No matter how hard we try, even if it feels like our children have turned into ‘chocolate monsters’, there still seems to be a lot of chocolate left over after the Easter weekend. If you have so much that you don’t know what to do with it, you have three choices:
- Hoard the chocolate and use it for months to come, usually as a form of bribery for your children being good or eating all of their vegetables. These eggs inevitably reach their use-by date, and then you throw them away
- Let your kids have a massive ‘chocolate fest’ and have some serious sugar outbursts, lack of sleep and risk contributing to child obesity
- Have some fun with the leftover chocolate with your kids, and bake some lovely treats for all of your family and friends to enjoy.
We are going to concentrate on the third (and far more favourable) option. So, how can we have some fun with this leftover chocolate?
Easter Egg Chocolate Recipes
- CHOCOLATE CRACKLE CAKES
This is the most obvious, but also a very classic, tasty and easy way to use up leftover chocolate. It’s so simple, and there are so many safe aspects to the preparation methods that children can really get stuck into and enjoy. Click here to see the recipe.
2. CHOCOLATE BIRDS’ NESTS
These are a slight variation of the above, but a little more relevant and well suited to Easter. If you have any spare mini-eggs, we would highly recommend this recipe as they look so cute in their little nests, and are perfect for sharing with friends and family. Click here to see the recipe.
3. ‘MAHOOSIVE’ CHOCOLATE BUTTONS
If you child’s birthday is coming up and you have leftover chocolate from the Easter weekend, this is a perfect recipe for kids’ parties, or even as a birthday gift for another child’s party. It’s conveniently simple, and easily achievable as a delicious, last-minute creation. The fool-proof recipe is as follows:
- Melt 100g of milk chocolate in the microwave
- Using a spoon, drop dollops of the melted chocolate onto a lined baking sheet, and use the back of the spoon to spread the dollops into giant button shapes
- Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle hundreds and thousands, little marshmallows, or anything edible that you like onto the chocolate dollops
- When your big chocolate buttons have set, pack them up in a big glass jar, or even wrap in cellophane and tie with a colourful ribbon
Favela Kids Clothing
This year, we created some lovely, Easter inspired clothing. Our clients loved the designs; they are so perfect for parties and Easter Egg Hunts, especially our Easter Bunny Rucksacks with lots of room to collect your chocolate eggs and treats!
At Favela, all of our clothing and garments are hand-made and can be customised for bespoke occasions and requirements. Browse our items to see some of the high quality, quirky and super cute clothing we have on offer – and don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is something you have in mind that we don’t have available in the online shop – (we are happy to make bespoke items at any time).
5% Of Our Profits Go To Favela Street
We don’t forget our roots; we donate 5% of all profits to Favela Street – and will continue to do so, always. Our Founder, Marie Medley, travelled to South America after completing her fashion design degree at university here in the UK. Marie spent a year integrating herself and working alongside indigenous communities, learning their skills and embracing their culture and way of life.
During this life-changing experience, Marie was inspired and captured by the ‘favelas’, commonly known as ‘shanty towns’ in Brazil, where children were creating the most incredible, emotive street art. Marie has always been full of life, young at heart, and at her happiest when she is with her many nieces, nephews and godchildren; encouraging their creativity and seeing the world through the eyes of a child.
From this experience, Favela Kids Clothing was born in 2008, when Marie opened a shop in St. Ives. Although Favela flourished by the sea, Marie decided to move nearer to her family, in the Midlands, and continues to run the business online and at many UK family-friendly festivals.