We know some of you might find this hard to believe, but there is such a thing as having too many chocolate eggs at Easter. While there’s no doubting that you’ll get through them eventually, there is only so long you can keep up the habit of eating a full choccie egg for each meal of the day, before being fed up of the sight of those hollow ovoids. Sometimes consuming that chocolate hoard you’ve amassed requires a change in strategy – eggs need to put to good use in other ways, especially if use-by dates are approaching.
With that in mind, here are 19 ways to re-purpose chocolate, without it losing any of the allure that wooed you into buying so much of it in the first place.
Cadbury Creme Egg Cookie Bars
Easter just wouldn’t be the same without Cadbury Creme eggs lying around the house. Unfortunately, when that sickly feeling of eating too much chocolate kicks in, Crème Eggs are typically first fall by the wayside. Luckily, though, House of Yumm has come up with a way to give those little foil-wrapped bites a new lease of life: Crème Egg Cookie Bars!
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Hot Chocolate Milkshake
If you can’t eat chocolate, what’s the next best thing to do? Drink it! With a dollop of vanilla ice cream and an obligatory handful of marshmallows, this hot chocolate milkshake recipe is impossible to resist.
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Easter Egg Caramel Slice
While chocolate eggs are made to be enjoyed at a specific time of year, caramel slices can be enjoyed all year round! These are made with chocolate biscuits, dark chocolate and that all important ingredient – Cadbury Caramel Eggs (other fondant-filled chocolate eggs can also be used. Just so that, you know, there’s enough chocolate in them for you.
Easter Rocky Road
This rocky road is an insanely chocolatey treat that is sure to go down well with family and guests – if you choose to share it. The recipe is no bake and perfect for the kids to join in with.
Hot Cocoa Cookies
A picture says a thousand words. Melt in the mouth stuff from Pip and Ebby.
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Take some salted crackers and some leftover Cadbury eggs, put them together and create your new favourite chocolatey snack. Simple and very addictive!
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Rolo Pretzel Bites
We know it’s a longshot expecting you to have any leftover Rolos after Easter, but on the off chance there are a few, we highly recommend that you knock up a batch of these sweet and salty Rolo Pretzels.
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Easter Candy Mug Cake
This four-ingredient recipe not only allows you to make the most of that leftover Easter chocolate, but puts the mug that your favourite egg came in to good use too! M&Ms, Mini Eggs, Smarties – all mini chocolate bites work well with this cake-in-a-cup.
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Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie
The general idea behind a lollipop is that you suck it until it’s really small and then crush what little of it is remaining with your teeth. Typically they’re robust enough to last you a good 5 to 10 minutes. Try making these lollies last any longer than 10 seconds, we bet you can’t – the chocolate sponge simply won’t allow it!
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Malt-Easter Tray Bake
Creme Egg Loaf Cake
One final way to put those Cadbury Crème Eggs to good use is this chocolate loaf cake – a basic chocolate cake with the almighty payoff of a Creme Egg, strategically positioned throughout the centre. Delicious! Cut the slices thick and enjoy with a hot drink.
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Shredded Wheat with milk is nice. Shredded Wheat with milk chocolate and mini eggs is better.
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Pigs in Mud Cake
Caroline of ‘Caroline Makes…’ was challenged to make a chocolate cake connected with the idea of ‘fame’. The image you see above is the result. A slice of this and you’ll be happy as a...er, pig in mud.
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Easter Egg Tart
A nice chocolate tart goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. This one has the added extra indulgence of being topped with mini chocolate eggs.
Cadbury’s Mini Egg Milkshake
Take a handful of Cadbury Mini Eggs, some milk, whipped cream and two scoops of vanilla ice cream, throw them into a blender and create what might well be the best milkshake you’ve ever had!
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Cadbury Creme Egg & Soldiers
There are some people out there that just get it. They know what’s good and they know how to please us. Alana from Alana Bread is one of the those people. Cadbury Creme Egg and brioche soldiers – ladies and gentleman, breakfast is served.
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One Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate, melted, cooled and served. Using up those left over Easter eggs will never be easier.
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Milky Bar Cheesecake
We’ve neglected white chocolate for too long. It’s not acceptable that those Milky Bar eggs are left to be consumed as they were intended – not when milk chocolate and dark chocolate are enjoying a new lease of life as a milkshake or brownie. White chocolate has to be allowed to go out in style too, and it shall, with this no-bake cheesecake.
We know some of you might find this hard to believe, but there is such a thing as having too many chocolate eggs at Easter. While there’s no doubting that you’ll get through them eventually, there is only so long you can keep up the habit of eating a full choccie egg for each meal of the day, before being fed up of the sight of those hollow ovoids. Sometimes consuming that chocolate hoard you’ve amassed requires a change in strategy – eggs need to put to good use in other ways, especially if use-by dates are approaching. With that in mind, here are 19 ways to re-purpose chocolate, without it losing any of the allure that wooed you into buying so much of it in the first place.