Everyone’s favourite Chocolate Christmas Puddings take just 10 minutes to prepare with only 4 ingredients! Made from chocolate Royals biscuits, melted white chocolate, spearmint leaves and Jaffas – this is a great Christmas activity for kids.
These old fashioned ‘puddings’ are in fact, not puddings at all (they’re just made to look like them!), but rather delicious chocolate coated marshmallow biscuits decorated with melted chocolate, spearmint leaves and Jaffas.
Sure to be loved by everyone (but especially by the smallest members of your house… who will also love making them!)
Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe
There’s a lot to love about these sweet little Chocolate Christmas Puddings!
- kid-friendly – I grew up making these with my Mum and now I do the same every year with my son. It’s such a fun tradition and kids absolutely LOVE decorating the ‘puddings’.
- no-bake – forget about turning the oven on! The only ‘cooking’ needed in this recipe is to melt the chocolate in the microwave – too easy!
- 10 minute recipe – this recipe only takes a few minutes to make – which means it’s perfect for a quick and easy kids activity in the lead up to Christmas.
- great for gifts – I like to pop a couple of these Chocolate Christmas Puddings into a cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon to give to friends and neighbours for Christmas. You can also add them to a foodie hamper along with your favourite Christmas biscuits, fudge, rocky road, slices and cake.
What You Need
- Arnott’s chocolate Royals – these are made of chocolate covered marshmallow with a biscuit base and are very popular in Australia (see image below). If you can’t buy Arnott’s Royals, you can use a similar brand – such as Clouds, Schokokuss, Whippets, Mallomars, Tunnock’s teacake, MalloPuffs etc.
- melted white chocolate – I recommend using cooking chocolate or chocolate melts as they melt easier than chocolate chips.
- spearmint leaves – these can sometimes be a little tricky to find! You can buy spearmint leaves from most major and independent supermarkets or lolly shops in Australia. If you can’t find them, you can use any soft green jelly candy (like snakes, jubes etc).
- Jaffas – these are a small round sweet consisting of a solid, orange flavoured chocolate centre with a hard covering of red coloured confectionery. They are made by Allen’s and are readily available in Australia. If you can’t find Jaffas you can use any round red coated chocolate you like (such as Smarties or M&Ms).
10 Minute Kid-Friendly Recipe
Need a quick and easy activity for the kids in the lead up to Christmas? This is just what you’re after!
Please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for ingredient quantities and the full detailed method.
Step 1 – Set Out The Ingredients
Lay out all of the ingredients onto a chopping board.
Chop the spearmint leaves into small slithers.
Step 2 – Spread Over The Melted Chocolate
Place a small amount (approximately 1 tsp) of melted chocolate onto the top of a chocolate marshmallow biscuit and allow it to drip down the sides.
Note: it’s best to work in batches of 1-2 at a time so that the melted chocolate doesn’t set before you add the decorations.
Step 3 – Add The ‘Holly’ Leaves
Gently place two spearmint leaf slithers in a ‘v’ shape to represent holly.
Hold them for a second or two to secure them in place.
Step 4 – Add The Jaffa
Place the Jaffa into the centre of the spearmint leaves ‘v’ shape.
Hold in place until it’s set firm enough not to move.
These Christmas Chocolate Puddings can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Unless you live in a hot climate, these can be stored at room temperature.
Note: storing the ‘puddings’ in the fridge will discolour the Jaffas over time.
Recipe Tips & FAQ
You can use a similar brand – such as Clouds, Schokokuss, Whippets, Mallomars, Tunnock’s teacake, MalloPuffs etc.
Yes of course! You will have plenty of Jaffas and spearmint leaves leftover so you’ll just need extra marshmallow biscuits and melted white chocolate.
Only use a small amount of white chocolate (approximately 1 teaspoon) – using too much will make it difficult for the Jaffas and spearmint leaves to stay held in place.
Absolutely! For younger kids, you will need to melt the chocolate for them and allow it to cool slightly before they use it.
Older kids will be able to make these completely on their own.
More Christmas Recipes For Kids
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Chocolate Christmas Puddings
- 200 g Arnotts Royals biscuits see notes for substitutes
- 150 g white chocolate melted
- 12 spearmint leaves chopped into smaller slithers (see notes)
- 12 Jaffas see notes for substitutes
- Place the chocolate Royals onto a flat board or tray.
- In batches of 1-2, spread a little melted chocolate over the top of each biscuit allowing it to drip down the sides (to represent custard on a traditional pudding).
- Add 2 of the chopped spearmint leaves to the top of each biscuit and a red Jaffa (to represent Christmas holly).
- Allow to set before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.