LEFT OVER CHOCOLATE RECIPES

 

It may come as a surprise to you, but I actually had some Easter eggs left over this year! Can you believe it? Me neither. Rather than eating them all, I wanted to do something a bit different so I decided to use them in a baking recipe. I’ve got two ideas that are tried and true, both equally delicious.


Chocolate Brownies

 Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 175g dark chocolate (I used an M&S Easter Egg, chopped into chunks.)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Melt your chocolate and butter in a bowl and allow it to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk together your eggs and sugar, then gently fold in the chocolate mixture.
  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold in until just combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into a baking tin, bake for 25-30 minutes.

That’s it, you’re done! If you can, let them cool for a bit before eating them. These brownies are really chocolatey! If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, you could quite easily replace it with any chocolate of your choice.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200g of chocolate (I used an M&S Easter Egg, chopped into chunks.)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Cream butter and sugars. Once it’s fully incorporated, add your egg and vanilla.
  3. Sift in the flour, add your vanilla and chocolate, and then combine.
  4. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

It’s that easy! This is a flexible recipe. Bake for 7 minutes to have a really doughy cookie or for 10 minutes to get a crispier cookie. I prefer to go for 7 minutes, the cookies are really delicate and, I guarantee, one is not enough.


There you have it, two very easy recipes using left over chocolate! You could use any chocolate you can find, which makes these recipes really adaptable.

Let me know if you try any of these recipes. What’s your favourite thing to bake?

Shaun

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