Using up Easter chocolate with kids

Kids got given a little more chocolate than you bargained for? Help them make a little dent in their stash with our scrumptious and very shareable leftover Easter chocolate recipes

Batch of Easter egg cookies on a plate
Plying kids with an abundance of shiny Easter eggs is fun, but only if you're not the one who has to deal with the tantrums and tummy troubles later. So if your kids have acquired a mountain of Easter eggs from grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, then you might have a long holiday on your hands. 

When it comes to guarding chocolate, kids are smart. So if you are planning to deplete the store a little, you might need to get creative with your tactics. Here are five of the best Easter recipes for kids using leftover chocolate. 

Easter egg rocky road

Rocky road with mini eggs

No baking required with this super-easy rocky road recipe. Invite little hands to help bash the biscuits and mix together with melted chocolate, marshmallows and chocolate mini eggs. 

Easter egg rocky road

Choc chunk, cashew & cranberry cookies

Cranberry & chocolate cookies on a cooling rack

Break the chocolate monotony with a batch of these chewy biscuits, packed with dried fruit and nuts. Roughly chop any thick pieces of leftover eggs into chocolate chunks, then let the kids mix and roll the dough to their heart's content. Alternatively, use up leftover mini eggs with these Easter egg cookies.

Choc chunk, cashew & cranberry cookies

Mini chocolate cheesecakes

Mini egg chocolate cheesecakes in paper cases

If these mini cheesecakes don't persuade the kids to part with a few precious chocolate shards then you are in serious trouble. This recipe has been written for kids and makes a fun indoor project. After all who doesn't love some enthusiastic biscuit-bashing on a rainy day?

Mini chocolate cheesecakes

Crispy chocolate fridge cake

stack of crispy chocolate fridge cake with mini eggs

Getting children to pool their chocolate into this little creation is double-clever, not only will you make a nice dent in their milk, white chocolate and mini eggs, but they will be so proud of their creation they won't mind slicing it up and sharing it out.

Crispy chocolate fridge cake

Chocolate cornflake cakes

stack of chocolate cornflake cakes

An oldie but a goldie – no one will be able to resist getting stuck into these retro treats, you can also decorate liberally with smaller eggs for a double-chocolate fix. So if you are visiting friends, pass the chocolate problem on by bringing a batch with you. Kids can proudly show off their handy work, and you can feel just as smug at your own sneakier efforts.

Chocolate cornflake cakes

Not even made a dent? Our chocolate baking recipes are full of brownies, fondants and cakes to deplete the very biggest Easter stashes. Plus, keep the kids entertained for the whole holiday with these fun Easter projects for kids.

Have you got any sneaky ways to use up leftover chocolate? We'd love to hear your ideas

 

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mumofisaac
28th Mar, 2016
Lighten up.
copernico149
9th Apr, 2015
I do not need recipes for my 'kids' as I do not have any goats!! However I would like some for my 'children' Please don't follow the trend by using slang language.
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Lisa Stevens
12th Feb, 2018
Hi as anyone got any easy recipes please. I can't cook tbh but mybdsughter who is 11 now keeps asking me to make cakes she can even make pancakes herself now but is live to make one for Valentine's days with her that we can share together with my partner and other 3 children so if anyone has something easy to make that would suit Valentine's day that would be great xx
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goodfoodteam
22nd Feb, 2018
We're sorry we missed your Valentine's request but we hope you find this easy cake recipe collection useful in future: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easy-cake Enjoy!
Gwynnethab
22nd Apr, 2014
Melt leftover chocolate and dip chopped fresh or dried fruit in the chocolate, half coating the fruit. Allow to set in the fridge, perfect little lunchbox treats!