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Chocolate Pizza and Chocolate Recipe Ideas

The Easter bunny can be far too generous these days and with so many eggs to choose from, they often end up half-eaten/half-melted all around the house for weeks after Easter. At Betta Living we’ve come up with our top 5 tasty chocolate recipes to use up that excess chocolate!

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownie

Who doesn’t love a rich chocolate brownie with a nice cup of tea? Try out this delicious recipe by Cadbury with your left over Easter eggs.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 87g of left over Easter eggs

  • 87g unsalted butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 125g caster sugar

  • 37g plain flour

  • 20g Bournville Cocoa Powder

  • 25g chopped walnut

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with parchment paper.

  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar until creamy, pour over the chocolate mixture and fold in.

  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa and mix in the nuts. Pour into the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. The top should be crusty and slightly wobbly.

  5. Cool completely in the tin or refrigerate overnight for ease of cutting and then cut into squares.

 

Chocolate Marble Cake

Chocolate Marble Cake

Lucky enough to get white and milk chocolate Easter eggs this year? Swirl them onto this delicious marble cake – inspired by our new marble-look Veneto worktop!

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 225g butter, softened

  • 225g caster sugar

  • 275g self-raising flour

  • 2 level tsp baking powder

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp hot water

For the Icing:

  • 25g butter

  • 15g cocoa powder, sifted

  • 1–2 tbsp milk

  • 100g icing sugar, sifted

  • 25g white chocolate, melted

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 140°C/gas 3.

  2. Lightly grease a 17 x 9 x 9cm loaf tin and line with baking parchment paper.

  3. Measure the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat with a mixer. Spoon half the mixture into another bowl and set aside.

  4. Mix the cocoa powder and hot water together and allow to cool before adding to one of the bowls of cake mixture and mix well.

  5. Spoon the vanilla and chocolate cake mixtures into the prepared tin until all of the mixture is used up, and gently level the surface.

  6. Bake for 50 minutes–1 hour until the cake is well risen and allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes and pop onto a wire rack.

  7. Melt the butter in a pan and add the cocoa powder - stir and cook gently for 1 minute.

  8. Stir in the milk and icing sugar, then remove from the heat and mix thoroughly.

  9. Spread the cold cake evenly with the icing.

  10. Measure out white Easter egg chocolate and heat either in the microwave on a low heat or in a glass bowl above a pan of simmering water. Swirl the melted white chocolate over the top and leave to set.

 

Chocolate Pizza

Choc Pizza

Who said chocolate couldn’t be enjoyed for dinner? Try out this oh so rich and tantalisingly tasty chocolate pizza recipe.

Ingredients (For 2 x pizzas)

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup of broken up milk chocolate Easter egg
  • 1/4 cup of broken up white chocolate Easter egg
  • 1/4 cup of broken up dark chocolate Easter egg
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup (or more) of shredded sweetened coconut

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / 200°C Fan / Gas 6.

  2. Lie out two sheets of parchment paper.

  3. Divide the dough in half and roll out into two pizzas on a floured board.

  4. Pop the pizzas onto the sheets and poke indentations into the dough to avoid air bubbles.

  5. Bake the pizzas for 20 minutes and immediately remove them from the oven.

  6. Spread the Nutella onto each pizza and sprinkle with a mix of different varieties of broken up Easter egg chocolate.

  7. Pop back into the oven for 1 minute until the chocolate is lightly melted.

  8. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.

  9. Cut into segments and enjoy immediately!

 

Chocolate Flapjacks

Choc Flapjack

These are delicious, great for making with the kids and perfect for lunch boxes!

Ingredients (serves six)

  • 100g butter

  • 75g golden syrup

  • 225g porridge oats

  • 37g light brown sugar

  • 75g raisins

  • 100g dark chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / Gas 5.

  2. Melt the butter and syrup. Meanwhile, combine oats, sugar and raisins in a mixing bowl.

  3. Stir the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients before pouring the mixture into a tin.

  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and leave to cool.

  5. Weigh your Easter egg chocolate and melt on a low heat in the microwave.

  6. Pour the melted Easter chocolate over the flapjacks and smooth with a knife. Leave to set and enjoy!

 

Easter Egg Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake

Transform your Easter eggs into an ice cold chocolate milkshake to enjoy on a warm, sunny afternoon…

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chocolate ice cream

  • 26g of diced Easter egg chocolate

  • 1/2 cup of whipped cream

  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream

  • 20g of finely chopped Easter egg

Method

  1. Dice the 26g of Easter egg chocolate into little chunks and further 20g into even smaller delicate pieces.

  2. Blend the ice cream, 26g of diced chocolate and 1/2 cup of whipped cream in a blender until smooth.

  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with 1/4 cup of whipped cream and the remaining 20g of delicate Easter egg pieces.

  4. Pop a straw in and enjoy ice cold in the garden!

 

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