8 Smart Ideas to Use up Leftover Chocolate
Chocolate has a universal appeal and kids and adults alike enjoy it in various forms. It is used in a range of desserts and baked goodies, and when the holiday season sets in, people across the country pull out their chocolate dessert and candy recipes to create outstanding delicacies that can tantalise the most discerning taste buds. But stacks of chocolate goodies can also leave you with heap-loads of chocolate leftovers.
Leftover chocolate recipes
Instead of consigning them to the recesses of a kitchen cabinet, you can easily turn all this leftover chocolate into some more bakes and cakes. Here are some interesting recipes that you can try:
#1 Chocolate brownies
These are delicious and sinfully chocolaty treats that are your regular brownies with an interesting twist – you can add some sour cherries and nuts and this gives the brownies the perfectly balanced crunchy and creamy texture. They make for a great afternoon tea treat.
#2 Chocolate and beetroot cake
Beetroot has a very earthy, slightly sweet and rich taste, which complements the chocolate in the cake very well. You can add this to your standard chocolate cake recipe to create a delicious and healthy variant.
#3 Chocolate Sauce
This is probably one of the simplest things to make with leftover chocolate. You only have to heat 25 gms of butter in a saucepan; add 100 ml of milk and some honey to this and stir the mixture well till all the butter has melted. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes; remove it from the heat and then add 250 gms of your leftover chocolate (broken/chopped) to the saucepan and stir it till its melted and you see a smooth sheen in the sauce.
#4 Chocolate Fridge Cake
As the name suggests, this is a no-bake recipe. It’s quick and ingenious as you can add many different things to it in addition to any leftover chocolate you might have. Take leftover biscuits and cookies (small and big chunks), mix in marshmallows and any dried fruit you might have. Stir in some melted chocolate, condensed milk and butter and give it all a light but good stir. Pour this into a greased flat cake tin and fridge it for a few hours.
#5 Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can use a basic cookie recipe and add any mild and dark chocolate you might have. You can make the most delicious chocolate chip cookies and they become the perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of tea or a glass of cold milk.
#6 Chocolate Tiramisu
This is a very popular Italian dish; but adding leftover white chocolate to a dark chocolate sponge cake lends it a twist of naughtiness that’s hard to resist. If you crave for even more chocolate, simply shave some more of the leftover chocolate on the cake – sheer chocolate heaven!!
#7 Peanut Butter Fudge
Make peanut butter balls and place them in the refrigerator for an hour. Melt any of the leftover dark or milk chocolate and then using a tooth pick, simply dip the peanut butter balls and place them on a grease-proof paper. Place them back in the fridge till the chocolate sets and you have a fantastic peanut butter fudge. For a variation, add some other nuts to the peanut butter.
#8 Frozen Chocolate Caramel Meringue Cake
Crush 200g meringue nests and add this to whipped cream (use 600 ml of double cream). Add chunks of your leftover chocolate to this mixture place it in a greased cake tin and then pour some caramel on top and swirl it gently into the mixture. Keep alternating the mixture and caramel layers and then keep it to set in the refrigerator.
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