Krispie Christmas Puds

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Its December! I am suuuper excited, and to match my blogs new festive theme (made by my darling, Be) I have decided to share a Christmas recipe!
Its easy to get lost on Pinterest, wading through reams and reams of images of perfectly finished and iced, 10,000 step sweet treat recipes, and as much fun as it is to dream about making them, sometimes its much more fun to make those less perfect but equally delicious ones.
This is one of those. 
There's something just so charming about a homemade treat, where no two are the same and they have 'incorrect' odds and ends - they're so much more personal and thoughtful.
When I made these adorable krispie Christmas puddings, they went down and a storm and left everyone smiling. And, bonus, they are so easy to make!

You'll need ...

50g Cornflakes (or Rice Krispies)
30g Raisins
50g Butter
150g Milk Chocolate (I used Milka)
2tbsp Peanut Butter
30g mini Marshmallows
100g White Chocolate (again, I used Milka)
Holly leaves and Berry Decorations (I found mine in Morrisons)

Method ...

1. To start, put your cornflakes and raisins in a large bowl, and put aside.
2. Then, put the butter, milk chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows in a saucepan and melt over a medium heat. Keep stirring until the chocolate and butter have melted, but the marshmallows are just beginning to melt.
3. Now, pour the chocolate mix onto the cornflakes and raisins and stir until it is all coated.
4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and take a tablespoon amount of the mix in your hands and form into a rounded shape - don't worry if they are not perfectly spherical - this is what will give them their homemade charm. Pop onto the parchment sheet and continue until all the mixture is used up.
5. Put your puddings into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
6. Once firm, you can melt your white chocolate over a gentle heat and use a teaspoon to drizzle it over the top of each of the puddings.
7. Finish by decorating with the hollyleaf and berry pieces. Mine weren't placed perfectly, but they'll still look cute!
8. Pop the puddings back into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until the chocolate is set.

You can enjoy these with some hot chocolate or milled wine - the juicy burst from the raisins, the creaminess of the peanut butter and the crunch of the cornflakes is a perfect mix which will leave you wanting another, and another, and another.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe - what is your favourite sweet treat at Christmas time?

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