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It’s yummy chocolate Easter egg time! So Darling! have done all the testing for you (I know, aren’t we kind!). There’s also a couple of Easter recipes and tips on what to do with any extra chocolate you might have left over!

 

 

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NEW Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg

£8.00

Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg. This year, Ferrero has added a little more luxury to their delectable Easter Egg with a stunning, curved modern design in the iconic hot Ferrero gold – whilst still having that deliciously crunchy, hazelnut shell, this Ferrero Easter egg is the ultimate gift this Easter

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HARIBO Chick’n’ Mix Gift Box

£1.99

Chick ‘n’ Mix is the latest addition to the HARIBO gift range and features a selection of tasty jelly, foam and marshmallow treats, Super tasty and super cheap!

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Divine Raspberry Dark Chocolate Egg

£5.00

Divine’s luxury Easter range has brand new flavours for 2016 with the Divine Raspberry Dark Chocolate Egg, a thick, intensely rich chocolate shell made with velvety Divine dark chocolate, studded with tangy raspberries. Seriously sophisticated

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny

Small: 60g – £1.49

Large: 130g – £3.09

Minis: 75g (5 x 15g) – £2.99

Hopping into action for the first time in 2016, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Hollow Bunny tastes as sweet as it looks. One look at his playful and infectious smile will get you truly in the mood for Easter. It’s the must have top up gift, for that little something extra set to inject an added dose of joy for your loved one.

Available in a range of sizes from large or medium single treats or as part of a five pack, it’s also a great treat to tuck away in those harder to find Easter egg hunt nooks and crannies

 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon

£3.99 per pack

Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon is the ideal treat to share. In keeping with the theme, open up the egg box to reveal four individually wrapped delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate eggs. Crack the top of the egg and use the spoon provided to scoop out and enjoy the fluffy mousse centre. With a revamped Easter design and available in both milky mousse and chocolate mousse, these are the perfect quirky treat for the whole family to enjoy

 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Spring Edition

£1.40

The Spring Edition is an exciting seasonal spin on the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. Each piece of Cadbury Dairy Milk has white chocolate bunny shapes on top, and is just the right size to share with that special someone

 

 

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Small / medium range of shell Easter eggs

Cadbury Creme Egg: 138g – £3.49

Cadbury Mini Eggs: 130g – £3.49

Cadbury Dairy Milk & Mini Oreos : 123g – £3.49

Featuring an array of Cadbury favourites, this Easter egg range is perfect for gifting and is bound to bring joy to those who receive them. Whether they love Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo faces, Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons or Cadbury Mini Eggs to name a few, they won’t be disappointed as these delicious treats will help to create special and memorable moments on Easter morning. The seasonal Spring inspired packaging also adds an extra dose of sunshine and Easter fun!

 

 

 

 

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Cadbury mini wrapped Easter egg sharing bags

Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim

£1.49

A perfect people pleaser, the Cadbury sharing bags are back with a refreshed Easter design and a delicious new Oreo variant to add to its flavour family. The new and exciting Oreo flavour consists of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate eggs, filled with a delicious vanilla smooth centre and of course the infamous crunchy Oreo biscuits pieces – you’re sure to love every bite!

We will also see the return of yummy favourites including; Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

These delightful mini-sized eggs make the ideal treat to look for on a fun Easter egg hunt. They are small enough to tuck away but the vibrant colours make them easy enough to spot so they won’t get left undiscovered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Moo Free Bunnycomb Egg

£4.99

The multi-award winning free from Easter eggs are now available in delicious, honeycomb flavour. To achieve this, pieces of dairy free, honeycomb toffee have been infused in to the shell of the eggs. The free from Easter eggs are perfect for kids or adults of any age who can’t have dairy products, are vegan or enjoy quality tasting milk chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

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Mint Honeycomg Egg

£9.99

For all the mint lovers out there (myself included!), the Dark Mint Crisp Egg will not leave you disappointed!

The luxuriously rich Dark Chocolate Egg has been made surprisingly crunchy with the addition of the melt-in-the-mouth honeycomb crisp and unique oil of mint.

Each egg is hand packed into a stunning lantern box with gorgeous cut out windows, a satin ribbon handle and includes 12 Dark Mint Crisp Chocolates. Perfect for indulging yourself and your loved ones

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lily O’Brien’s Desserts Collection Egg

£12.00

Lily O’Brien’s has a delicious treat for its fans this Easter, as it fuses one of its most popular chocolate collections with a luxury milk chocolate Egg. The Lily O’Brien’s Desserts Collection Egg features a stunning milk chocolate egg made with the highest quality chocolate, decorated with a chocolate swirl, and a selection of its much-loved desserts chocolates. The fabulous collection of choccies are all based on deliciously decadent desserts including Creme Brûlée, Key Limey Pie and Raspberry Infusion.

