3 things to do with leftover chocolate at Easter (says a 4-year-old)
Well firstly, since when is there any leftover chocolate at Easter? Really, have you known kids to be able to save any?
Discussing Easter with my daughter led to the question “What happens if there is any leftover chocolate at Easter?” I know what you’re thinking – yer right?
Well firstly, since when is there any leftover chocolate at Easter? Really, have you known kids to be able to save any? Chocolate for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner and then right before bed I hear so many saying – “What’s that you’re eating?”
Secondly, everyone knows that parents eat the leftover chocolate. Or we hide it. Then eventually remember where we hid it a month later and eat it. Obviously, I didn’t tell her that.
I asked her what she would do with left over chocolate, what would she make?
This lead me to present to you the best things to do with leftover Easter chocolate, based on the recommendations from a 4-year-old (nearly 5 she points out as I type).
- Chocolate Crispy Cakes
Okay so nothing new here, it’s one of the simplest ways to use up left over chocolate. She loves making them (eating them more) and beside making hot chocolate (cue number 2) I knew this would be in the answers somewhere!
Little My Albanian Food Chef recommends: Melt the chocolate in the microwave, wait for it to ping before opening the door. Stir the chocolate, add lots and lots of cornflakes or rice crispies but the cornflake ones are better. Be careful not to drop them. Using a spoon put some into the pretty paper circles (cup cases she is referring too) and then put them into the fridge to dry. Then you must lick the spoon and bowl, it’s very important.
- Chocolate Ice Cubes (for hot chocolate making)
She wanted to make leftover chocolate hot chocolate and describing how to make this (add the chocolate to the milk and stir) I could see that although she didn’t quite understand how to make it, she had the concept in her little mind.
How to make leftover chocolate hot chocolate: Melt the chocolate in a microwave and allow it to cool so that it remain runny but has thickened. Using an ice cube tray add the melted chocolate and put it into the fridge to cool and become completely solid again. Add a chocolate cube to hot milk and stir until melted then drink.
- Chocolate Lolly Gifts
This was brilliant thinking. Over the last few years she’s built up various ‘machines’ and ‘moulds’ and one of her favourites is a lolly maker. Showing off her thoughtful side, she suggested melting the chocolate and using it to make chocolate lollies for her friends. She also referred to her ‘Jelly Maker’ moulds to make little chocolate shapes.
Here’s what to do: Did out all those little crafty gadgets stored away, melt up all the chocolate and let your little ones make chocolate gifts for their friends.
- I’m also going to add a 4th one to the mix, just for all the other 4-year-olds out there:
Hide the leftover chocolate from your parents before they hid it from you (and eat it).
Happy Easter Everyone!
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