Christmas trolls ~ recipe

This is based on a recipe I used for my daughter’s Frozen party last year. We thought it would be fun to create some red and green trolls to help us have a delicious Christmas, and it was worth the experiment as they tasted yummy!Christmas trolls on a plate

 

Christmas trolls

Ingredients:

ingredients for Christmas trolls400g chocolate chip biscuits (about 2 packets)
250 g cream cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons dried cranberries
200g white chocolate (a bit more would be easier but 1 packet will just make it!)
red jelly crystals (most actually look pink or purple)
green jelly crystals (we used lime)

Method:

Crush the biscuits into crumbs (use a rolling pin to smash them or a blender – I used my red hand blender from Tupperware).

Add in the cream cheese, cranberries and 1 tablespoon of green jelly crystals, and mix until they are all blended together.mixing ingredients for Christmas trolls

Form the mixture into balls. Ideally, put them in the fridge for a little while as it makes them easier to work with if chilled.Rolling dough balls ot make Christmas trolls

Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl.

Roll each ball into the melted chocolate until it is covered.

transferring balls from chocolate to jelly

using a spoon to transfer the troll balls from the melted chocolate to the jelly plate.

little figners coated in melted chocolate

Rolling balls in chocolate can lead to messy little fingers!

Roll the ball in jelly crystals – you can make some balls red and some green, or use both colours on each ball. This is the messy bit, especially if little hands get involved 🙂

chocolate coated troll sitting on jelly crystals

Pop each ball on the jelly crystals then roll to coat – it doesn’t look this neat for long!

Pop them on a plate and the leave the plate in the fridge for half an hour or so to set.

Four chocolate Christmas trolls on a plate

Four chocolate Christmas trolls on a plate

Gently break off any dripped chocolate to make the tolls look nicer. remember to store these in the fridge (if they last that long!)

Alternatives:

To add more Christmas colour to the balls while eating them, you could also mix in some cut up green lollies (spearmint leaves would give a minty taste, while jelly babies or snakes would add sweetness and texture).

Instead of rolling the balls in jelly crystals (which give colour and glisten), you could try

  • adding food colours to the melted chocolate (use cake decorating quality dyes or it will set the chocolate)
  • using red and green sprinkles (1oos and 1000s) to roll the balls in
  • leaving the balls white and sticking some red and green on top like holly (as we did in the Christmas Royal puddings) and call them Christmas presents or Christmas puddings!

These are yummy so I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

16 Responses to Christmas trolls ~ recipe

  • oportosanto says:

    I have to say that these look totally delicious and gotta love the name, Christmas trolls! I am already seeing my kids helping me baking me and crying for more trolls! 😎

  • HappyKoi says:

    These look delicious! I like the idea of using jelly candies in them. They would also be fun sprinkled with coloured candies or edible glitter. It might even be fun to use chocolate chips to make snowman faces on them (which would also be great for a Frozen party). Thanks for sharing this!

  • larryl332 says:

    Seems like a delicious little treat to be able to put out for some guests. I am always looking for more things like this, so this is really perfect for me. I am not the best baker, but I have a feeling I can pull this one off.

  • clair02 says:

    I am so going to enjoy making these with my five year old daughter. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • eduguy says:

    Food looks good, recipe is easy to make! Perfect for making with kids! I don’t have the ingredients required, but I’ll definitely bookmark this.

    • Hope you have fun making them, eduguy, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy eating them! I might just have to make some more this weekend actually, especially as we have a long weekend coming up!

  • oportosanto says:

    Leaving snacks to Santa is something I never did, but it has to be something very exciting for the kids. Baking something with the kids and leaving it for Santa is something they would love to do. 🙂

    • It is a lot of fun – I love watching them get so excited as they carefully arrange the food on a plate and lay it all out for Santa – some years my kids have also left a letter or card for him, too – and then some water and hay or carrots for the boomers.

      I also think it is teaching good manners – Santa is a visitor and he is leaving them gifts, so it’s good for the kids to leave something for Santa, too. And they learn even more if they make the snack themselves!

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