Easter. Photo Credit: taz +belly (Flickr)

Easter. Photo Credit: taz +belly (Flickr)

Gone into Easter egg overload? We feel ya. It would be a shame for all that chocolate that the Easter bunny brought to go to waste though wouldn’t it? Well The Circular has some ideas of what to do with all that chocolatey goodness. Here are four recipe ideas for how you can use up all your leftover Easter chocolate, the eggs and the accompanying sweets. Why not bake some treats for yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbours- whoever you want! Everyone appreciates a good brownie or cupcake don’t they?

 

*Pause for drooling on the keyboard*

 

  1. Leftover Easter Egg Brownies

Brownies are always delicious, and the perfect baked good for using up all that chocolate (because it’s the prime ingredient, duh). The folks at Odlum’s have a simple brownie recipe that is suitable for all levels of baking abilities and is fool proof. They can then be modified if you so wish by drizzling chocolate or adding Cadburys Mini Eggs on top.

The recipe can be found here

Brownies. Photo Credit: jespahjoy (Flickr.com)

Brownies. Photo Credit: jespahjoy (Flickr.com)

 

  1. Chocolate Crème Egg Cake

A chocolate Crème Egg cake is a decadent desert that can be enjoyed by all. It’s a great choice because it requires chocolate and Crème Eggs. Crème Eggs are in stores for a limited time only and they disappear quickly after Easter so here’s your chance to get your Crème Egg fix! This recipe by Catherine Leydon is great, and despite what you might imagine, it’s not difficult to make. So go on, what are you waiting for?

The recipe can be found here

Creme Egg Chocolate Cake. Photo Credit: Odums.ie

Creme Egg Chocolate Cake. Photo Credit: Odums.ie

 

  1. Chocolate Easter Nests

These are like the classic Rice Krispie bun, except with an Easter twist. They’re quick and easy to make, you only need three ingredients, and they make for a perfect study snack (tried and tested, ahem).  So melt that Easter egg, throw in some Shredded Wheat (or Cornflakes and Rice Krispies work well too), and then place a few Mini Eggs on top. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Find the recipe here

Chocolate Easter Nests. Photo Credit: safetypinheart (Flickr.com)

Chocolate Easter Nests. Photo Credit: safetypinheart (Flickr.com)

 

  1. Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kirstie at the Hijacked by Twins food blog has a delicious recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and in it she is using all her leftover chocolate. She totally gets it! Kirstie gives the basic cookie recipe on her blog, but you have free reign over how much or how little chocolate you choose to put in. Your cookie may have different flavours also depending on if you opted for a Galaxy Easter Egg or Milky Bar. Whatever takes your fancy, go for it? Here is a chance to be creative!

Find the recipe here

Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo Credit: Helena Jacoba (flickr.com)

Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo Credit: Helena Jacoba (flickr.com)

 

  1. Double Chocolate Pancakes

Pancake Tuesday may be long gone but pancakes are a year-round breakfast, lunch and dinner option. Pancake recipes have been modified a lot as of late, particularly the healthy variety. Well, I can tell you that these pancakes are not for the health nuts, only the hard-core chocoholics out there. This recipe is from Bakerella and it featured on People.com. I must add that it really is not for the faint of heart! The list of ingredients includes double cream, chocolate and sugar but every once and a while life calls for a meal like this! Give it a try, and why not add some leftover chocolate toppings too.

Find the recipe here

Chocolate Pancakes. Photo Credit: Vernon Chan

Chocolate Pancakes. Photo Credit: Vernon Chan(flickr.com)