These little puds are one of my favourite things to give as gifts at Christmas! They have the power to impress even the pickiest of eaters and make a great inexpensive, tasty and thoughtful pressie. They’re super simple to make and are a great one to do with kiddies too.
The truffles can be made vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free depending on what ingredients you use!
Makes Approx 12-15 little puddings depending on how big you roll them!
2½ cups Christmas pudding (use my Christmas pudding recipe if you want these to be vegan, gluten & refined sugar free or just a shop bought one)
¾ cup 70% Dark Chocolate Melted
30 ml Spiced Rum
2 tbsps. Maple Syrup
½ cup Cocoa Butter
1 tsp. Cashew Butter
½ tsp. Vanilla
2 tbsps. Maple Syrup
Ok darlings today we’re going to make our own healthier white chocolate, its super quick and easy but if you don’t want to and you’re ok with dairy then just use half a cup of melted white chocolate!
So for those of you making the chocolate, you pop the cocoa butter in a bowl over simmering water until its melted and then stir in the cashew butter, vanilla and maple syrup then remove from the heat and set aside to cool while we make our truffles!
To make the truffles you simply grab your Christmas pudding of choice, break it up into a bowl, pour in the rum and maple syrup and give it a good old stir. Next pour in the chocolate! Yum! And just mix until all combined.
Now I find it easiest to lay down some greaseproof paper to let the truffles rest on so they don’t stick to anything! Also if you can find a pair of latex gloves it gives the truffles a more smooth and even finish but to be honest most times I just use my hands!
Grab a small chunk of the pudding mix and roll it between the palm of your hands into a little ball, place on the greaseproof and continue in this fashion until all the mixture has been rolled.
Next give your white chocolate a stir; you want it to be nearly set so that it doesn’t completely run off the truffles! Although you do want it to dribble a bit so it makes them look like miniature old-fashioned puddings.
Once the chocolate has been blobbed on lovingly, adorn with the goji berries and mint leaves, leave to set in the fridge for about 20 minutes and et voila! You have done it! You have just made your very own Christmas truffles! I couldn’t be prouder! Merry Christmas xxxx