Monday, 6 April 2015

Leftover Easter Chocolate? Fridge Cake Tray Bake Recipes

The Easter bunny has been and the house is full of chocolate. Sound familiar? Believe it or not sometimes there can actually be such a thing as too much chocolate. Easter Eggs, bars and buttons can all be melted down and used in baking if you and your kids have been flooded with treats and simply can't face unwrapping and devouring another egg in its current form. According to Love Food Hate Waste, 30,000 tonnes of chocolate and sweets are thrown away in the UK every single year. Don't let your eggs become part of that statistic! With the kids now on their Easter holidays either of these no bake cakes would be ideal for them to help make when the "I'm bored" whining starts. The recipes are so good they're worth worth buying more Chocolate for if you've eaten it all!


Foodie Quine - MALT-EASTER TRAY BAKE - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Maltesers
Foodie Quine - MALT-EASTER TRAY BAKE - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Maltesers

MALT-EASTER TRAY BAKE

100g Margarine
3 Tbsp Golden Syrup
200g Digestive Biscuits
120g Maltesers (1 box)
200g Mini or Micro Eggs
300g Milk Chocolate

Melt the margarine and syrup in a saucepan and remove from the heat. 
Put the digestives, maltesers and 100g of the mini eggs in a sealed bag and bash with a rolling pin. (If you are using Micro Eggs keep them whole)
Mix the bashed ingredients into the melted ones. 
Spoon into a greased/lined 34cm x 20 cm tray bake tin and flatten. 
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a bain marie and pour over the top of the biscuit mix. 
Bash the remaining 100g of Mini/Micro Eggs and sprinkle on top of the chocolate. 
Refrigerate until set then cut into chunks. 

Foodie Quine - MALT-EASTER TRAY BAKE - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Maltesers
Foodie Quine - MALT-EASTER TRAY BAKE - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Maltesers

WHITE CHOCOLATE EASTER BARK

300g White Chocolate
200g Mini or Micro Eggs
170g Mini Marshmallows
Hundreds & Thousands

Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a bain marie, allow to cool slightly before you mix through marshmallows and bashed mini, or whole micro eggs. 
Spread in a greased/lined 34cm x 20 cm traybake tin. 
Sprinkle with hundreds & thousands. 
Refrigerate until set. 
Cut into slices as large as your mouth allows 

Foodie Quine - WHITE CHOCOLATE EASTER BARK - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Mini Marshmallows
Foodie Quine - WHITE CHOCOLATE EASTER BARK - Use up leftover Easter Egg Chocolate with Mini Eggs & Mini Marshmallows

There are lots of fab ideas out there for using up leftover Easter chocolate. Here are a dozen of my favourite no bake chocolate recipes from fellow food bloggers







24 comments :

  1. Great ideas for using up leftovers, shame I don't have any or I would try this

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    1. These are so good its worth buying more Chocolate to make them.

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  2. That's a crazy statistic of the amount of food that's wasted every year! Love the malt-easter tray bake recipe!

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    1. Isn't it just? I can't actually imagine throwing chocolate or sweets away but it clearly does happen.

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  3. Great idea! I love a good fridge cake! Thanks for linking to my quinoa choc bars too :)

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    1. Can't beat a fridge cake sometimes. Great for bake sales too. Your quinoa bars have intrigued me, going to have to give them a try.

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  4. YUM. I make a type of Tiffin which I keep meaning to share on the blog and I haven't made it in forever so this the urge I needed to do it. Plus I have SO much leftover chocolate. My youngest is dairy free and lots of family forgot this. X

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    1. There is still a LOT of Chocolate here. Look forward to seeing your Tiffin recipe.

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  5. Fab ways to use up all those Easter eggs or buy them cheap after Easter to make! Thanks for linking to my Easter Granola Cakes:-)

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    1. Oooh that could be a #CreditCrumchMunch entry with reduced to clear chocolate. Love the idea of using Granola in a Chocolate Krispy Cake.

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  6. This is the sort of recipe that I cant help but go make like right now...

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  7. They look so Tasty! I bet they all finished it! Thanks for sharing my hidden egg truffles.

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    1. Your hidden egg truffles are genius! I'm definitely making them next Easter.

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  8. I love using leftover chocolate in bakes. This looks lovely x #FoodieFriday

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    1. It always seems to happen at Christmas and Easter when you just get to the point that you can't face any more Chocolate. Bakes are the win win solution.

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  9. No sure I understand the idea of leftover Easter chocolate, it;s not something that happens in out house!

    These look delicious. I love the sound of some of the other recipes you've linked to at the end too so I'm going to have to go and take a peek at a few of those too.

    Thanks for joining #FoodYearLinkup x

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    1. We had so many eggs in this house that some of them just had to be re-purposed. However the concept of leftover wine is another matter entirely...

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  10. What a great idea for using up leftover chocolate! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite.

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    1. Thanks for hosting #TreatPetite lots of great entries this month as always

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  11. Pinning this for Easter it looks fab! So quick and easy :)

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    1. No need to wait - there are mini eggs in the shops already!

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  12. Can't believe so much chocolate gets wasted every year - what a travesty! I think I may have a little cry now... Love your ideas for making the most of leftover chocolate...not that that ever happens in our house, mind!! Eb x

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    1. Chocolate is definitely not the first thing that springs to mind when you think about food waste!

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