These cute little Christmas Royals look like teeny-tiny Christmas puddings and they are the perfect take-along party plate for busy Mums. They’re a similar concept to the Christmas Anzacs I made last year, but a bit more decadent and fancy-looking.
You can get these made in ten minutes, and they are the sort of ingredients you can have in the cupboard for a while so you can make them at the last minute.
Or let the kids work on them – it will take longer obviously but it’s an easy snack for them to make for Santa.
2x 200g Arnott’s Royals Biscuits
200g white chocolate
1 x 180g Smarties
1 x resealable or freezer bag
spearmint leaves, cut into about 6 slices
Take the biscuits out of the packet and lay them on board or plate. You can put them straight onto a serving plate if you trust you won’t make a mess (and that could depend on whether you have any little helpers or not!)
Melt white chocolate – over a pan of water will work but takes time and isn’t suitable with young children. So I just pop them into the microwave for about 70 seconds – test then repeat for 20 second bursts until they are nicely melted.
Pour the melted chocolate into the plastic bag. Snip off the corner of the bag. Of course, if you have a piping bag, just use that! You can drizzle the chocolate from a spoon but it does tend to get messy and takes longer so the chocolate will start to set.
Pipe (or drizzle) chocolate onto the top of each biscuit.
Pop a red smartie on top of the chocolate. Arrange two or three pieces of spearmint leave to be the holly leaves.
Let the chocolate set and serve 🙂
Sprinkle some halved spearmint leaves around the Christmas Royals for a pretty presentation.
Sometimes you can get Royals with a pink centre, too, and they are even better when it comes to making a Christmassy treat!
If you can’t get Royals, other chocolate biscuits can work (mint slices are an obvious option) but they don’t stand up as high to look like little Christmas puddings.