Easter, obviously, means tonnes and tonnes of chocolate. Even without the Easter bunny spoiling your children (and their teeth) rotten, your extended family members and friends will no doubt gift your children a LOT of chocolate this weekend. Put your Easter chocolate to better use with these clever ideas.

Make a bunny milkshake
Those tall Easter bunny-shaped chocolates also make for awesome milkshake holders! Mix up your favourite flavour, bite off the bunny’s ears and pour it inside (just be sure to keep most of the wrapping on, to prevent your kids’ fingers melting all the chocolate). Then, grab a straw and get sipping!

Chocolate bark
It’s so simple, but so Pinterest. Chocolate bark is literally melted chocolate poured onto a baking tray, and sprinkled with whatever toppings you like. Dried fruit and nuts make it ever so slightly healthy, but you can also get experimental making it taste like your favourite chocolate bars – sprinkle desiccated coconut for a Bounty Bar effect, or caramel and crushed up biscuits if you love Twix.

Chocolate-dipped fruit
Make the most of the fact that you’ve got a near-endless supply of quality chocolate and melt it all together to make the most delicious chocolate dip. You can make chocolate strawberries or bananas, or even throw some blueberries, goji berries or raspberries in there and make a tasty, chocolatey snack that everyone will love. Just pop them in the fridge and enjoy them whenever you like!

Homemade chocolate topping
Is there anything better than ice cream and chocolate sauce? Yes – ice cream with Easter egg-flavoured chocolate sauce! Simply melt all of that chocolate together and pour it over your favourite ice cream flavour for an easy dessert idea (and an easy way to get through the Easter egg supply).

Hijack your baking
Whether you bake up a batch of cookies, muffins or cupcakes, toss a couple of Easter eggs into the mix to take it to the next level. Your kids will love biting into their favourite baked good and discovering an oozy, melted Easter egg inside. Who wouldn’t?!

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