‘Tis the season for Christmas Pudding! And Christmas Balls..Christmas Pudding Balls!
These delicious little balls are perfect to make today and freeze for later. They are perfect for Christmas presents for teachers, on a platter for a Christmas party or as a dessert on Christmas day.
Place cream cheese (softened to room temperature) and fruit cake in food processor. Blend until well combined.
Line tray with Baking Paper to place Christmas Pudding Balls on so they won't stick.
Roll into balls and place into fridge for 10 minutes while you prepare the toppings.
Cut spearmint leaves in half diagonally, these will become to two holly leaves on top.
Melt chocolate for 30 seconds in microwave stirring until smooth. You may need to repeat again if not melted depending on your microwave.
Spoon half a teaspoon of chocolate on top of your Christmas Pudding Ball so that it looks like melting snow.
Place a red M&M or raspberry lolly on the top of white chocolate then place a halved spearmint leave on either side of the red lolly to represent holly. Alternatively you can use sprigs of fresh mint and some glace cherries instead of lollies for decoration.
Cover tray with Cling Wrap and store in the fridge.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- Protect them Now, Enjoy them Later - If you plan on making your balls in advance, store in the fridge on a tray covered in Cling Wrap for up to one week.
- Freeze Right - Christmas Pudding Balls are suitable for freezing for up to 1 month. We recommend placing six in a Sandwich Sized Snap Lock Bag and then storing the bag horizontally to reduce the risk of the balls sticking to one another. Don't forget to label and date the bag.
- Make them in Advance rather than spending Christmas morning in the kitchen, make Christmas Pudding Balls in advance. That way you can spend more time kicking back on the lounge with hubby or playing with the new toys with the kids.
- Liven Up Your Party - Christmas Pudding Balls are great fun for Christmas parties as they are the perfect size and shape for little mouths.
- Get Creative - Or, give your milk and bickies a festive spin by popping a Christmas Pudding ball onto a straw and serving in a cup of milk.
- Serve Santa Some Balls - Christmas Pudding Balls also make a great snack for Santa on Christmas Eve. Don't forget the milk.
- Get the Kids Involved - Get the kids in on the Christmas spirit by letting them decorate the tops and even having the odd sneaky lolly as a reward for their hard work. We have a blast making these at the SAHM office and I just know they are going to go down a treat at your place too! So give them a try today!
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- White Chocolate Christmas Bark
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Best of all, you can make them in advance and freeze them – so you can just grab a few at a time over the Silly Season – they defrost in just a couple of minutes!