Best Easter Leftover Chocolate Recipe Ever!

Chocolate Semifredo with Salted Caramel

Three reasons why this is the best recipe ever for leftover chocolate:

1. Easy to prepare yet sure to impress

2. Can be made well in advance

3. Best way not to waste unwanted Easter chocolate

Recipe:

85g bought chocolate biscuits crushed (I like to use some sort of whole grain biscuit), 350g leftover chocolate from Easter, 1/4 cup cocoa, 3 eggs, 2 additional egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup fine sugar, 1 & 3/4 cups single cream, 1/2 tsp salt flakes

Caramel: 1 cup single cream, 60g butter, 1 cup fine brown sugar

Line a 24-25cm x 8cm loaf tin with baking paper. Place the biscuit crumbs along the bottom of the tin – set aside.

Place the chocolate and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth (alternatively put in microwave at 600 for 1 min take out, store and then put in again for 1 min – should be melted by this stage – be careful not to overheat!) – set aside.

Place the eggs and extra yolks, vanilla and sugar in heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water and using an electric beater beat for approximately 8 minutes – mixture must be thick and pale at end. Gently fold this through the chocolate mixture and set aside.

Whip cream and then gently fold through the egg/chocolate mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared tin. Cover with foil and pop into freezer until at least firm – preferably the nite before using.

For the caramel place cream, butter and sugar in saucepan over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat a little and bring to boil – cook for further 5 minutes until thickened string the whole time. Allow to cool and drizzle over slices of semi fredo, sprinkle salt flakes on top as the final touch – YUM!

Serves at least 8 people.

Recipe inspired by Donna Hay – she uses dark chocolate instead of leftover Easter chocolate but personally I love the fact that I have found good use of leftover chocolate.

Do any of you have favourite recipes for your leftover Easter chocolate? Please feel free to share them in the comments section below!

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