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Recipe: Crispy Chocolate Christmas Puds

image Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without family, and children in particular. If you are looking for the ideal simple Christmas recipe to get the kids involved with, this one is perfect for you. Also good for big kids and grow ups! This recipe is quite easy, but make sure children are supervised by an adult.

30 mins prep

5 mins cooking

Makes 10-12 mini puds

Ingredients

  • 50g rice crispies
  • 30g raisins, chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 100g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 30g mini marshmallows
  • 80g white chocolate
  • Ready-made icing holly leaves (there are some great ones in Sainsburys)

 Method

  • Put the rice pops and raisins into a bowl. Put the butter, milk chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows into a small saucepan. Place on a medium to low heat and stir until the chocolate and butter have melted but the marshmallows are just beginning to melt.
  • Pour onto the rice pops and stir until well coated. Line an egg cup with cling film. Press about a tablespoon of the mixture into the egg cup. Press firmly and then remove, peel off the cling film and place the pudding into a cake case, flat-side down. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Chill until firm.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Spoon a little chocolate over the top of each pudding. Top with icing holly leaves.

These are great to eat once set, or if you can resist, pop in a cute little box and give out as gifts.