Easter has come and gone, waistbands have likely been loosened and we’ve probably all consumed a rather large amount of chocolate!
If you’ve managed to keep some form of self-restraint this past weekend then you’ve probably amassed a number of tasty treats.
Below are a few of our favourite Easter recipes to put those leftover chocolate eggs to good use, and help make a dent in your stash.
Hot chocolate milkshakes – Creamy shakes which taste even better after an Easter stroll
Ingredients – 200g plain chocolate
600ml full fat milk
- Break the plain chocolate into cubes and put into a pan with the milk. Gently heat until the chocolate melts, then bring to the almost boil, whisking regularly until smooth. This can be made ahead of time and stored for up to two days, simply reheat in the microwave and top with marshmallows and whipped cream. Yum!
Chocolate cornflake nests – An oldie but a goodie. These little nests are a treat enjoyed by everyone
Ingredients – 200g milk chocolate
2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
- Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the cornflakes and stir well to combine.
- Spoon the chocolate cornflakes into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.
Chocolate all gone?!? If you experienced a moment of madness and finished all your chocolate in one sitting, why not pop to your local shop and pick up some of the discounted Easter-themed chocolate. There are always great offers on just after Easter weekend!
Once the Easter egg hunts are over, what can be done with all those hard-boiled eggs? Well, you’ll be glad to hear the hardest part is already done – the boiling. So why not try out the tasty below to make the most of your leftover eggs.
Bacon Ranch Devilled Eggs – The perfect appetiser for Easter
Ingredients – 6 eggs hard boiled
3 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. ranch dressing
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp white vinegar
Salt & pepper
- Gently peel the eggs and cut each in half, length-wise. Remove the yolks and place them in a medium bowl. Place the egg white halves on a large plate.
- Mash the yolks with a fork until there are no big lumps. Add mayo, ranch dressing, mustard and white wine vinegar and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix together until creamy. Stir in 2 tablespoons of bacon pieces.
- Fill each of the egg white halves with about a teaspoon and a half of the filling. Top with crumbled bacon.
If you now have several smashed eggshells on top of your counter, you could make great use of them around your household! They can be finely crushed to help clear your drains. And they also acts as a great fertiliser when mixed into soil.
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