Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ways to Use Leftover Easter Chocolate

I was in Walgreen's yesterday and noticed racks of Leftover Chocolate Bunnies and other Chocolate Easter Candy. Lots of chocolate...and Peeps. Everything 50% off. Do you have a lot of leftover chocolate at home?  Maybe not the ears of the bunny, but body parts and decimated eggs? Put them to tasty use!

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?


Mon Sun C. said...

Great ideas! Love it!

Doc Quatermass said...

Guess FB comments don't automatically show up here, so once again: What's Leftover Easter Chocolate??? LOLOL