Four genius ways to use up leftover Easter egg chocolate now bank holiday is over

By Staff

Your snack cupboard can quickly fill up with Easter egg chocolate over the bank holiday, and while many might say there’s no such thing as too much choccie, there are other ways to use them up without you getting bored

Those with a lot of constraint will no doubt have leftover Easter egg chocolate this week.

While some people can’t help but eat a whole Easter egg if it’s put in front of them, others like to save it for a rainy day. That being said, it can get boring to eat egg after egg of plain chocolate. Every year, Brits were estimated to spend a whopping £50m on chocolate eggs this this Easter – so there will no doubt be a few that struggle to finish it all.

As delicious as chocolate is, you might find yourself with more chocolate than you’re able to eat. If that’s you, why not try to repurpose the choccie into another delicious form?

Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with a chocolate Easter egg – but there’s only so much you can eat before it goes bad. Luckily, there are plenty of ways genius to use up your leftover eggs.

Easter Egg dip

TikTok content creator Liz Nicolaou has shared a dreamy way of using up leftover Easter egg chocolate, and it’s so simple.

She explained: “I have named this ‘Leftover Easter Egg Dump Dip’,” and went on to explain that all you do is “dump” all your leftover choccies into a baking dish.

She then topped the whole thing with marshmallows, and baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes at about 130C. Liz then uses a wafer to dip into the gooey mixture, but you could use anything you’d like.

Bake a cake

What better way to use your chocolate than to make it into a cake? Try making a decadent chocolate cake that you can share with your family.

BBC Good Food has plenty of recipes that are perfect for leftover Easter eggs. Try to mare a simple but delicious traybake, for example this one from BBC Good Food. Or you could try to make an Easter egg rocky road, also by BBC Good Food.

Make a fondue

Fondues are a great way of using up any leftover chocolate without it being boring. Simply melt all the chocolate together, and then dip your favourite things in it.

Make it a bit healthier by dipping fruit like strawberries and bananas, or indulge with marshmallows.

Give them away

If you really can’t face any more chocolate, the best thing you can do is give them away to someone you might appreciate them more. Try your staffroom at work, or your children could gift them to their favourite teacher. Or even better, find your nearest food bank and donate them.

Do you have any leftover Easter egg chocolate? Let us know in the comment section below.

A version of this story was first published on April 12 2023.

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