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Mini Christmas puddings

Category: parenting

Duration: medium

Age: child

Keywords: parenting, baking with kids


We’ve hand picked recipes that don’t require any oven time to make it that bit safer for little hands. While it might get a bit messy at times it’s part of the joy of preparation at Christmas time.


  • 120gms dark chocolate
  • 60 ml double cream
  • 1 (800g) bought plum pudding
  • 2 tablespoons fruit juice
  • extra chocolate for dipping (or cocoa if you prefer)
  • 100g white chocolate melts
  • 12 cherries finely chopped
  • 12 spearmint leaves chopped into smaller pieces.


  1. Line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
  2. Break dark chocolate into heatproof bowl and add cream.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue heating for ten seconds at a time until chocolate is melted and cream is combined.
  4. Place fruit cake into the bowl and crumble it.
  5. Add juice slowly, one tablespoon at a time until it is moist enough to hold together.
  6. Place mix in refrigerator for 2 hours to firm up.
  7. Remove the mix from the fridge. Scoop into tablespoon sizes and roll into small balls. Place carefully on plate.
  8. Melt extra chocolate. Cool slightly. Dip truffles into chocolate one at a time to coat with chocolate. Remove with fork, Place on baking tray to set. Return to fridge for 30 minutes.
  9. Place white chocolate melts in heatproof bowl. Microwave on low heat for one minute and then stirring every ten seconds until melted.
  10. Leave to cool slightly.
  11. Drizzle half a teaspoon of the white chocolate on top of each mini truffle.
  12. Place a piece of chopped up cherry on top on top and a small spearmint leaf each side of the cherry on top of the melted chocolate.
  13. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve. They will keep for 3 or 4 days.

Makes approx 20

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