The Easter Bunny always delivers a ridiculous amount of chocolate that we actually don’t want our kids to eat – why do we do it to ourselves?!?! I’m sure like most people, we are left with an abundance of chocolates after Easter and not really sure what to do with them. Here are three ways to use up some of those left over Easter eggs that are lying around the house:
1. Chocolate, Oat and Banana Cookies
This is possibly the easiest thing you will ever make. All you need is a bowl, your left over Easter eggs and of course an oven!
1 cup rolled oats
2 over ripe bananas mashed with a fork
1/4 cup chopped chocolate
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large bowl mix the oats, banana, chocolate and cinnamon.
Lay 1 sheet of baking paper out onto an over tray.
Roll into desired cookie sie, roughly 1 teaspoon. Place on baking tay and cook for 10 minutes.
That’s it, they are ready to devour!!
2. Chocolate Ice -cream
Use up your leftover Easter eggs to create the most divine ice-cream you will ever taste. This is honestly so easy, no ice-cream maker required. Melt down the eggs, whip up your cream and condensed milk, whack it in the freezer and hey presto, a creamy, smooth ice-cream so delicious you will never want store bought ice-cream ever again!
For the Ice Cream
500ml of pouring cream
1 x 397g can condensed milk
For the Chocolate
100g leftover Easter eggs, broken into small pieces
50ml pouring cream
Pour 500ml cream into a clean mixing bowl and with electric beaters whisk till the cream forms soft peaks. Add condensed milk and whisk till combined.
For the chocolate, pour 50ml cream into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then remove from the heat, tip in the chocolate and stir to melt. Set aside to cool.
Fold the chocolate through the cream and condensed milk.
Pour mixture into a plastic container or an ice block mould to create individual ice-creams. Place in the freezer for at least 5 hours then it’s ready to serve.
3. Chocolate Dip and Fruit
If the kids are going to eat chocolate, may as well try and slip in some fruit while they are at it. Melt down leftover Easter eggs to create a chocolate dip, chop up some fruit and give the kids a bamboo skewer so they can dip their fruit in their delicious Easter chocolates!
100g of leftover Easter eggs, broken into small pieces
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
Place the chocolate in a microwave proof bowl. Pop it into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Place back in the microwave and repeat until the chocolate starts to melt. Add 1 tablespoon of cream and stir until the chocolate is smooth. Add more cream if you need to create a smooth, thick chocolate dip.
Pour the chocolate dip into a small bowl. Cut up the fruit, arrange on a plate with the chocolate dip in the middle and serve with bamboo sticks.