Leftover Easter Chocolate Recipes


Are you looking for some leftover Easter chocolate recipes? So you spoiled the kids this Easter and so you have a surplus of chocolate in the house. Well, if you’re like me then you don’t want the kids just eating chocolate until they’re ill. With a little creativity and some on-hand ingredients you can make that leftover chocolate live a better life in some baking.

It’s a sad moment when you realize you just can’t eat anymore Easter chocolate. Don’t let it get you down, there’s still plenty of ways to use up your (or your children’s) leftover Easter treats. Whether you’re a lover of dark, milk or white chocolate, there’s a recipe here to give a new lease on life to all of the leftover loot from the Easter bunny.

What child doesn’t love some muffins, cookies or sweet bread with chocolate added in? Mine sure do. If your family loves to eat homemade baking as much as mine does, and you have that abundant leftover Easter chocolate staring at you, then go ahead and make one of these recipes using the chocolate from Easter and giving it a second chance to be loved.

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My family loves chocolate chip cookies and my chocolate chip cookie recipe works great with chopped chocolate instead of chocolate chips. If you are using chocolate that has bits of candy already in it, then that’s a bonus for the family in my opinion.

2. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you are looking for something not quite a sugary as a chocolate chip cookie then I suggest trying my Banana chocolate chip muffins. They’re quick and easy and quite the crowd pleaser. Just make sure to chop your chocolate into pieces similar size (or a bit bigger) to a chocolate chip and they will turn out perfectly.

Easter Chocolate Recipes

3. Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Another baked goodie that I love to make with leftover chocolate is my banana bread. Just add about 1/2 cup chopped chocolate to the batter just before baking and bake as the recipe states for a chocolatey banana bread that everyone will enjoy. Use whatever kind of chocolate you have, dark, milk or white, or even combine them for a special surprise.

Leftover Easter Chocolate Recipes

4. Homemade Brownies

Just about any recipe you can think of that requires adding chocolate chips or using chocolate chips can be used when trying to use up the leftover chocolate you have. One of my most indulgent and best loved recipes is my brownie recipe. These are rich and chocolatey brownies, and although I suggest following the recipe exactly as written (using unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder) you can absolutely add some chopped chocolate bits to the batter just before baking for an extra gooey surprise. I am not kidding one bit when I say these are the best brownies I have ever tasted or made. I have tried many brownie recipes over the years and this one is THE one I go back to over and over again.

Leftover Easter Chocolate Recipes

5. White Chocolate Bark

If someone in your household is a fan of white chocolate and you have leftovers then I suggest making a bark. Its simple and you can add whatever toppings you happen to have on hand. Dried fruit pairs really well with white chocolate. I have a great recipe for white chocolate cranberry and pistachio bark, if you have some or all of the ingredients on hand, give it a go!

Leftover Easter Chocolate Recipes

6. 7 Layer Bars

If you’re a fan of bars then by all means use up the leftover Easter chocolate in your favorite bar recipe. One of my absolute favorites is my 7-layer bars, also known as Magic cookie bars. Traditionally made with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, you can substitute one or both for some of your leftover chocolate!

Leftover Easter Chocolate Recipes

7. Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse recipe from The Kitchn is a go-to recipe for me. It is one that is super easy and will make perfect use of the leftover chocolate abundance.

There really is no end to what you can make with leftover chocolate…just use your imagination. You could make a chocolate mousse, chocolate flan, chocolate pudding…the list goes on and on.

Easter Chocolate Recipes

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