Five Favourite: Christmas Baking Recipes

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Guess what? There’s less than a month left till Christmas!

That fact will do one of two things – leave you bursting with excitement that the festive season is almost here or fill you with dread as your mind leaps to the dozens of things you need to tick off the list before then.

Whichever type of person you are, this post is here to help. I’m a firm believer that home baked treats make perfect Christmas gifts – after all, who doesn’t love unbundling a parcel to discover delicious treats? But the trick with Christmas baking is to be organised and get onto it before the madness of December really sets in – yip, that means now!

Luckily there are lots of delicious treats that not only make great gifts, but are quick to prepare and can be stored without any problems – here are five of my favourite Christmas baking ideas to get you started…

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Burrowing Bunny Truffles

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Bunnies are as much a part of Easter as eggs, chocolate and hot cross buns, so it only seemed right that they would feature in some of this year’s Easter baking. The trick? Deciding how!

Last year I made these adorable mint chocolate Easter bunnies, featuring puffy little mini-marshmallow tails. And I loved them – there’s just something about rabbit’s tails that gets me every time.

Those bunny-themed treats were super simple, so I wanted to make something a little more interesting this year – you know, jazz it up a bit. With this in mind I decided to make another ‘bunny bum’ treat – Burrowing bunny Oreo truffles!

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Christmas Pudding Truffles

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One of my favourite things to make at Christmas growing up were Mallowpuff chocolate puddings. You know the type – you drizzle a little white icing on top of a Mallowpuff, pop on a Jaffa and Spearmint leaf and you’re all finished! Super easy, super cute, and super festive.

Despite being significantly older now, the novelty of miniature Christmas treats has far from worn off. So this year I decided to make a slightly more grown up version of these Christmas treats – one that involves (ever so slightly) more preparation than opening a packet of biscuits!

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Oreo Truffles

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Today’s bakeless treat is a super simple one that you’ve likely seen (and tasted) before… Oreo truffles! I didn’t have the exact recipe she used on hand so I just muddled along, drawing on my mint slice truffles for inspiration. Luckily there’s not really anything you can do wrong with these little treats – it’s literally three ingredients! Well, plus sprinkles – and you definitely need sprinkles for added fun factor.

The process is simple: mix together Oreo crumbs and cream cheese, roll into balls and dip in chocolate. Not hard to master, right?

I hope you like them!

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Makes approx. 30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 450g Oreos (3 packets)
  • 250g cream cheese, cubed
  • 375g milk chocolate melts
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Method

  1. Place Oreos in food processor and blend until ground to a fine crumb. Add cream cheese and pulse until well combined and mixture clumps together.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls and place on lined baking tray. Place in fridge to firm for approx 15 minutes.
  3. Melt milk chocolate melts in microwave in 30 second bursts, mixing between each. Dip each truffle in chocolate using a fork, tapping off excess before replacing on lined baking tray. Finish with sprinkles.
  4. Place in fridge to set completely.