Chocolate: 10 ways to reuse it that you don't expect

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How to reuse leftover chocolate, perhaps from Easter eggs? After the holidays try not to waste anything and never throw away any kind of leftovers. In particular, chocolate lends itself to a thousand reuses, greedy and creative. For the recipes indicated, you can choose dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Keep in mind that fondant is usually easier to melt in a bain-marie. Here are lots of unexpected ideas for reusing leftover chocolate.



10 ways to use it

How to reuse the leftover chocolate, maybe from Easter eggs? After the holidays try not to waste anything and never throw away any kind of leftovers. In particular, chocolate lends itself to amille reuse, greedy and creative.

For the recipes indicated you can choose dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Keep in mind that fudge is usually easier to melt in a bain-marie. Here are lots of unexpected ideas for reusing leftover chocolate.

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Cups of chocolate


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With the leftover chocolate from Easter eggs and some balloons you can prepare some cups in which to serve a mousse, a cream or homemade ice cream. You will have to let the cups rest in the refrigerator so that the chocolate solidifies at best. THU all instructions.

Alberello centerpiece

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Now that's almost time to strawberries, you can try to prepare a sapling centerpiece with chocolate filling and decoration. You can use an ice cream cone as a base, so that the structure is completely edible. So you can serve it as a dessert. Here the complete tutorial.

Chocolate cups

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With dark chocolate and leftover chocolate from Easter eggs you can also prepare fantastic ones cups for your sweets and pastries. Thus the dessert will be even richer and more spectacular. You can prepare chocolate cups filled with fruit, choosing seasonal products as much as possible. Here the tutorial.

Fruit bowl

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With chocolate you can also create a fantastic container fruit bowls, which will then turn into part of the delicious dessert that you will serve to your guests. As a basis for modeling your chocolate fruit bowl you can use a bowl, on which you can make your decorations. Here the tutorial.

Strawberries dipped in chocolate

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You have certainly already tasted or tried to prepare the chocolate covered strawberries. Here is a new idea to get them and serve them at their best, so as to amaze your guests. You can place them in an ice container, cover with melted chocolate and leave to cool first at room temperature and then in the refrigerator.



Cookies covered with chocolate

One of the simplest, but always welcome, ways of reusing leftover chocolate - whether white, milk or dark - is the preparation of cookies. THU you will find the complete recipe to prepare yours homemade chocolate covered cookies, filled with almonds and hazelnuts. Alternatively, you can break up the chocolate to form "drops" with which to enrich your homemade cookies.

Read also: Homemade chocolate covered cookies

Fruit fondue

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It's one of the most classic ways to reuse chocolate, but a dessert like that fruit fondue is always highly appreciated. If you do not have the fondue set that heats the chocolate with a candle, you can normally melt the chocolate in a bain-marie on the stove.

Cake decorations


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With leftover chocolate you can make beautiful ones cake decorations, muffins, cupcakes and homemade pastries. Try using the sac-à-poche or a pastry syringe to get real works of art. Otherwise you can use the molds for chocolates.

Ice cream with a stick

Strawberries, bananas and kiwis are the most suitable fruit for making gods ice cream with a stick covered with chocolate. You will have to melt your chocolate in a bain-marie, use it to coat the fruit, insert the stick and let it cool first at room temperature and then in the refrigerator.

Also read: 5 ways to use leftover chocolate in the summer

Pop corn with chocolate

Finally, here's an alternative to the classic savory popcorn. We find for sale i chocolate popcorn at the cinema or in the stalls of the fairs. They are usually not quite cheap. Peppering them at home starting from corn kernels and with some leftover chocolate or chosen by us is definitely healthier and cheaper. THU the complete recipe.

Read also: Homemade chocolate popcorn

Which of these delicacies inspire you the most?

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