A week and a half on and I’m still overwhelmed with chocolate! It got me thinking of new ways to use it up and being in Malta, getting through it is ideal before summer because of the inevitable melt! I only have one child so I can imagine the amounts of chocolate piling up if you’ve more!
There is also LOADS of packaging that comes with it so there’s some suggestions also if you want to re-use.
The most obvious thing to do with a chocolate excess is to use it in baking. Wether you go for simple traditional rice crispie cakes or melt it down in to a chocolate sponge, the options are endless. I’ve always preferred regular chocolate in baking anyway as opposed to “cooking chocolate”
Don’t blame me if you find yourself sitting down eating melted chocolate off a wooden spoon, it’s inevitable.
Yes, you can freeze chocolate and it’s oddly very satisfying eaten frozen (maybe only adults) but by freezing it you’ll always have a stash for baking, deserts or just when you have a hankering! You won’t have to worry about the use by date and you can have some of the kids or your favourites on hand for example mini eggs and limited edition Easter chocolate that’s not available all year.
Lots of eggs come in foiled packaging which is great for little ones senses. Scrunching up wrapping will have babies amused for ages with the touch and sound plus the colours are a bonus… just please remember to always supervise the child.
Again, with all the colourful foil and boxes, it’s a good idea to keep them on hand with your kids craft supplies. After homeschooling the last few weeks I will definitely be keeping hold of things that I’d normally bin or recycle because they would’ve came in so handy! So I think it’s good to keep a little basket full of bits and bobs.
If I let my son eat chocolate all day, he most definitely would. There’s been days where he probably has (looking at you Nanna )
So instead of leaving it out and in his reach, I’m going to portion the sweets and chocolate out to have ready to give to him.
I also need to do this because I’m picking at it constantly and probably have eaten more than he has to be fair.