9 ways with leftover Easter Eggs

By Hannah Lewry, 16 March 2018

Have an abundance of Easter eggs in your house? Clear up the clutter with these easy ways with excess chocolate –
if that’s even a thing.

Crushed Easter egg popcorn

This is the ultimate way to pimp up your popcorn on movie night! I love the contrast between the salted caramel and the sweet chocolate eggs. It’s best to add the crushed chocolate eggs when the popcorn is still hot to encourage the chocolate to melt and coat the popcorn.

Try: Chocolate caramel popcorn

Easter egg hot cross buns

I like to melt Easter eggs instead of normal chocolate over these hot cross buns, it’s a great way to get the whole family involved.

Try: Cranberry-and-orange hot cross buns with milk chocolate drizzle

Millionaire’s shortbread and Easter egg pancakes

The best way to start Easter Sunday morning (after conquering your Easter egg hunt, of course!) will be with these amazing pancakes. Adapt by crushing the Easter eggs into the batter or serving on the pancakes.

Try: Millionaire's shortbread pancakes

Showstopping Easter egg cake

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.

View the recipe here

The best ever Easter egg s’mores

A fantastic way to end a family braai or late lunch with the kids, try making s’mores in the microwave. Place a chocolate-coated marshmallow Easter egg between two Marie or Tennis biscuits and microwave for 15–20 seconds until the marshmallow begins to melt. Let it cool slightly before eating.

Try: S'mores with Nutella

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.

Try: Chocolate bark

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.

Try: Toasted coconut marshmallow 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.

Try: Fluffy banana churros with chocolate sauce

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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