What to do with leftovers – Easter Edition

This article has divided our team right down the middle into two camps – one side who cannot fathom the possibility of chocolate leftovers in any form, and the other side who are, well, hoarders, and still find little eggs in the pantry right up until Christmas. Whichever camp you are in, if you do happen to find yourself with an abundance of treats laying around, then this article is for you. We have put together three of our favourite leftover using recipes to keep you going through the long weekend and make good use of Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns.

First off is a chocolate chip cookie recipe good for any season. We have suggested you could chop up leftover eggs and throw them in, but really these cookies have been known to have just about anything in them (it’s a wonder we get any work done really and aren’t just all in sugar comas!)

Next we have Cheesecake served in halves of large Easter Eggs. Yes, you heard correctly – chop those big beauties in half and place cookie crumb and smooth cheesecake filling inside, then decorate with even more easter-y treats. They are delicious and oh so decadent, but definitely worth a try  (I have been known to go out and buy eggs when they are on sale a few days later just to make this recipe)

Lastly, what do you do with leftover hot cross buns? You know those ones which are a bit stale and got lost in the bread bin? Or the ones leftover from when you bought extra, and your husband said you would never eat all of them? Well you turn them into bread and butter pudding of course! You can use whatever flavour of bun you like for this recipe and it is amazing served with some ice cream at the end of a big weekend.

There is so much you can do with leftovers – the only limit is your imagination, and your ability to stop eating eggs just as they are. However you have spent your weekend, Happy Easter from our work family to yours.

Captain Alexis McKeand is a Policy & Social Justice Adviser for The Salvation Army Australia, and a Chaplain in the Royal Australian Air Force

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Salvation Army

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