One of the most popular Easter traditions is baking, with households whipping up sweet and savory delights in honor of the occasion. However, once the festivities are over, many of us are left with an abundance of leftover eggs.
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to make the most of your surplus eggs. So, dust off your apron, grab your mixing bowls, and let’s get baking!
Chocolate loaf cake
Don’t let its simplicity take away from its goodness. Although relatively easy to make, the chocolate loaf cake is a delicious dessert that everyone will love. More importantly, you can make it out of melted chocolate Easter eggs! Take it to the next level with a side of roasted pears and vanilla custard.
Easter egg slice
This is a must-try recipe. The combination of the crunchy base and decadent chocolate is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, and the versatility of the recipe makes it a great option for those with dietary restrictions. So, gather up those Easter eggs and get ready to whip up a dessert that’s sure to impress.
Easter egg brownie
This is an easy bite-sized snack that anyone can make out of leftover Easter eggs. You can use any kind of chocolate (dark or white) for this, but we recommend using dark chocolate if possible because it has more health benefits than regular cocoa powder.
This recipe is perfect for baking with leftover caramel Easter eggs. This flavour of brownies is best topped with dark chocolate and sweetened flaked almonds. You can make them small or large and with as many layers as you like!
Easter egg truffles
This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to make use of your leftover Easter eggs. All you need is some melted chocolate, butter, heavy whipping cream, and some candy molds. You can top these off with finely chopped nuts or candy decorations, if you want.
The chocolate muffin recipe is a classic household dessert, and is also a great way to make use of those leftover Easter eggs. Mix a batter of cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and chocolate ice-cream to create the ultimate chocolate muffin. This is best served with a handful of fresh raspberries to balance out the sweetness.
Chocolate mug cake
A microwave mug cake is perfect when you want a quick tasty treat with minimal effort. It’s super simple and only takes two minutes in the microwave. Just mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder (if you like), milk or water, and melted chocolate Easter eggs until it forms a thick batter. Pop in the microwave for 90 seconds and enjoy warm.
Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes
These little nests are easy to make, fun for kids to decorate, and delicious! Melt some chocolate in the microwave and pour it into a cupcake pan. Silicone cupcake molds are easy to clean, but you can also use paper liners if you prefer. Once the chocolate is firm (this will take about 5 minutes), add some candy Easter eggs on top. Let your kids decorate them however they like!
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate-chip biscuits are a great on-the-go snack for any time of day. Simply cut pieces of your leftover Easter eggs and mix them in dough, and pop the dough in the oven. Store them in an airtight container after cooking and cooling.
Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert that can be topped with many different flavours. You can make your own, or use store-bought whipped cream. You can add those leftover Easter eggs to the top of your Pavlova for decoration!
Salted chocolate sour cream cheesecake
If you want to be more adventurous, try making a salted chocolate sour cream cheesecake. Simply combine your melted chocolate Easter eggs with cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pour it into an oven-proof dish. Add some chocolate chips on top if you like, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
No churn chocolate sundae
A delicious chocolate sundae will do wonders for a person’s sweet tooth. Simply mix melted chocolate Easter eggs, condensed milk, cocoa, and heavy whipping cream. Pop it in the fridge and you’re golden.
If you can’t get enough of strawberries, this will be a great use of all those leftover Easter eggs. Simply melt chocolate Easter eggs into a sweet dipping sauce you can eat fresh fruit with. You can use any kind of chocolate with this recipe, and they’ll work just as well!
Chocolate hot cross buns
This is another great way to use up your leftover Easter eggs. Simply mix together melted chocolate and coconut flakes with butter, vanilla extract, and sugar. Roll into balls and bake in the oven until golden brown. You can also cut off the top of your bun and spread some butter on it (or even peanut butter). Then, add whatever filling you’d like: chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, jelly or jam!
Chocolate peanut butter fudge
If you have some leftover Easter candy and a craving for peanut butter, this recipe is perfect. Simply melt the chocolate and peanut butter together in a microwave or on the stove. Stir in sugar until it’s all combined, then pour into a pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for an hour or so, then cut into squares! You can also add some crushed up cookies or nuts if you want some crunch.
Chocolate hazelnut mousse cake
Repurpose your leftover Easter eggs to create a dessert that is both elegant and delicious. The combination of chocolate and hazelnut is a classic pairing that is sure to delight, and the mousse-like texture of the filling adds a decadent touch. For the perfect finish, add a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts and a dollop of whipped cream to take this dessert to the next level.
Easter crunch bars
This is a fun twist on the classic crunch bars we all know and love. Mix peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and chocolate chips cut from the leftover Easter eggs and pop it into the microwave oven. Whisk well and pour into a bowl of crispy rice cereals and refrigerate until they’re firm.
Leftover Easter egg panna cotta with sponge finger biscuits
Mix egg yolks and sugar until they’re creamy, then add lemon juice and vanilla essence. Whisk continuously while adding in cold cream. Finally, add in your leftover Easter eggs and pour into ramekins. Chill for an hour before serving with a spoonful of whipped cream or fresh berries on top, and sponge finger biscuits on the side.
If you love celebrating Easter, what better way to extend the festivities than by baking up some delicious treats with your extra eggs? Not only will you be able to enjoy some scrumptious desserts, but you’ll also be reducing food waste and making the most of your holiday leftovers. Happy baking!