All the flavours and look of a Christmas pudding with none of the baking. Around this time of ear our ovens get a bit of a workout so lets not add another recipe to the list shall we?
This No Bake Christmas Pudding combines Christmas cake fruit mix, crushed arrowroot biscuits, chopped walnuts held together with a chocolate mixture that is then set in the fridge. Top it all off with white chocolate and a glace cherry and you have yourself a merry little Christmas indeed.
I was inspired by a no bake Malteser Christmas pudding cake I saw floating around the internet last year. For the life of me I haven’t been able to find it since (if you know what I’m talking about please link it in the comments). The idea for a no bake Christmas pudding stuck in my mind so I set myself a task and this is the result!
Now, I’m not a fan of chocolate and fruit together. Nor am I a fan of Christmas pudding. But I really don’t mind this no bake Christmas pudding. I really, really don’t mind it at all… It’s almost like a Christmas version of a hedgehog slice.
The white chocolate brings a lovely sweetness but it is mostly for aesthetic purposes. As are the glace cherries but they are necessary because just look at how cute the pudding turns out!
To get the ‘Christmas pudding shape’ I lined a small stainless steel mixing bowl with cling wrap and placed the Christmas pudding mix in there to set. The cling wrap then slips out of the bowl like a dream and peels off the set pudding with no mess and no fuss. Man I sound like a cling wrap commercial… Unfortunately, it works.
- 1 Cup Dried Christmas Cake Fruit Mix
- 1 Packet Arrowroot Biscuits use Graham Crackers instead if you don't have arrowroot
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa
- 50 g Butter
- 250 g Dark Chocolate
- 150 g White Chocolate Melted
- 1-4 Glace Cherries
- Crush the arrowroot biscuits and add the dried fruit and walnuts in a large bowl.
- In a saucepan melt the sugar, water, cocoa, butter and dark chocolate together until smooth.
- Pour over the dry ingredients and mix together.
- Line a small bowl with cling wrap and pour the mixture into the bowl and press in evenly.
- Allow the pudding to set for at least an hour but preferably two.
- Once set, pull out the pudding and peel of the cling wrap.
- Melt the white chocolate and pour over the top of the pudding in a Christmas pudding type of design.
- Top with the glace cherries and serve!