If you were lucky enough to be treated with lots and lots of Easter eggs this year, then you may find that you’ve got quite a few left over (unless you have already gobbled them all up!)
One of the best things about Easter eggs, is that you can use them to create all sorts of delicious treats! There are so many different things you can make, and tons ways to use your leftover chocolate, chunks, grated, melted chocolate; the possibilities really are endless!
We’ve been on an Easter egg recipe hunt to find you the yummiest, easiest treats to make with your leftover chocolate, give them a go!
Chocolate Nests with Mini Eggs
These little treats are perfect for extending your Easter holiday, and giving your leftover eggs a fabulous new use! These little chocolate egg baskets are really easy to make, and taste delicious! Why not give them a go?
All you will need:
- 225g/8oz of Easter Egg, melted
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 50g/2oz butter
- 75g/3oz cornflakes/rice crispies
- a packet of mini eggs
- You can start making your little chocolate nests by lining a 12-hole cake tin with paper cases
- Have an adult help you melt your easter egg, golden syrup and butter into a bowl, either in the microwave or over a bowl of hot water, then stir the mixture until smooth
- At this point you can start stirring in your corn flakes or rice crispies, whichever you prefer! Make sure that they are completely coated in yummy chocolate!
- Now it’s time to divide the mixture between the paper cases! You can press as many chocolate eggs as you want in your nest into the centre, then simply leave to chill in the fridge for an hour.
Creme Egg Brownies
This gooey, delicious, chocolate recipe is the perfect way to use up the last of your crème eggs! I don’t know about you, but my tummy is already rumbling!
All you’ll need:
- 6 Creme eggs, cut in half
- 275g golden caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 40g cocoa powder
- 85g plain flour
- 185g dark chocolate (you could use leftover dark chocolate eggs if you have any!)
- 185g unsalted butter
- Let’s start off by asking an adult to pre-heat the oven to 160c and grease a 20cm square baking tin
- Melt the butter and dark chocolate together, you can either do this in the microwave or in a bowl over hot water
- Break 3 large eggs into a large bowl and tip in the 275g of golden caster sugar, you can then whisk in the eggs and sugar until they are thick and creamy! This can take a few minutes, so be very patient!
- It’s time to pour in that cooled chocolate mixture over your gorgeous mousse mixture, you have to gently fold it together! If you’re finding this a little bit difficult, just ask an adult to show you how it’s done.
- Hold a sieve over the bowl of egg and chocolate mixture and sift the cocoa and flour mixture before gently folding in!
- Pour into the baking tin and then ask an adult to pop in the oven for 15 minutes
- When this time is up, have an adult take the mix back out the oven and very carefully press your crème egg halves into the mix, putting back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
- Be sure to leave in the tin to cool before cutting, and ta-da! Some delicious crème egg brownies!
Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies
You will need:
- 150g softened butter
- ½ cup caster sugar
- ½ brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup plain flour
- ¾ self raising flour
- 1 cup of smashed up Easter egg
- Place the sugar into a big old bowl! At this point, you need to melt your butter and pour it over the sugar, make sure you stir it really well!
- Get ready to use your fingers! It’s time to roll your mixture into balls and place them 3-4cm apart on trays, pressing down ever so slightly
- Ask an grown-up to pop into the oven and leave to bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and smelling delicious!
- Remove from oven, cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
What do you think of these recipes? Maybe you have your own secret recipe for leftover Easter eggs, you don’t have to tell us, but we’d still love to see you photographs! Take a snap and post onto our Facebook page or tweet us @twitter. Come back tomorrow for our frightfully fun #AtoZChallenge post!