Christmas Pudding Truffles

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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It’s that time of the year again – the annual work Christmas party. Time to play cricket on the lawn (yep, that’s Christmas in the southern hemisphere for you), get dressed up in daft costumes, and exchange Secret Santa gifts. And, of course, the time honoured ritual of ‘bringing a plate’.

This year I decided on these cute little Christmas Pudding Truffles. A really simple recipe – take some fruit cake and process it along with some dark chocolate and a dash of brandy. Roll into balls, drizzle some white chocolate over top and decorate with glace cherries and Bob’s your uncle.

This recipe from Michelle Southan at was a great way to use up some left-over Christmas cake I had in the freezer. Actually, if truth be told, it was from a three ingredient Christmas cake I made a couple of weeks ago and was less than impressed with. Instead of chucking it out at the time, I thought it could be ‘repurposed’ when the time was right.

Well, that time came sooner rather than later and it was great to be able to put the cake to good use. These miniature Christmas Pudding Truffles ended up being tasty little morsels and a fun addition to the table. I loved the slight kick of brandy and, in fact, would add more next time. However, if you’re planning on serving these to young kids, I suggest you use orange juice instead. Enjoy!



Get into the holiday spirit with these festive Christmas Pudding Truffles! Rich fruitcake, dark chocolate, and a hint of brandy combine in these bite-sized treats. Finished with a white chocolate drizzle and colorful cherries, they're perfect for gifting or enjoying yourself…roll in cocoa or finely chopped nuts for a different finish.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 50 Truffles
Calories 35 kcal



  • 28.2 oz light fruitcake, coarsely chopped
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp brandy (or other preferred liquor)
  • 7 oz white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Red & green glace cherries, thinly sliced, to decorate


  • Process the cake in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
  • Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir with a metal spoon until the chocolate melts and is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and brandy to the cake crumbs and process until well combined.
  • Line a tray with non-stick baking paper. Roll about 2 teaspoonfuls (I weighed the mixture, aiming for about 18 grams each) of cake mixture into a ball (you get a nice smooth pudding-like ball if you dunk your hands in a bowl of warm water from time to time, dry them a little so that your hands are still moist and roll). Place the balls on the prepared tray. Repeat with remaining cake mixture. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir with a metal spoon until the chocolate melts and is smooth.
  • Spoon the melted white chocolate into a piping bag or a small sealable plastic bag (if using a plastic bag, cut 1 corner from the bag to make a small hole). Drizzle over each truffle and top with the glace cherries (making sure you do so before the chocolate sets).
  • Store the truffles in the fridge.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Christmas Pudding, Truffles
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


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    Bite sized yumminess They look so tempting!!

  2. Such the cutest little things. I am way behind this year and have a weekend full of making different truffles that I usually make at Christmas and freeze till needed.

  3. So cute! They’re lovely… Thanks for sharing! And merry Xmas! 🙂


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