Rice Crispy Christmas Puds
At Sass & Belle, there are lots things we love about Christmas but the excuse to indulge in as many sweet treats as possible is high up on the list. What is Christmas without a box of Quality Streets on the coffee table, we ask? Indeed, what is Christmas dinner without a Christmas pudding at the end, both ceremonious and delicious? And do we even need to mention what a travesty Christmas morning would be without Christmas coins and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in your stocking? We think not. With all this chocolatey goodness in mind, we’ve found a recipe which is utterly indulgent, very easy and aesthetically adorable. When baking this recipe, we recommend you put on a Christmas movie or your
You will need:
- 50g rice crispies
- 30g chopped raisins
- 50g butter
- 100g milk chocolate
- 2tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 30g mini marshmallows
- 80g white chocolate
- Red ready to roll icing
- Green ready to roll icing
- Egg cups
- Ensure your raisins are chopped and the milk chocolate is broken into little pieces.
- Pour the rice crispies and raisins into a bowl.
- Meanwhile put the marshmallows, peanut butter, milk chocolate and butter into a saucepan.
- Put the hob on a low heat and place the saucepan on top.
- Stir the contents until the butter and chocolate has melted. Ideally, the marshmallows would have started melting too but not fully yet.
- Pour the contents of the saucepan into the bowl with the rice crispies and raisins.
- Stir until all the rice pops are covered in chocolatey goodness.
- Taking an egg cup, press a tablespoon of the mixture into the egg cup so that it molds to the shape.
- Remove the mixture. It should replicate the shape of a mini pudding.
- Put to one side and repeat with the remaining mixture.
- Chill the puddings in the fridge until firm.
To decorate (the fun bit)
- Taking the green ready to roll icing, cut out holly leave shapes with a small knife. You will need two for each pudding.
- Using your red ready to roll icing, roll up mini balls to replicate the holly berries. We’ve done three for each pudding.
- Melt the white chocolate. You want a consistency which is not too runny and not too thick. Something you can lightly drizzle.
- Top the white chocolate icing with your holly decorations.
There you have it! A fun and easy recipe which requires no baking and leaves you with a delicious chocolatey treat. We’d love to see the Christmas puds you create so don’t forget to tag @sassandbelle or #sassandbelle or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*This recipe was inspired by the wonderful BBC Good Foods (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/christmas-pud-krispy-cakes)