Easter has come and gone. You’ve indulged in great food and great company. You’ve eaten your weights worth of chocolate, and you’ve come home with a car full of EVEN MORE chocolate.
Leftover Easter chocolate. Is there really such a thing? I didn’t think so, until I had kids. Now every Easter, despite our best intentions, we are swamped with chocolate. For reference, my two kids are 4 years and 11 months old. And when it comes to chocolate in our house, its very much a “do as I say, not as I do topic”. Aka, I don’t really want my 4 year old (or 1 year old) eating chocolate every night for the next 6 months.
Before kids my husband and I would be swamped with post Easter chocolate as well, we could ration it out over several months, and eventually by September we’d get to the bottom of the pile.
Now with our annual haul being twice the size, our current tactic is – let the kids gorge themselves over the Easter weekend, but come Easter Monday, that magical chocolate magically disappears.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but I’d prefer it didn’t all magically disappear into my mouth. Some of it, sure! but not ALL.
So with that in mind, here are 33 creative ideas for how to use up Easter eggs and create beautiful dishes for you to share with your friends, family and neighbors – so we can all share the task of getting through the Easter glut.
Easter Mini Egg Fudge
There’s always room for fudge and with this easy 3 ingredient recipe you can have tasty fudge without the hassle. Use mini egg candies or leftover Easter candy for a wonderful chocolatey experience.
Milk Chocolate Truffles
Learn how to make delicious milk chocolate truffles at home. Perfect for using up leftover chocolate.
Mini Egg Cheesecake Cookie Bars
A festive spring or Easter dessert, these Mini Egg Cheesecake Cookie Bars include a Cadbury mini egg filled cookie layer with a cheesecake layer and then topped with more cookie. Colorful, delicious and only 15 minutes to prep!
Caramel Skillet Brownies
Put your leftover Easter candy to good use with these caramel skillet brownies. Bonus points for adding ice cream!
Vanilla Ice Cream with Easter Egg Chocolate
Mix in your leftover Easter candy into homemade vanilla ice cream! The homemade custard ice cream base is made with lots of egg yolks (for creaminess), cream, and milk.
Black Bean Protein Brownies
Black Bean Protein Brownies are incredibly delicious yet a healthier version of a favorite treat! No flour, no white sugar, and extra protein from the black beans, eggs and almonds! Don’t let their healthier ingredients fool you, they are still indulgently tasty! A great way to repurpose chocolate or candy bars too!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chop up and use your leftover Easter chocolate in these classic soft in the middle, crisp on the edges chocolate chip cookies!
Easy Chocolate Fondue
Leftover chocolate from Easter? Make fondue with this simple recipe!
Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Drizzle
These Apple Nachos are going to become your new favorite snack. They’re quick and easy to make— take them to the next level and drizzle in chocolate and peanut butter, or sprinkle with trail mix and your leftover Easter chocolate.
Chocolate Pretzel Bark
Sweet, crunchy, and salty, this Chocolate Pretzel Bark is an easy, no-bake recipe and a great way to use up extra snacks and ingredients that have been sitting in your pantry, too. Crack off a piece as big as your sweet tooth craves- It’s plain addicting!
Use your leftover mini eggs to make Easter Magic Cookie Bars! They rich and gooey bats are a heavenly dessert made with a golden oreo cookie crust, sweetened condensed milk, and layers of shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and mini eggs.
This easy chocolate tiffin recipe is perfect for using up any leftover chocolate eggs. Taking less than 10 minutes to prepare, this no bake slice can be made with any leftover Easter candy.
Hot Chocolate made with Real Chocolate
This homemade Hot Chocolate recipe uses actual chocolate NO powder mixes here! The result is a rich and creamy hot cocoa. Plus, it’s just THREE simple ingredients. You can use any kind of chocolate from milk to semi-sweet to dark chocolate chips to leftover candy!
Sea Salt Chocolate Bark
This easy Dark Chocolate Pretzel Snack Bark with Caramel is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. It is made with dark chocolate, caramel, potato chips, pretzels, walnuts and finished with a bit of coarse sea salt to balance the sweetness.
Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
You can’t go wrong with these Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies – chewy, chocolaty decadence studded with sweet and creamy Cadbury Creme Eggs.
These Peanut Butter Cups are easy to make and only require four simple ingredients. They are rich, chocolatey and filled with peanut butter goodness! Use vegan chocolate and they’ll be Vegan Peanut Buttercups.
Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles
Easy Chocolate Truffles are the best way to use leftover chocolate. Made with only 6 ingredients and easy to make. Use dark chocolate to make this delicious treat and they’ll even be a little bit healthy too.
Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy-ish Chocolate Chip Cookies are great to make with leftover chocolate! Made with whole wheat flour, these soft cookies are delicious and made with wholesome ingredients!
Chocolate covered Strawberries
White Chocolate Covered Strawberries have an impressive presentation. This simple recipe is foolproof and you can mix it up with different toppings. You could even mix it up with different fruit for chocolate-covered fruit.
Gluten Free Cookie Dough Truffles
Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Truffles are a sweet treat that you will always want to have on hand. Just 5 simple ingredients to make this gluten-free edible cookie dough. Roll the truffles in melted chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings!
Use your leftover Easter basket candies to make S’mores with Peeps! Fun in your backyard or on your next camping trip.
Chocolate covered Blueberries
Fresh blueberries are coated in creamy melted chocolate and frozen until the chocolate has hardened. These tasty treats are a bite sized taste of paradise that evryone will enjoy!
Ultimate Creamy Chocolate Martini With Baileys – this creamy chocolate martini is simple yet elegant! It only takes 4 ingredients to make this cocktail: vodka, chocolate liquor, chocolate, and baileys! If you’re looking to impress a date or love chocolate, this is the cocktail for you!
Blondies with Toasted Peacans
Hands down the best blondies with toasted pecans and chocolate chips. These brownies are made with butter and brown sugar that give them a caramelized flavor and appearance.
Leftover Candy Chocolate Trifle
This delicious chocolate trifle is a great way to use up leftover chocolate – from any holiday!
British Chocolate Cornflake Cakes
No-bake British chocolate cornflake cakes are the perfect way to use up leftover Easter egg chocolate! Crunchy, chewy and so delicious cornflake cakes have long been a firm family favorite!
Cookie Dough Sundae
This mini ice cream sundae in an edible cookie dough cup has hidden pieces of candy bars – use vegan chocolate for a truly vegan treat.
Easter Rocky Road is an ideal sweet treat or edible gift. This simple to prepare recipe is a favorite no-bake dessert for chocolate lovers. A delicious dark and milk chocolate base is filled with marshmallows, coconut and Mini Eggs.
Buttery and fluffy vegan chocolate babka with layers of chocolate ganache and a touch of cinnamon. This braided bread uses common pantry ingredients and is a great way to use up leftover Easter chocolate!
Hot Cross Buns
Easy vegan hot cross buns with TWO types of chocolate or even leftover Easter chocolate. These buns are fluffy, will melt in your mouth and better than store-bought!
Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cake
This chocolate orange cake is the perfect holiday dessert topped with delicious marshmallow frosting. It’s the perfect combination of chocolate and citrus!
Easter Egg Stuffed Brownies
Meet the richest, chewiest, most mouthwatering brownies of your life! Who knew adding a Cadbury Easter Egg could create such a mouthwatering masterpiece.
Leftover Easter Egg Refrigerator Cake
Made with left over chocolate this recipe is quick, easy and delicious, It’s perfect for picnics, afternoon teas or just when you need a little treat