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Quirky Christmas Marshmallow Puddings Recipe

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by Tabatha (subscribe)
Rediscovering the wonders around us through the eyes of my young son.
Published December 17th 2011
Xmas marshmallow puds
Plated up Christmas Marshmallow puddings make an edible centrepiece
I was first introduced to these simply naughty, but nice Christmas marshmallow puddings three years ago by a workmate of mine.

Requiring only a few ingredients and approximately an hour of your time depending on how many you need to make, and how finicky you want to be with the decorating, this recipe has become a popular request by family members come Christmas time.

They look lovely as a table centre piece, but in our house they never last that long, and I have learnt to put a small plate of them out and replenish as each of our visitors arrive so that everyone gets some.
Ingredients
Ingredients for Christmas marshmallow puddings

You will need:
1 packet of 180g marshmallows
200g dark cooking chocolate
50g white cooking chocolate
1 red lolly snake
1 green lolly snake
A few toothpicks
Tray
Two small microwave safe bowls
Teaspoon


Melt dark chocolate in the microwave in 10-15 second bursts depending on the strength of your microwave. Be sure to stir between each zap to prevent uneven melting which could result in burnt chocolate.

Making xmas puds1
Stage 1 of Christmas marshmallow puddings
Put a marshmallow in the melted dark chocolate and use a teaspoon to ensure it is completely covered in chocolate, then with a toothpick gently pierce the side that will be the top side of the pudding and lift out of the chocolate allowing any excess to drip off before placing on a tray. Repeat process until all marshmallows are coated in chocolate; if required, reheat the chocolate to keep it at a working consistency. Place the tray in the fridge to allow the dark chocolate to set.

While waiting for the chocolate to set, finely cut up the red and green snakes with a pair of scissors. These will be used as the 'leaves and cherries' at the final assembly.

Once the dark chocolate has set, melt the white chocolate and using a teaspoon dollop a small amount on the top of approximately six to eight chocolate covered marshmallows at a time. Using a clean toothpick gently spread the white chocolate around the top of each marshmallow and down the sides to mimic poured custard and place a piece of green and a piece of red snake on top of the white chocolate.

Making xmas puds2
Final assembly of Christmas puddings
The white chocolate stage has to be done in batches so that the red and green snake pieces set in the white chocolate otherwise they fall off. Repeat the white chocolate process until all are topped and decorated then return to the fridge to set.

Single Christmas pudding
Completed Christmas pudding

Any leftover chocolate can be used to make a hot chocolate by simply heating up some milk and stirring in the melted chocolate until dissolved.
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Why? Create an edible centre piece for the christmas table or make to give as gifts for teachers or friends
When: Anytime is a good time for chocolate, especially Christmas
Where: At home
Cost: Depends on quality of ingredients and quantity required
Your Comment
Look very yummy and so easy to make. I bet the kids would love to make these!
by tmars (score: 0|5) 1982 days ago
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