What to do with leftover chocolate

How to use your leftover Easter chocolate

Impossible as it may be to believe, we throw away 30,000 tonnes of chocolate and sweets every year.

Especially in the time after Easter, it can seem as though you have more chocolate than you can actually consume. It’s really a shame! Our solution: get creative with your leftover food – waste not, want not.

At Peaches, we sell the freshest seasonal fruit around. Why not melt down your leftover chocolate and dip some fruit into it!? This chocolate solution can be turned into a romantic date, or a fun way to get the kids to eat fruit, instead of chocolate. Depending on what fruit you enjoy, we would agree that the tastiest pairings with chocolate are banana, apple, strawberries, raspberries and grapes! This is a great idea if you want to get rid of the load of chocolate eggs sitting around your house, or you just feel like a deliciously nutritious snack!

Fellow coffee lovers, this is for you! How does chocolate covered coffee beans sound? A bag of these babies would make for a delicious caffeinated snack or even a gift! At Peaches, we stock a full range of coffee beans for you to get create. Our coffees are a mix of rich, complex and super delicious. Get dipping!

This one is different, but how does chocolate-covered sweet potato chips sound? You could kill two birds with one stone with this mix of sweet and salty. This collision of two worlds makes for a tasty and unique snack. Surprise your friends and bring this one to your next girls’ night in or party! Who needs chips and dip when you have chocolate? At Peaches, we sell the most delicious sweet potato chips (Chipman)! These chips are 100% organic and gluten free and are a healthy alternative.

If you fancy a bit of baking, consider making some delicious chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely easy. All you need is 20 minutes and a couple of ingredients such as butter, sugar, egg, flour, salt and of course, chocolate! Find your favourite recipe, get baking and impress your friends and family.

Another delightful idea is a delicious chocolate muesli gluten free treat. Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE! At Peaches, we sell all the organic and gluten free ingredients needed for this one. You just need coconut oil, desiccated coconut, gluten free rice puffs, Monster Health Food Co Free & Lo muesli and the main ingredient, your leftover chocolate! Once again, here is a delicious and nutritious idea that will seamlessly get rid of your leftover chocolate.

We’ve got one more for you (we’ve saved the best till last). How does the grown up version of Nutella on toast sound!? Chocolate, olive oil and sea salt toast. Delicious! Sandwich your chopped chocolate between two slices of sourdough, then heat a bit of butter and olive oil in a pan and pop your sandwiches on the pan for 3 minutes on each side. Now sprinkle a bit of salt over the top. So simple and tasty – it’s easy for even a kitchen novice.

If you do happen to create any of these treats, make sure you snap a photo and tag us at @peachesfreshfood on Instagram.