What can I do with a pound of shattered chocolate Easter bunny?
June 25, 2016 3:02 PM   Subscribe

I was gifted a giant Palmer hollow milk chocolate Easter Bunny (this one, The “GrandBunny”) that’s cracked into a bunch of pieces. I took the pieces out of the box and put them into a plastic bag in my fridge. What can I do with this chocolate?

I don’t eat a lot of candy, and I eat my breakfasts and lunches in the company canteen, or else I would have worked at it bit by bit by putting it in my oatmeal. I'm far too busy to bake nowadays. Maybe I can save it for cocoa, but that season is a long time away. Any ideas? I live in New York City, if that helps. Thanks!
posted by Borborygmus to Food & Drink (17 answers total)
If you don't need it now, freeze it until you have time to make use of it.
posted by pipeski at 3:08 PM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Honestly...Palmer chocolate is really not very good. I'd toss it.
posted by radioamy at 3:13 PM on June 25, 2016 [15 favorites]

Aw, Palmer isn't bad for cheap chocolate - beats Hershey's any day. Maybe melt some and use it to dip pretzels or fruit?
posted by Flannery Culp at 3:25 PM on June 25, 2016 [2 favorites]

Make chocolate chip cookies with the bits. If you're not into cookies, bring them to work to share with your coworkers.
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:33 PM on June 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

Make a chocolate cheesecake with it - bring it to work to share with your coworkers.
posted by seawallrunner at 3:34 PM on June 25, 2016

I can't believe that no one has mentioned s'mores yet. It's s'mores season!
posted by Ostara at 3:43 PM on June 25, 2016 [5 favorites]

Probably nothing. However, it might be good in ice cream with another kind of chocolate and possibly orange or mint. Try it in an orange sorbet as a topping.
posted by parmanparman at 3:45 PM on June 25, 2016

You could gussy up some plain trail mix with it.
posted by mal de coucou at 3:50 PM on June 25, 2016 [4 favorites]

If you really want to go low-effort and not use it for baking, I could maybe see fondue, but more likely I'd probably just bring it to work, stick it in the break room and send out an email letting people know to help themselves.
posted by Aleyn at 3:52 PM on June 25, 2016 [5 favorites]

Give the pieces to an appreciative child.
No afficianado tastes Palmer more than once.
posted by Rash at 5:44 PM on June 25, 2016

It's got so much sugar in it that it's not really good as an ingredient. I'd do what was suggested above: break it into a lot of small pieces, freeze them, then eat them one or two at a time as a craving hits.

This has real advantages: if you want a piece of chocolate, you won't have to buy a whole candy bar or something, then feel obliged to finish the whole thing; you can just have one tiny piece and move on with your life.
posted by amtho at 6:08 PM on June 25, 2016

Chop it up, put that and some milk in a small saucepan, heat and stir gently until it combines and gets hot, but not to a boil -- now you have hot chocolate!
posted by deinemutti at 6:32 PM on June 25, 2016

Melt it in the microwave with a little coconut oil and make magic shell for ice cream.
posted by stray thoughts at 6:57 PM on June 25, 2016 [7 favorites]

Break it into very small pieces with a rolling pin and use it as a garnish for things like cappuccino, oatmeal, hot chocolate with whipped cream, plain ice cream. You mention that you eat in the canteen -- you could just take the chocolate with you in a little ziplock bag and add it to your food there.
posted by orange swan at 7:01 PM on June 25, 2016

Hot chocolate. Add whiskey and drink by a campfire if you can.

Oh I see you already considered hot chocolate! I'd do a sundae bar then and use it as chocolate sprinkles. Or melt over popcorn and add caramel and peanuts.
posted by betsybetsy at 8:54 PM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Take it into work. People will eat anything sweet at 3pm.
posted by kitten magic at 2:31 AM on June 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

Try searching "chocolate in savory dishes" and see if anything tickles your fancy. I remember the chocolate chili got good reviews (I never actually had it and am, in fact, a vegetarian, I just read about it).

I do use up bits like this buffing up cocoa, but my office temperature is such that cocoa season is all year 'round.

Otherwise, even with things you could make with it, it is mostly only adding calories to your existing diet, which, dammit, if I'm going to do that it's going to be with really good chocolate, and not holiday junk chocolate. Throw it out and grit your teeth over the guilt of throwing out edible things.
posted by anaelith at 7:02 AM on June 26, 2016

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