If you’re wondering what to do with leftover Easter chocolate, how about turning it into something even more delicious? Here is a simple, easy-to-make recipe for Leftover Easter Chocolate Mousse Tart. This recipe was developed by Love Food Hate Waste, an initiative by Metro Vancouver that aims to inspire and empower residents to reduce the amount of food they waste at home.
About Love Food Hate Waste
Food waste is a serious issue on both a regional and global scale. It is estimated that food waste costs a typical Metro Vancouver household $700 per year. In Metro Vancouver’s baseline study, over half of all household food waste is avoidable (food that, at some point, could have been eaten). To put that in perspective, each day in Metro Vancouver we waste: 16,000 heads of lettuce, 40,000 tomatoes, 32,000 loafs of bread, 55,000 apples, 70,000 cups of milk, and 30,000 eggs! Now those are some staggering statistics.
So how can you help to reduce food waste? Start by making one small change to simply waste less! Metro Vancouver has goal of a 10% reduction in per capita waste by 2020. Other tips for reducing food waste suggested by Metro Vancouver include:
- Store your food properly so it stays fresh longer (Keep It Fresh)
- Use more of what you buy (Use It Up)
- Buy just what you need (Plan It Out)
With that being said, if you have leftover Easter chocolate, this recipe will brighten up your day. The ingredient list is simple: graham crackers, butter, whipping cream, peanut butter, vanilla..and chocolate that you have on hand.
Love Food Hate Waste has more recipe ideas for you on how to use your leftover Easter meals. For more information on Love Food Hate Waste, visit them at www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca and follow on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.