5 ways to use up leftover Easter treats

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5 ways to use up leftover Easter treats

It’s so unfair how the older you get, the less chocolate the Easter bunny seems to leave for you to find around the house or garden! Gone are the days of having too much chocolate to know what to do with, but just in case you or your kids have any leftovers, Hannah Lewry shares some fun ways to use up leftover Easter treats.

Chocolate bark
Melt your leftover bunnies and eggs in a bowl in the microwave, then spread over a silpad or the back of a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. While the chocolate is still ‘wet’, sprinkle over your favourite things like mini marshmallows, crushed nuts and silver balls. Once set, carefully crack off into shards and serve with dessert or as a sweet snack.

Chocolate cake decorations
Use them to decorate a dessert which you can give to friends by stacking leftover eggs and bunnies atop a Woolworths frozen triple chocolate mousse cake for the ultimate end-of-Easter show-stopping dessert.

Hot chocolate
Add one of your many dark Lindor bunnies to a glass of warm milk. Stir the milk with the bunny and watch it slowly disappear into your milk for instant hot chocolate.

Easter chocolate sauce
Add any of your chocolatey eggs into a saucepan over a low heat and melt, then slowly pour in a little bit of cream at a time until the sauce thickens nicely, to make a ganache. You should use about 200 g chocolate and 1 ½ cups cream. Spread over hot cross buns or use as icing for cupcakes or doughnuts.

Easter egg bowls
These are great as a little post-Easter surprise. Carefully cut your hollow easter egg – big or small – in half lengthways using the tip of a warm knife (you could do the same with hollow chocolate bunnies). Whip cream and spoon into the cavity of the chocolates, top with fresh berries and crushed ginger biscuits for a quick and quirky dessert.

Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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