One of the great things for children at Easter is the amount of chocolate that they get from friends and family. Last year the number of chocolate eggs that Top Ender and Big Boy got was overwhelming and so it was no surprise that come July we were still eating it... in fact by the middle of July I got rather sick of it and so decided that we should use the chocolate to make something else.
We had a partially eaten bag of chocolate rice cereal and so decided to add that to the melted chocolate, making some rather yummy lunch box treats! This can easily be made with any leftover cereal and is a good way of clearing out your cupboards as adding dried fruit and marshmallows is also a big hit in our house!
or you could make
25g Sugar (whatever you have in!)
5 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
250g of crushed biscuits (or cereal)
100 -175g of dried fruit (depending on how fruit you want it)
Mix everything together, put into a lined tin, pour on the melted chocolate and leave in the fridge for an hour or so.
or you could make
2) Chocolate chip cookies/Brownies/Chocolate Cake
Just make any cookie recipe (Baby Boy's New Years Day Cookies for example) Brownie recipe or Chocolate Cake recipe and add in the chopped up Chocolate instead of the other chocolate in the recipe.
3) Hot Chocolate
This really works best with good quality chocolate, but if you are like me and don't care about the cocoa content and go with what you think tastes nice then use anything! Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water and then over a low heat slowly mix in milk until it is a drinkable consistency. Then drink! I like to grate mine and use in my chocolatiere.
4) Chocolate Sauce
Heat the chocolate until it melts, add a dash of milk (or cream if you are that way inclined) and then dribble over ice-cream, hot cross buns, toast, pancakes or anything else you fancy. Just be careful as it is hot and care should be taken not to burn your erm delicate areas if you dribble it there!
5) Pop Tarts
If you are going to melt up the chocolate why not make some Home Made Pop Tarts? They are a big treat in our house and I must admit using my favourite chocolate inside makes them all the more tasty!
6) Chocolate spoons
7) Muffins with Chocolate melting centres
8) Home Made Chocolate Lipbalm
Seriously. See this Instructable and tell me you don't want to make it.
Heat it up until it melts and then slowly add cream until it is all mixed in. Then dip in what you like!
10) Chocolate mousse
Whip up a pot of Double Cream and add melted chocolate to the mixture, carefully folding it in before allowing it to settle in the fridge for thirty minutes. Sprinkle shavings of chocolate over the top for an extra treat!