Easter weekend is over, *sob* For the majority of households, this means you’ll have some area of your house holding an abundance of unopened easter eggs. You can either nibble them throughout the months of April and May until all that chocolate has gone, or you can get your bake on and use it all up in some truly delicious sweet treats. I’ve listed some of my favourite chocolate recipe’s below.
1: Chocolate chip cookies. The absolute best chocolate chip cookie recipe around! Not only can they be kept as one long cookie roll in the freezer ready to slice of what you need, when you fancy a freshly baked cookie. But they are so simple, and the end result is a gooey in the middle treat.
2: Chocolate cheesecake brownies. These are insanely good, so much so my brother in law requested a tray instead of a birthday cake last month. Beware, if you’re on a diet there’s about 8,000 calories per bite… if like me, you don’t care, then they’re completely worth the effort.
3: Boston cream cupcakes. One of my favourite desserts. I’m not big on cupcakes, I mean all those fancy ones are lovely to look at, but I don’t like buttercream, icing or marzipan. These are simple vanilla cupcakes, the middle filled with the creamiest creme patisserie (which is not as hard to make as you may think) and dipped in melted chocolate. A mouthful of heaven in every single bite.
4: Hazelnut & chocolate shortbread sandwich. Melt in the mouth hazelnut shortbread, with a thick layer of chocolate in-between. I don’t really think I need to say much more. Easy to make, delicious to eat.
5: Raspberry & white chocolate loaf cake. When my two were little, every easter we’d get a ton of white chocolate eggs given to them, now obviously, I was never going to feed my 10 month old eight white chocolate eggs over a weekend, so more often than not I’d just end up eating them. If this sounds very much like you, I urge you to give this recipe a try. Its always been a massive hit whenever i’ve baked it. Also, it has fruit in, so y’know… balanced.
6: The worlds BEST hot chocolate. Hot chocolate isn’t just for winter – although have you seen it out there this week, thank you very much storm Katie. Settle down after a long cold day with one of these bad boys, true luxury in a mug.
7: Double chocolate millionaires shortcake. This recipe does take a little effort, but it is completely worth it, bottom layer of butter shortbread, topped with a fudge like homemade caramel, finished off with a thick layer of double chocolate. Its definitely a little fancy, but certainly a good way to use up those easter eggs.
There’s a ton more recipe’s out there, My Pinterest Food board has a million other chocolate recipes, but I thought I’d give you a few of my tried and tested faves. Do let me know if you decide to have a go, I’d love to see your photo’s.
Hope you all had a lovely easter!
The little woman pretends.