How to recycle your Easter eggs

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 12, 2012

Don’t for a minute think we mean throwing away your chocolate. Instead, we’ve found some of the best ways to turn your Easter eggs into new and interesting dishes.

These recipes are from some of the lovely blogs Interflora follows and there’s everything from simple ideas to make with the kids to the complex and gourmet that would be best suited to a dinner party.

Cranberry and chocolate muffins

This recipe calls for 150g of dark chocolate but would work just as well if you had some other type of chocolate left over from Easter. It’s a very simple recipe and you can find it over at Nelly’s Cupcakes.

Easter chicks

This is such a simple and clever recipe. It would be brilliant to do with the kids after Easter – although some of these chocolate chicks look too cute to eat! For step-by-step instructions visit A Mummy Too.

Chocolate fondue

This is another fantastic way to get the family together for plenty of fun. You don’t need a fondue pot to make chocolate fondue, as Kavey Eats demonstrates. Her fondue is made from pieces of Toblerone with a splash of Tia Maria.

Intense chocolate brownies

This uses all sorts of chocolate and is the perfect recipe if you have a surplus of dark and milk chocolate. These brownies look gooey and indulgent, the perfect post-Easter treat. Head to Fold in the Flour for the recipe.

Chocolate banana French toast

If you want your breakfast to be rife with chocolate then take a look at I Heart Katie Cakes for this recipe. The blog post suggests you eat it out in the sunshine with a pot of tea. Perfect.

Easter Tiffin

If you are short on time but want to use up caramel eggs, creme eggs, mini eggs and biscuits then this fridge cake is perfect. It requires no baking in the oven. It might be a little hard to resist as it sits in the fridge to set, though. Take a look at Emma’s Kitchen Diary for the full recipe.

Vanilla honeycomb cheesecake

This probably does take as much work as you’d think but, as you can see, the results are worth it. This gourmet cheesecake is certain to impress friends or family. Or, of course, you can make a few from your Easter leftovers and keep the cheesecake for yourself. You can find the recipe at Cakeboule.

Chocolate fudge cake

If you want to get your chocolate fix from a cake then this is the way to do it. It’s a great cake to make with kids and any left over mini eggs, chocolate buttons or chunks of larger Easter eggs can be used to decorate the top! Head over to The Crazy Kitchen for the recipe.

Do you have an Easter recipe you’d like to share with us? Or perhaps you have plans for your Easter eggs, other than eating them straight out of the wrapper, of course. Let us know in the comments.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily (@amummytoo) 15 Apr 2012 at 6:28 pm

Thanks very much for including our chicks in your roundup – some great ideas in there 🙂

Jean Webster 18 Apr 2012 at 9:59 am

Brilliant photos of great recipes.
Will book mark the site straight away and then make a chocolate cake for tea!

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