Christmas Pudding Crispy Cakes

There aren't many days left until Christmas, 23 days to be precise, with that in mind Emily and I have been getting in the Christmas spirit, sadly we haven't yet got our Christmas tree up. Sam is making us hold off until December 1st, which I know I will end up thanking him for, as last year we put our tree up early and I got sick of the sight of it. Anyway, we decided to create some Christmas pudding crispy cakes, and I'm so pleased with how they turned out. They taste amazing too!

They were really simple to make, and I thought that I would share our recipe with you in case you want to recreate them with your little one. I mean come on they really do look delicious, don't they? and who doesn't love a chocolately treat! The only thing that I would change next time we make them, is I would use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate, just because Emily prefers milk chocolate.

150g Dr. Oetker Dark fine cooks chocolate

50g Lightly salted butter
65g Golden syrup
65g Rice Krispies
100g Digestive biscuits
2.5ml Dr. Oetker orange natural extract
To decorate:
100g Dr.Oetker White fine cooks chocolate
Mint leaves and pomegranate seeds or you can use smarties like we did.

1. Line 6 muffin tins with cling film. Then break up the dark chocolate and place it in a saucepan. Add the butter and syrup. Place over a low heat, and stir gently until melted. Once it is melted leave it to cool for 10 minutes.

2. Stir in the Rice Krispies, biscuits and orange extract, We actually put this in a separate jug giving us the opportunity to crumble the biscuits while we waited for the chocolate mixture to cool. Once the chocolate mixture is cool mix it well until everything is coated.

3. Divide the mixture between the muffin tins, piling it up and pressing it down well with the back of the spoon to make sure that the tins are well packed with the mixture. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour until they are firm and set. Using the cling film to help, carefully pull out the mixture from the muffin tins, unwrap and place upside down on a wire rack.

To decorate, break up the white chocolate and place in a small bowl. Place over a saucepan of barely simmering water or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to melt. Using a teaspoon, dollop the melted white chocolate on top of each crispy cake, allowing it to drip down the sides to resemble custard. Pop on a smartie for the cherry, and cool for 30 minutes.

Enjoy! Emily had such a blast making these, even though I'm sure she ate half of the mixture during the process. It is definitely an activity I would recommend doing with your child, as they need hardly any help, mainly just supervising. They would make a great gift for grandparents for Christmas, or just a yummy treat. I'd love to know if you decide to make these!

We were kindly gifted some ingredients by Dr. Oetker to create this recipe.

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