Eggs, bunnies, or any other amusing form . . . Easter chocolate is loved by all! If you have lots of leftover chocolate, know that there are a ton of delicious ways to make sure it doesn’t go to waste. Discover our delicious suggestions on how to recycle this year’s Easter treats!
One of the most delicious ways to use up your chocolate is to turn it into a mouth-watering fondue! Whether traditional or reinvented, fondue is easy and quick to prepare. We recommend cutting your chocolate into small chunks or grating it beforehand. There exist various ways of melting your chocolate, but one of the simplest it to melt it with a small knob of butter in a double boiler. Or heat some cream over low heat then slowly pour it over the chocolate.
To enjoy a classic fondue, simply melt your chocolate, pour it into a fondue pot, and set it over a lit tealight candle to avoid the chocolate from hardening as it cools.
You can also arrange a selection of fruit on parchment paper and drizzle the melted chocolate over top.
Add a decadent touch to your fondue by incorporating a small drizzle of spirits, such as rum, cognac, or coffee liqueur.
You can also use your leftover Easter chocolate to make decadent desserts. Most chocolate cake recipes call for cacao powder, but you can just as easily add pieces of chocolate to your dry ingredients for an even more gourmet result! Then frost your cake with a yummy chocolate icing . . . it’s so simple to make! Simply bring cream and corn syrup to a boil, then pour over chopped chocolate. Stir until thoroughly combined. Let cool in the fridge for approximately 45 minutes, or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.
Try making your cake with dark chocolate if you have some on hand; you’ll really get to savour the complex chocolate flavours.
Pudding is one of our favourite recipes to make with leftover Easter chocolate. This delicious treat is light enough that you won’t feel guilty eating it! To make the perfect pudding, whisk together ¼ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of cornstarch, and two cups of milk. Pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Continue to let boil until mixture thickens. Add a handful of chocolate to the mixture and stir until thoroughly melted. Remove from heat and let chill in the fridge a few hours prior to serving.
Chill your pudding in small Mason jars for cute, individual portions.
How to store your chocolate
Chocolate can keep for up to a year if stored in a cool, dry space, away from sources of light. Avoid storing it in the fridge, as the cold can alter its flavour.
There exists a multitude of ways to use your leftover Easter chocolate . . . think succulent brownies, mousses, and spreads. A variety of delicious dishes to choose from and enjoy!