Ah, it’s nearly here – Christmas Day. It’s mine and Hungry Hubby’s most awaited holiday of the year and we totally get swept away by every twinkly light, the pseudo-secretive shopping trips to hide gifts from each other and the ever-present platefuls of festive food to buoy spirits through the dark days of winter.
Daddums has always said the years go faster with every passing year and this year is frightening me just a smidge as I look at my almost full Advent Calendar and the to-do list sat in front of it with an uncomfortable amount of things left to do before the Big Day arrives.
Luckily, my Nutella Christmas Pudding Truffles are no bake and simple to prepare so you can cross off picking up a last minute gift, or buying some petit fours for your festive parties and dinners, from your own list right now. I suspect most of us will have the ingredients in the cupboard anyhoo (well, Nutella somehow doesn’t last in my cupboard all *that* long)…
Truffles are almost universally appealing, no matter how you present them. They’re best kept in the fridge until about 30 minutes before you plan to eat them to take the chill off but you could definitely let them stand on a plate for the evening without them melting (unless you’re in Australia perhaps!).
Like macarons, I think if you’re going to the effort of making these dinky dot little sweet treats, you’d be making the best use of your time to make a big batch and squirrel some away for a later date. If you are reading this post-Christmas, just drizzle the white chocolate haphazardly, Jackson Pollock style and omit the holly sprinkles.
You can freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months so you could be sneaky and tuck them under the frozen broccoli and help yourself one by one as the need for a little summin’ summin’ chocolatey creeps up upon you, the family need never know they are there… 😉
Peanut butter and jelly fans should try these truffles out – they are simply the classiest way to get a PB&J hit in the form of a festive truffle.
Merry Christmas Everyone – don’t forget to check out the rest of my Christmas Recipes and also my Christmas Dinner Making Schedule post to help you plan your special day so it goes off without a hitch xxx