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How to use up Easter leftovers

How to use up Easter leftovers

Anyone else end up buying way more food than they needed this Easter? If you’re anything like us, you probably won’t have a whole lot of Easter chocolate left (hey – Easter is a time to indulge right?!) but if you’re slightly more restrained, here are some ideas to use up your leftover Easter treats.

Chocolate cornflake cakes

These are a classic – simple to make and delicious to eat, and they’ll help you get rid of any leftover chocolate eggs. They’re particularly great if you have kids that like to help in the kitchen as they don’t require that much work. BBC food has a good basic recipe, although you could mix up the cereal and use rice crispies or shredded wheat depending on what you like best. Decorate with a couple of mini eggs and voila – tasty, chocolatey treats.


Who doesn’t love chocolate milkshakes? If you’ve got some leftover Easter eggs to use up, try your hand at turning them into a decedent and oh-so-sweet milkshake. There are SO many flavours to choose from depending on what you have left – we like the look of this crème egg one (you can add rum if you want to give it a more grown-up edge) and this one that’s a mixture between hot chocolate and milkshake. Get slurping!

Hot cross buns French toast

If you’ve got some spare hot cross buns then use them in place of slices of bread when you make French toast. The currants and spices already in the buns will add extra sweetness and flavour to a dish which, let’s face it, is pretty delicious at the best of times. It’s simple and straightforward to make too, so even if you’re a cooking novice you’ll be able to whip up this decadent breakfast. See here for a recipe to get you started – serve with cream, fruit, and syrup…whatever you fancy!

Lamb curry

If you made the traditional Easter roast dinner and did a leg of lamb, there are some great things you can do with your leftover meat. If you overindulged (let’s face it, we all do) and want something that’s totally different to your roast, why not try a lamb curry? This one looks delicious – spicy and hearty but packed full of goodness from the spinach. Serve with rice, naan breads, or have on its own for a quick dinner that’s packed full of flavour.

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