The Desserts Collection Egg from the luxury Irish chocolatier is perfect as an Easter gift for dedicated chocolate lovers

 

 

 

 

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Heavenly Honeycombe Studded Eggs

£9.95

A welcome return for this popular scrumptious egg, a best seller for Chococo. It comes in two formats – a milk chocolate version and a NEW dark chocolate version. Both are decorated on the inside with large chunks of Chococo’s scrumptious, homemade honeycomb. The crunchy honeycomb is made with local Dorset honey from Field Honey Farms, based in Swanage. The milk chocolate egg comes dusted on the outside with edible gold shimmer and the dark chocolate egg is decorated on the outside with edible red shimmer

 

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Hot Cross Bun Pudding

Simply irresistible, sweetly spiced buns nestled in creamy custard

Ingredients

4 hot cross buns

15g unsalted butter

320ml double cream

100ml whole milk

2 eggs & 1 egg yolk

100g Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Yogurt

1 tsp demerara sugar

Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes plus 30 minutes cooking time

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/Gas 3 and grease a 1 litre ovenproof dish

2. Cut the hot cross buns in half and spread with butter both sides. Arrange the buns in an ovenproof dish

layering the cross sides face up on top

3. In a small pan add the cream and milk and heat until just warm

4. In a small bowl add the eggs and egg yolk, pour over the heated cream and milk and whisk thoroughly. Add

the yogurt, whisk again

5. Pour the mixture over the buns a little at a time, ensuring it has time to soak in

6. Sprinkle the pudding with demerara sugar and place on a baking sheet

7. Bake for approx 30 minutes the resulting pudding should be puffed up, set and golden brown

Try: serving with lashings of custard or cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanilla Easter Cup Cakes

Simple cup cakes, decorated with a delicious swirl of butter icing and decorated with chocolate mini eggs

Ingredients

220g butter or margarine, room temperature

220g caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

220g self raising flour, sifted

2 tbsp Rachel’s low fat vanilla yogurt

Icing

80g unsalted butter, room temperature

250g icing sugar

25g Rachel’s low fat vanilla yogurt

Serves: 12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 5

2. Line a cup cake or muffin tray with paper cases

3. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time

4. Fold in the flour and yogurt

5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until half full

6. Bake in the oven until golden brown and springy to touch or test using a skewer, if it comes away clean the cakes are ready. Leave them to cool on a wire rack

7. Meanwhile prepare the icing. Begin by beating the butter and icing sugar until pale and well mixed, ideally using an electric mixer. Add the yogurt and continue to beat on medium to high speed until the icing is fluffy. The longer you beat the lighter the icing

8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star piping nozzle. In a circular motion swirl the icing around each cake

9. Decorate with mini eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolates at Bohemia, Jersey (6)

Head Pastry Chef Ellen de Jager at Michelin starred Bohemia Restaurant, Jersey has provided her top tips on how to use your leftover Easter eggs – not suitable for the calorie-shy!

1. Rocky Road

For an easy no bake recipe for the children, try Easter themed rocky road. Mix the melted leftover chocolate with mini marshmallows, digestive biscuits, dried fruit or mini chocolate eggs then place in the fridge to set for 3 hours. Once it is set, dust with icing sugar

2. Chocolate Croissants

One for the chocoholics! Make or buy readymade croissant dough and stuff with leftover Creme or Caramel eggs. Once baked you’ll have warm croissants oozing with chocolate

3. Chocolate Bananas

Feeling a bit guilty after all of that chocolate? For that ‘health kick’ cover sliced banana in melted chocolate then put in the fridge to set

4. Chocolate Mug Cake

To fix that chocolate craving, quick melt butter and chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Beat the mixture until soft then whisk in an egg, sugar, flour and baking powder then microwave for one minute and 20 seconds

5. Crème Egg Brownies or Cupcakes

Add left over crème eggs to cupcake or brownie mix for a gooey chocolate centre. Perfect for the ultimate chocolate lover and a great alternative to traditional Simnel cake

6. Ice Cream Topping

Easy but absolutely delicious! Simply melt your leftover Easter chocolate and pour over ice cream as chocolate sauce

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