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Last Updated on 29th November 2022 by Vicki
Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this fun chocolate Christmas pudding treat recipe. I often make these with my girls. They love getting their hands into the mixture and rolling the dough into balls. They are fun and easy to make, plus you can add your own desired filling in the middle. We just simply add chocolate spread. It’s easy, yummy and gets the thumbs up from my girls. Other filling ideas could be chocolate buttercream or ganache.
Christmas Pudding Treats Recipe
Below you will find the full recipe and method on how to make the chocolate puddings. After, I’ll talk you through how I decorated them, before a full video of me making them.
Chocolate Christmas Pudding Treats
- 175 g Self Raising Flour
- 85 g Caster Sugar
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 85 g Cold Diced Unsalted Butter
- 1 Beaten Egg (mine usually weighs about 59-62g in the shell)
- Preheat the oven to 160° Fan. Grease two small or one large baking tray.
- Sieve the flour (170g) and cocoa powder (2tbsp) into a bowl. Add the sugar (85g) and whisk all the dry ingredients together.
- Add the diced butter (85g). Coat the butter fully with the dry ingredients and then use your fingers to gently rub the butter in until you reach a breadcrumb consistency.
- Make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg. Bring the mixture together to form a dough. You will need to get your hands in there to bring it to a dough. Roll into balls, weighing about 20g each.
- Place onto the greased baking trays and bake in the middle of the oven for about 12-14 minutes.
- Leave on the baking tray for a couple of minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Leave to cool before decorating and filling.
Below is what they look like fresh out of the oven. If you’re not sure they are cooked, try the toothpick trick. Insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, then they’re ready. Keep an eye on them as they bake quickly.
How To Decorate Your Christmas Pudding Treats.
For the Christmas pudding topping, I simply just used white ready to roll fondant. I used my wavy edged cutter to cut out my shape and then just used my fingers to gently tease out the edges to look more like drips. I then carefully placed it on top of the chocolate treat. You shouldn’t need anything to help it stick. Just gently mould it around the top with your fingers. If you don’t have a wavy edges cutter, you could use a circle or cut freehand. Other topping options could be melted white chocolate or white royal icing.
Remember to only decorate half of the treats, so you have some to sandwich together later!
Adding The Holly
When I first made these Christmas pudding treats, I used a Holly Leaf Plunger Cutter to cut out the holly leaves from green fondant. I then rolled some red fondant into tiny balls for the berries. This year I’ve found these super cute holly sprinkles from Cake Décor. This obviously make decorating even easier, especially if you don’t have a holly plunger cutter! I found them in my local Wilkinsons. I do believe Sainsburys sell them also.
To stick the holly onto the fondant I just used a tiny bit of water. I then stuck the leaves on and two berries. I then used a tiny ball of white fondant and water to help stick the final berry on top. It will all make sense in the video tutorial below, I promise!
Filling The Christmas Pudding Treats!
I sandwich the puddings together using a small spoonful of chocolate spread. It’s a good idea put the halves together first, just to check that together they stand up straight. If it is a bit wonky, then you can simply level off the bottom a little. You don’t need too much filling, as it all squidges out when you place the top on.
Christmas Pudding Treats Video Tutorial
The treats are best eaten on the day they are made. I store them in an airtight tin until I’m ready to serve.
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Want more Christmas cake decorating ideas? Head over to my Christmas themed cake topper tutorials.