5 ways to use your leftover hot cross buns

Lots of left over hot cross buns? Here’s how to use them up!

It’s not hard to buy more than you need to at Easter, especially when hot cross buns and chocolate and tempting you whenever you visit the shops.

If you find yourself with excess amounts of Easter treats, it’s time to get baking. Woolworths ambassador and Stuff Mums Like blogger, Maraya Bell says creating desserts with leftovers is not only easy, but helps to reduce food waste.

“With all the food and especially chocolate consumed over Easter, there is bound to be some leftovers, so make sure they don’t go to waste,” she says.

A recent study conducted by Woolworths found that chocolate is most likely to be leftover, followed by meat and hot cross buns.

“It also found that nine out of 10 people are choosing to make use of their leftovers, so these recipes will provide you with some post Easter inspiration on how to best use your leftovers!”

Here are some tasty and easy recipes that everyone can join in making - and eating - this Easter.

Hot cross bun pudding

If your leftover buns are slightly stale, this is the perfect recipe. The custard will make them soft and delicious.

  • Get the recipe, here.

Hot Cross bun apple crumble

This golden dessert can be made all year around, but the hot cross bun crumble makes it even more tasty.


  • Get the recipe, here.

Hot cross bun s’mores

Quick, easy and perfect to whip up while camping.

  • Get the recipe, here.

Raspberry and white chocolate hot cross bun pudding

This is a nice change to the traditional bread and butter pudding.

  • Get the recipe, here.

Chocolate chip hot cross bun sundae

This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in.

  • Get the recipe, here.


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