Recipe – Christmas Pudding Rice Krispy Bites

These are a great option for a tasty festive treat, perfect for Christmas parties or if random family descend on you! They last for ages too, so you can make up to a week in advance.

For 12-15 you will need:

  • 30g mini marshmallows
  • 2 standard Mars bars (or 3 multipack ones)
  • 50g unsalted butter or margarine
  • 100g Rice Krispies
  • 200g good quality milk chocolate
  • 50g icing sugar
  • Chocolate drops, sprinkles or sugar leaves for decorating the top

Chop the Mars bars into small cubes. In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, then add the marshmallows and Mars bar cubes, return to the microwave and melt those too. Put them on for a minute, then stir and repeat until all melted and gooey.

Carefully stir in the Rice Krispies until everything is coated. Start forming the mixture into pudding balls using your hands. You’re looking for something slightly smaller than a golf ball. Place on greaseproof paper and pop in the fridge for ten minutes to cool.

Break up half the milk chocolate into a small microwavable bowl and melt in the microwave (should take around 90 seconds). Spoon over half the balls so you get good coverage. Repeat with the rest of the chocolate and remaining balls. Pop back in the fridge for at least half an hour.

Mix the icing sugar with a very small amount of water until it is just about stir-able. Drizzle this gradually over the top of each pudding so you get a white ‘crown’. Add a decoration to the top. I use green sugar holly leaves for an authentic look but you can use a chocolate drop or even hundreds and thousands.

Keep in a cool place until ready for serving.

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