I think the eleventh day of Christmas may in fact be the most awesome day - these chocolate pudding truffles are sooo delicious, they look incredibly cute and they are super easy to make! So give these a go, they make great gifts for friends and family - as long as you don't eat them all yourself first!
Chocolate Puddings (from Recipes+ - December 2008)
Makes 12 (I made mine smaller to get 24 instead)
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp orange juice (I omitted this)
375g dark chocolate, melted
3 cups plain cake crumbs (I used light fruit cake instead and 500g of it)
80g white chocolate, melted
1/3 cup red glace cherries, chopped (I just halved mine instead)
- Process apricots, raisins and orange juice until finely chopped.
- In a large bowl combine the fruit mixture, cake crumbs and half the melted dark chocolate. Shape mixture into 24 balls.
- Coat each ball in the remaining dark chocolate and leave to set.
- Drizzle the top of each ball with white chocolate and top with glace cherry. Leave to set.
And for something different you can instead coat each ball in white chocolate and then sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles, very festive...
5 out of 5 reindeers!