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5 from 4 votes

Christmas Pudding Chocolates

This recipe was inspired by Nigella Lawson's Christmas Puddini recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 20 Chocolates
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g Christmas pudding cooked but cold
  • 100 g Chocolate milk, dark or a mix
  • 2 tbsp Double cream
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • 30 g White chocolate
  • Sprinkles/ edible sugarcraft shapes/ edible gold dust

Instructions

  • Crumble the Christmas pudding up then chop it into small pieces - the finer it is chopped the better the chocolates will hold together. Tip into a bowl, pour the alcohol over and stir
  • In a separate bowl melt the milk/ dark chocolate and stir in the cream to form a ganache
  • Stir the ganache into the Christmas pudding
  • After 2 minutes the mixture will be firm enough to handle. Scoop out a small portion (around 15g) and firmly roll it in in the palms of your hands to form a ball. Repeat, using up all of the mixture to form around 20 balls. (If the mix firms up too much, heat in the microwave on the defrost setting in 10 second bursts until it loosens up again)
  • Melt the white chocolate and drizzle a small amount over the top of each chocolate, topping with a few sprinkles before the chocolate sets

Notes

  • It’s entirely up to you whether to choose milk, dark or a mix of milk and dark chocolate, depending how sweet/ chocolate rich you would like to make these chocolates
  • If the mixture begins to firm up too much, don't be afraid to use the microwave to loosen it again – this is a very forgiving recipe. Try warming on the defrost setting, in 10-second bursts, stirring frequently
  • Put the melted white chocolate into a piping bag to create a good drip effect (I did not and, in hindsight, wish I had)
  • Jazz them up any way you fancy. Try colourful sprinkles, holly sugarcraft pieces, edible snowflakes or even a dusting of edible gold glitter. Go to town!
  • These Christmas pudding chocolates do not need to be refrigerated. They are best stored at room temperature and keep well for 3 days, not that they will last that long
  • Vary the alcohol - try cherry brandy or Cointreau in place of the Amaretto

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg