EXTENDED: You've got another week to add your travel & holiday deals questions for expert MSE Oli as part of the latest Ask An Expert event.

Ways to use up your Easter Egg glut?

I eggspect I'm not the only parent out there this week who's house has been invaded by the Easter Bunny this last weekend - and even my sweet toothed little egg eating monster has a limit (partly enforced and partly down to physical ability to scoff down a huge quantity of chocolate).

So - whilst there will be Brownies over the next few weeks, and in true oldstyle fashion I may even add a few bits to a chilli...

What fab recipes or ideas do our Old Stylers have for not only the current influx of eggs, but also any I accidentally may pick up on my shopping trips now the reductions have started hitting? :D

Follow MSE on other Social Media:
MSE Facebook, MSE Twitter,
Get the Free MoneySavingExpert Money Tips E-mail
Report inappropriate posts: click the report button
Point out a rate/product change


  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
    7.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Home Insurance Hacker!
    A true moneysaver would ask their children if they wanted one chocolate treat on Easter Sunday, or two the following weekend, teaching children about consumerism and the value of money. And they wouldn't buy me than they need.

    Chocolate has a long shelf life though.
  • I didn’t buy my son a single egg and he still ended up with 15 of them. Shocking but very kind of the family and friends who bought them for him. They do have a long shelf life so i think we’ll be making a few cornflake cake and brownie batches over the coming months. Someone suggested breaking them all up and putting them in an airtight container so you can dispose of all the unnecessary packaging.
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
    4.9K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Mortgage-free Glee!
    we have a few...i dont find some of them melt too well so dont do a lot of cooking with them...we use them to take on days out/cinema trips/some bits in with packed lunches/pudding at home...eating watching tv....lovely
    onwards and upwards
  • culpepperculpepper Forumite
    4.1K Posts
    Choc chip cookies, Hot chocolate drink. Make fruit and nut choc slabs.
    melt as a dip for fruit.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
    33.7K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Savvy Shopper!
    Why do they need using up?
    As one poster has said chocolate has a long shelf life.
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
    70.7K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    In my book, they'd be untouchable ...they're Easter eggs and shouldn't be squandered. They also belong to the children, to so take them is theft.

    Just leave the Easter eggs whole.... if you want to cook/bake with chocolate, buy the 30p/100g bars of own brand chocolate, don't waste the pricey shaped stuff!
  • JILJIL Forumite
    8.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    When my children were little and had loads of eggs, they would eat some of the egg and some of the sweets and there would be some chocolate left over.

    We used to make a tray of fairy cakes, and topped them by melting some chocolate from the eggs and decorated with some of the sweets.
    It just made a change from the chocolate and they got to help make the cakes. Which more often than not they got to eat.
  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
    26K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Bit 'bah humbug' maybe .... I don't see how overbuying high-sugar seasonal junk is Old Style or moneysaving. Many families were eating up the last glut of high-sugar seasonal junk throughout January! :(

    "Free sugars should not exceed 5% of our total dietary energy intake. This applies to all age groups from two years upwards. This halves the old recommendations, which used to advise 10% .....

    No specific recommendations are made for children under the age of two because of an absence of information. But from about six months of age, a gradual change to a more diverse diet that includes more wholegrains, pulses, fruit and vegetables is encouraged.

    The SACN says current average intakes in all age groups are at least twice the new sugar recommendations, and three times higher in 11 to 18-year-olds.

    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
    0 Posts
    10,000 Posts I've been Money Tipped!
    Trouble is relatives buy for children ,perhaps more than Mums or Dads do .My 7 grandchildren are adults and now I rarely buy much in the way of eggs.

    This year I bought four really inexpensive one's for my four youngest DGC and my DD did the same, so they didn't have a great deal as once you discard the boxes and wrapping the amount of chocolate is probably no more than a bar of chocolate.

    My DGD has a little girl of one, and she said as Erin rarely has sweet things she would rather she have a book, and she had a children's book that I know she hadn't got, instead of an egg.

    My eldest DGD, Erins Mum has always had a problem with her weight ,very yo-yo up and down, and she decided before Erin was born that if possible she would try to keep her sweet intake down as much as possible, and she now eats very healthily as a toddler, and I don't think she has ever actually tasted chocolate, but will happily munch of carrot sticks and celery and lots of fruit etc.I am really pleased as Katie is very careful what she lets Erin eat in the hope that she will grow up without a sweet tooth
  • MandM90MandM90 Forumite
    2.2K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    My daughter likes chocolate, but only in very small amounts. Her few Easter eggs will last months. Don't see the point in constantly overbuying, then using up, rinse and repeat...helps neither the wallet not the waistline!
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Energy Price Cap change

Martin Lewis on what it means for you

MSE News

Best £1 you've ever spent?

Share your most impressive bargains

MSE Forum