Mini Christmas Puddings For Kids

I made these cute mini christmas puddings for the first time on Christmas Eve last year. They were a result of a combination of suggestions from two lovely women, my cousin Bree and dear friend Lou. They are a great treat to make for kids for two reasons:

  • They can easily make them with only limited help from adults.
  • They are not too overly rich and chocolately (unlike some of my other treats that I make!).

As you can see, the “pudding” is actually your standard chocolate ball decorated with white chocolate and small pieces of lollies. The colours look very festive all together and when we took these to a Christmas Eve party last year, I think there was just as much interest in them from the adults as there was from the kids!

Mini Christmas Puddings

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Marie biscuits
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • Approx 2 cups of desiccated coconut
  • 1 packet mint leaves
  • 1 packet strawberries and cream
  • 150 grams white chocolate

Method:
Mini Christmas Puddings

  1. Cut the mint leaves into small pieces to use as the holly and set aside
  2. Cut up the red part of the strawberry and creams for the cherry at set aside.
  3. Place Marie biscuits into a plastic bag (out of the packet) and then crush with a rolling-pin.
  4. Once to a consistent texture pour into a medium size bowl.
  5. Add cocoa and stir.
  6. Pour in condensed milk and combine thoroughly.
  7. Pour coconut into a shallow bowl.
  8. Using a tablespoon of mixture, roll into ball then drop into coconut and cover completely.
  9. Place chocolate ball onto a large tray lined with baking paper and continue making balls until you have used all the mixture.
  10. Melt white chocolate. I use the microwave. Break up white chocolate and place into a small microwave safe container. Melt on high for 45 seconds. Stir. If it needs more time, melt for 15 second bursts.
  11. Using a teaspoon, spoon a small amount onto the top of the chocolate ball, so it drizzles over the edges.
  12. Place the holly and cherry on top of the pudding.
  13. Once you have made them all, place in fridge until chocolate sets then transfer to an airtight container in the fridge.
  14. They are kept best in the fridge even once set.
Mini Christmas Puddings For Kids
 
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Recipe type: celebrations
Ingredients:
  • 1 packet Marie biscuits
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • Approx 2 cups of desiccated coconut
  • 1 packet mint leaves
  • 1 packet strawberries and cream
  • 150 grams white chocolate
Method:
  1. Cut the mint leaves into small pieces to use as the holly and set aside
  2. Cut up the red part of the strawberry and creams for the cherry at set aside.
  3. Place Marie biscuits into a plastic bag (out of the packet) and then crush with a rolling-pin.
  4. Once to a consistent texture pour into a medium size bowl.
  5. Add cocoa and stir.
  6. Pour in condensed milk and combine thoroughly.
  7. Pour coconut into a shallow bowl.
  8. Using a tablespoon of mixture, roll into ball then drop into coconut and cover completely.
  9. Place chocolate ball onto a large tray lined with baking paper and continue making balls until you have used all the mixture.
  10. Melt white chocolate. I use the microwave. Break up white chocolate and place into a small microwave safe container. Melt on high for 45 seconds. Stir. If it needs more time, melt for 15 second bursts.
  11. Using a teaspoon, spoon a small amount onto the top of the chocolate ball, so it drizzles over the edges.
  12. Place the holly and cherry on top of the pudding.
  13. Once you have made them all, place in fridge until chocolate sets then transfer to an airtight container in the fridge.
  14. They are kept best in the fridge even once set.

Family Menu Plan For The Week

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Wednesday: Left Overs

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Friday: Pasta Carbonara

Saturday: Souvlaki

Sunday: BBQ

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh these are just gorgeous! My kids aren’t big fans of traditional Christmas puds – so this would be great for them.

    They would also make a cute pressie for their teachers too – packaged in a nice reusable bowl or storage jar. They would be very cute!

  2. says

    These look absolutely awesome, I’ll definitely be giving these a go this year. Actually, they may make a perfect little pressie for work mates.

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