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We all know that Easter comes hand in hand with chocolate. Even before the long weekend arrives, presents of Easter bunnies and stacks of chocolate eggs can leave us with mounds of leftovers.

Rather than consign them to the back of the cupboard, why not turn your chocolatey treats into delicious cakes and bakes instead? Here are six of our favourite chocolate-inspired recipes.

Gooey and chocolatey, these brownies are a killer version of the classic. With nuts and sour cherries, they’re just the right balance of oozy chocolate and crunchy texture. The perfect afternoon tea treat.

Beetroot, with its rich, earthy and slightly sweet taste, makes chocolate sing in this epic cake. Easy to make, it’s a great recipe to get the kids involved with, too.

Super-silky smooth, this dairy-free chocolate mousse uses tofu to create beautiful texture. With melted chocolate and maple syrup, these pots are a great make-ahead dessert for everyone to enjoy.

A soft, chewy, chocolate-studded cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of milk or a steaming cup of tea. Mix it up with a mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate, if you like, or if you’re after a gluten-free version, check out these peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies instead.

An Italian favourite, this pimped-up version has a chocolate sponge and extra white chocolate for even more naughtiness. For a beautiful finishing touch, shave over more chocolate right before serving.

Super-chocolatey with a hit of coffee, this gluten-free cake is perfect for using up any leftover dark chocolate. Not only a winner in the looks category, this beautiful bake is also sure to have you going back for more.

Want to know even more ways to use up leftover chocolate? We’ve got plenty to inspire you.