Every year I seem to get more and more chocolate for Christmas and I for one am not complaining. Whether I’m sneaking in a mid-morning fix or a pre-bedtime treat I’m pretty sure I have enough chocolate to last me up until Easter if I wished.
After lusting over one for years I luckily received a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas in Pistacho, it’s the dreamiest mint green shade and the answer to all my baking dreams. So naturally I’ve been getting creative in the kitchen and what better way to use up my post-Christmas chocolate than with a baking session.
Whilst some of my bakes are usually a #Pinterestfail I love browsing for recipe inspiration so that’s where I’ve been looking for super yummy ways to eat my Christmas chocolate with even more sugar included.
I’ve popped some of my favourite recipes I’ve found below, including a few tried and tested ones too – enjoy!
Salted Caramel Brownies
I whipped up these salted caramel brownies with some Thorntons chocolate last week and they were delicious. I’d never made salted caramel before and whilst I did cheat with a can of Carnation caramel (the recipe told me to I promise) it was really easy to make and tasked incredible. I used this recipe.
Chocolate of all types and flavours? Then make some rocky roads. Traditionally packed with chocolate, raisins, biscuits, cherries, marshamallows and more, they’re a great way to use up lots of store cupboard ingredients too. My mum makes the best rocky roads and whilst I’m not sure which recipe she uses this one looks pretty good too.
Chocolate Mug Cake
The mug cake has transformed the way we bake and what could be better than tucking into a cake less than 5 minutes after you put it together? Nothing that’s what. These are some of my favourite mug recipes I’ve found, plus popping in a square of chocolate will make them all the more indulgent!
It’s surprisingly easy to create your very own homemade hot chocolate with a few leftovers. Simple break up some flakey chocolate into your favourite mug and add some warm milk. Give it a good old stir and top with cream, marshmallows and ever more chocolate.
A cuppa and a biscuit is the stuff dreams are made of, especially when you’re snuggled up with a good book or watching your favourite show on Netflix. So making up a batch of chocolate cookies ready to indulge in alongside your own beverage of choice will certainly perk up your day. Jamie Oliver wins with this recipe.
Chocolate Banana Cake
This one has a fruit in. The classic banana cake is one of my favourite baking treats but by adding a chocolate twist it give it a new and more indulgent lease of life. Pop in a handful of chopped chocolate into this recipe. You won’t regret it.
So that’s some of my favourite ways to use up left over Christmas chocolate. If anyone has any other recipes I’d love to know them.