Easter Egg hunt was way over-catered. I bought mini caramel filled chocolate Easter Eggs and so did about 10 other parents. After sharing a few bags with parents I still found myself with 5 bags of mini Easter Eggs. So, ‘what’s the problem?’, I hear you ask. Well sure, I can huddle in bed with a good book, a cup of tea and ONE bag of chocolate Easter Eggs but even 5 bags is a stretch for this chocolate loving sweet tooth. So, I asked around the Stuck on You office and we came up with the most fabulous list of 11 Yummy Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs – ever!
Edible Bunny Patch – Isn’t this adorable?! This was created by Bobbi here at Stuck on You. A layer of Vanilla Mousse, then Hazelnut Mousse then Chocolate mousse topped with crumbled leftover Easter Eggs and chocolate biscuits. The carrots are strawberries dipped in coloured leftover white chocolate. Add Malteser Bunnies and dig in that garden!
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Perfect for kids lunchboxes, get the recipe from Taste here and substitute the choc chips for broken up chunks of leftover Easter Eggs.
Hot Chocolate Spoons – Just melt leftover Easter Eggs, pour into little wooden spoons and add nuts, marshmallows or M&Ms. Spoons can then be added to hot milk and stirred for an instant hot chocolate. Image Source: Uit Paulines Keuken
Macadamia, White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins – Smash up those white chocolate bunnies into nice chunky pieces and bake them with raspberries in a muffin! More lunchbox goodness. Get a delicious recipe from Taste here.
Soft Centred Easter Egg Puddings – I LOVE this delicious dessert. Make a chocolate pudding and press a caramel filled Easter Egg into the centre. Get the recipe from Taste here.
Rocky Road – Who doesn’t LOVE Rocky Road? Just melt any leftover Easter Eggs in a saucepan over low heat and place ingredients on a tray lined with baking paper – I like raspberry lollies, plain biscuit chunks, roasted almonds, marshmallows and even a few mini Easter Eggs. Pour the melted chocolate over the top and refrigerate. Image Source: Taste Rocky Road Slice.
Choc Dipped Anzac Biscuits – Give your Anzac Biscuits a new twist by dipping half in melted Easter Eggs – easy! Image Source: Taste.
Ice Cream Topping – Smash up your extra Easter Eggs and keep them in an airtight container to serve on top of ice cream sundaes or put the chocolate chunks in a bowl and dip in your ice cream cones.
Chocolate Ganache – Melt the leftover chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Add equal parts of cream and heat over gentled heat as you stir. Use to ice cupcakes, chocolate cake, muffins, brownies or pour over ice cream and top with crushed nuts.
No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Squares – No baking and only 5 ingredients means the kids can handle this one. Get the recipe from the fabulous blog Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Chocolate Fondue – In my house, fondue has never gone out of style. Melt chocolate in the microwave or a small saucepan on the stove over low heat. Dip marshmallows, strawberries or fruit skewers.