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Ideas for using up leftover Easter eggs

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 25 March 2024

If the Easter bunny was particularly generous this year and you’ve found yourself with a big stash of leftover chocolate, why not transform it into something even more tempting with one of these chocolate-loaded recipes? From cookies and cakes to fondants and mousses, it’ll be a noble end to the last of your Easter eggs.

Fitwaffle’s Easter Egg Chocolate Bark

by Eloise Head

Making your own chocolate bark is one of the best ways to use up a mixture of different leftovers. Marble together different types of chocolate bars or eggs and decorate with the likes of mini eggs and smarties.

Flourless Chocolate and Almond Bundts

Flourless Chocolate and Almond Bundts

by Dom Ramsey

If you received a dark chocolate egg this year, this is the recipe to utterly transform it. These decadent, miniature bundts have a wonderfully fudgey texture and are drizzled with melted chocolate.

Bunny Hug Biscuits Recipe

Bunny Hug Biscuits

by Jessie Marsden-Urquhart

Perfect for using up leftover mini chocolate eggs, these buttery, lemon-flavoured biscuits require only five ingredients to make.

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake

Nadiya’s recipe for Rocky Road Cake is perfect for using up leftover odds and ends of chocolate; it combines both milk and dark chocolate to create a moreish twist on the classic treat, rocky road.

From the book

Fitwaffle’s Chocolate Egg Cheesecake

by Eloise Head

Stuck with a stash of mini chocolate eggs? turn them into a colourful topping for this indulgent vanilla cheesecake by Fitwaffle.

Chocolate Rye Cookies

Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Rye Cookies

Jamie’s super fast and simple chocolate cookies require only 5 ingredients and are ready in under half an hour, making them an easy choice for getting the most out of your leftovers.

Rich Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake

by Peyton & Byrne

An intensely chocolatey, gluten-free bake, this cake from Peyton & Byrne is made with dark chocolate, ground almonds and a pinch of sea salt for a subtle flavour contrast. 

Chilled Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake

Chilled Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake

If you’ve not touched your white chocolate egg because you find it a little too sickly, why not put it to better use in Mary Berry’s Marbled Cheesecake recipe, in which the rich, dark chocolate is the perfect foil for the sweetness of the white chocolate.

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

by Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Eddie Hart, Sam Hart

This luxurious mousse with a ganache topping is a chocoholic’s idea of heaven, and will make light work of even the most sizeable stash of leftover chocolate.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondant

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondant

by DK Publishing

What’s the only way to make chocolate even more delicious? Add peanut butter to it, of course. This fondant recipe boasts a creamy peanut butter middle and is an excellent way to pair these classic ingredients.

Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread

Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread

by Joanne Harris & Fran Warde

Turn those leftovers into something you can enjoy for weeks to come? This delicious home-made spread is the dream if you love Nutella – just smother on toast or drizzle over your porridge for an indulgent breakfast. 

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