Plum pudding truffles

Gift your friends and family these cute-as plum pudding truffles this Christmas. Made with fruit cake and mixed spice, they’re sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.



Note: + Chilling & setting time



  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream
  • 100g Coles Iced Fruit Cake Slice, icing removed, cake crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 200g milk chocolate melts, melted
  • 50g white chocolate melts, melted
  • Red and green Mars M&M’s Minis, to decorate



Place the chocolate and cream in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir for 5 mins or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add fruit cake and mixed spice. Use a metal spoon to stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until the mixture is firm.


Line a baking tray with baking paper. Roll 2-tsp portions of mixture into balls. Place on the lined tray. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.


Place the milk chocolate in a small bowl. Use a fork to dip 1 truffle into the milk chocolate, shaking off excess. Transfer to the lined tray. Repeat with the remaining truffles and milk chocolate. Set aside to set.


Place the white chocolate in a sealable plastic bag. Cut off 1 corner. Pipe a little white chocolate onto each truffle. Top with M&M’s to decorate. Set aside for 30 mins to set.

Get ahead

Make the truffles up to 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

How do I coat truffles?

The trick is to use a fork to lower them into the melted chocolate. Then turn to coat and lift out, tapping the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Dietary information


Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.