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Sneaky mini christmas puddings recipe

These mini Christmas puddings are bite-sized treats to eat with coffee at Christmas. Easy to make, they use dark fruit cake as the Christmas pudding. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 1 (800g) bought dark fruit cake
  • 6 tablespoons of brandy
  • 100g white chocolate, melted
  • 4 red snakes, chopped into 0.5cm lengths
  • 8 green snakes, chopped into 0.5cm lengths


In a large mixing bowl, break fruit cake into crumbs.

Add brandy and mix together.

Roll one tablespoonful of mixture into a ball and set aside on some plastic wrap. Drizzle cooled, melted chocolate on top of each ball.

Press one piece of red snake 'berry' in the centre of the chocolate and add two green snake 'leaves' either side - ta da, holly!.



  • If you don't have any brandy in the house (all used up in the Christmas Cake, perhaps), Cointreau works just as well.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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