1. Raspberry and chocolate hearts
There’s no need to wait for Valentine’s Day to let your loved ones know you’re thinking about them. Send them a clear message by baking a batch of heart-shaped chocolate tarts. For a recipe that looks good and tastes good too, follow Fast Ed’s how-to guide. The short-cut pastry is easier to make from scratch than you’d think.
WATCH: Fast Ed makes raspberry and chocolate tarts
2. Easter egg slice
Now for a recipe that specifically calls upon Easter eggs as the hero ingredient. This rich Easter egg slice features a crunchy base topped with rich chocolate. For a nut-free variation, replace the pistachios with a small handful of crushed pretzels before placing in the fridge to set. It’ll be the ultimate salt-meets-sweet hit.
3. The ultimate chocolate pudding
Nothing warms the soul on a chilly night quite like an indulgent pudding, especially a chocolate-flavoured one. In his recipe, Fast Ed nails the quest to create a chocolate pudding that is equal parts spongey and gooey.
WATCH: Fast Ed makes the ultimate chocolate pudding
4. Chocolate loaf cake
Don’t let the simplicity of this chocolate loaf detract from its deliciousness! Spongy and sweet, this cake is best served warm with a side of roasted pears and vanilla custard. It freezes well too - simply slice the loaf and wrap in individual serves before storing in the freezer.
5. Chocolate muffins served with ice cream and molten chocolate sauce
Beware; this chocolate muffin recipe is chocolate on chocolate on chocolate! Here, cocoa powder, melted chocolate and chocolate ice-cream join forces to create a chocoholic’s dream dessert. Balance the sweetness with a handful of fresh raspberries on the side.
6. 2-minute chocolate mug cake
You can’t go wrong with a microwave mug cake when you’re craving maximum flavour for minimum effort. This easy recipe requires just 6 ingredients and yep, you guessed it, simply swap the dark chocolate chips for 1 Tbsp of dark chocolate chips for leftover Easter eggs. You’re welcome.
7. No-bake chocolate ganache tart
Look like a domestic deity without so much as firing up the oven. To make this no-bake chocolate ganache tart, simply combine the ingredients, place into a tart dish lined with baking paper, and pop it in the fridge overnight. The hardest part about this recipe is resisting the midnight munchies as you wait for the chocolate centre to set. Top with fresh raspberries and dust with icing sugar.
8. Chocolate hazelnut mousse cake
Take those foil-wrapped Easter eggs and turn them into a work of art by trying your hand at this elegant, chocolate hazelnut mousse cake. The biscuit-y base adds a satisfying crunch, while the chocolate and hazelnut filling is surprisingly light on the palette. Top with toasted hazelnuts and a dollop of whipped cream for a show-stopping dessert.
9. Caramel Slice
Of all the slice recipes, the humble caramel slice is perhaps the best. Crunchy and chocolate-y with a satisfying, smooth centre, this slice is ideal for using up leftover Easter eggs. Once the layers have set, use a hot, sharp knife to cut the slice for picture perfect squares.
10. Classic choc-chip biscuits
These addictive choc-chip biscuits are a great on-the-go snack or sneaky lunch box treat. Roughly chop up Easter eggs and throw them into the dough for a crowd-pleasing hit you can save for later. Once cooked and cooled (if you can resist eating them straight out of the oven), store them in an airtight container.
11. Four layer caramel-crunch nougat brownies
It may be a tongue-twister, but this four-layer caramel-crunch nougat brownie will satisfy your taste buds. Preparing each layer requires a bit more effort than the standard slice recipe, but rest assured, it will be worth it!
12. Tuxedo Strawberries
Want to feel a little less guilty about finishing off all the leftover Easter chocolate? Melt the eggs down into a delightful dipping sauce you can eat with fresh fruit. You can even get the kids involved by making Fast Ed’s fancy ‘Tuxedo Strawberries’ recipe.