Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ways to Use Leftover Easter Chocolate
Leftover chocolate goes great on ice cream or added to brownies, but I really hadn't thought of the full extent of possibilities. Chelsea Dillon-Miller at the EncinitasPatch did, and she has 10 Recipes for Leftover Easter Chocolate READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE. Here's my take on her chocolate-y article--a few changes and additions. Feel free to add your own leftover chocolate ideas!
Ice Cream: Have some left over chocolate flavored with caramel or nuts? Chop it up and sprinkle on ice cream. Add berries and whipped cream for a great sundae.
Milk Shake: Use any chopped chocolate with two scoops of ice cream and some milk. Blend!
S'Mores: Well they're a natural with Peeps, especially the chocolate covered ones.. but in a pinch add some chocolate bunny and a peep, toast over the fire and sandwich between two graham crackers and you're good to go!
Trail Mix: Well, duh... chop up the chocolate and add some dried fruit and nuts. I think a chopped up chocolate coconut egg would be great to add, too! Put in a small baggie and go for a hike!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Instead of dipping (unless you have a lot of chocolate), drizzle some melted chocolate over fresh strawberries.
Chocolate Fondue: see my fondue recipes. The bunny has never tasted so good... Retro treat with Retro Chocolate.
Hot Chocolate: Melt some chocolate and then heat with milk until it's just right. Add some whipped cream!
Brownies: I always add some extra chopped chocolate to my brownies, so why not some chocolate eggs? Chop and fold into the batter.
Pancakes: Bake up a batch of pancakes and drop some chocolate in (do it toward the end or the chocolate will scorch) or melt some chocolate and use in place of syrup.
Cookies: Do I really need to tell you how to do this? Chop and Drop in your favorite batter!
Cupcakes: Any way you'd use other chocolate-- or use an apple corer and fill the centers.
Rice Krispies Treats: Melt the chocolate then stir in Rice Krispies. Spread on a tray. Put in Refrigerator. Cut.
Any other ideas for left-over Easter Chocolate?