4 Delicious Treats To Make With Leftover Easter Chocolate
If you’ve received one too many chocolate eggs this Easter and are now sick of the sight of them lingering around in your kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here are 4 very simple, no bake treat recipes to help you use up all of that excess chocolate goodness.
1. Chocolate Covered Marshmallows.
Melt some Easter Egg chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot (but not boiling) water. Stir continuously until all the chocolate is smooth and runny. Take off the heat and using skewer, fork or the point of a knife, dip the marshmallows into the chocolate giving it a good coating. Add anything you like to make it look a bit more fancy. I used, gold confetti sprinkles, sugar and porridge oats. Leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Real Hot Chocolate.
There’s something very comforting about a mug of hot chocolate and it’s never better than when it’s made with real chocolate. To make mine, I added three heaped table spoons of ground chocolate (a quick blitz in the blender does the trick) to a large mug. Microwave for one minute stirring half way through. You may need a little longer depending on your microwave but only add 10 seconds each time until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Slowly add milk a few ml at a time to the melted chocolate, stirring continuously until your mug is full. Heat in the microwave until your desired temperature. Top with marshmallows and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Enjoy.
3. Chocolate Cupcake Covering.
Store bought cupcakes are perfect for a quick treat or it works just as well with home baked cakes large or small. Simply melt the chocolate in bowl over a pan of hot (not boiling) water until melted and smooth. Using a teaspoon, cover the tops of your cupcakes with the chocolate and decorate to your taste. I used porridge oats, mini eggs, galaxy golden eggs, sugar & shredded wheat.
4. Chocolate Breakfast Nests
Ok, so they’re not technically a breakfast option (at least not a healthy one) but they are made with three different cereals. I used shredded wheat, porridge oats & Frosties but you can use whatever you have. Add them to a bowl and crunch up and mix together. Melt the chocolate as above and add to your cereal mix, stir through until everything is coated in chocolate. Add to some Cupcake cases to set and add your decorations. Leave to harden in the fridge for 30 minutes.
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