Rice Krispie Christmas Puds

  • 25MINS
  • 28KCAL

Christmas party canapés wouldn't be complete without some sweet treats, and these slimming-friendly Rice Krispie Christmas Puds are perfect if you are counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories28
  • Carbs0.5g
  • Protein0.05g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars0.5g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Rice Krispie Christmas Puds are the perfect Christmas party canapé treat and are great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

It’s important when you’re making these to let them set before you try shaping them into balls, otherwise you’ll end up in a sticky, chocolate mess – just like we did the first time we made this recipe!

You can decorate these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds however you like. We’ve used berry coloured sugar balls and some tiny herb leaves, but you can also buy ready-made edible holly leaves which would look really pretty too!

What diets are these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds suitable for?

This Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Rice Krispies

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Rice Krispie Christmas Puds?

No, you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make these tasty treats.

How many calories are in these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds?

There are 28 calories per portion in this Rice Krispie Christmas Puds, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Rice Krispie Christmas Puds recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Halve the Mars Bars and put into a microwaveable bowl with the reduced fat spread. Microwave in short bursts until melted.

Step 2

Fold the Coco Pops into the chocolate mixture, ensuring that the are all fully coated.

Step 3

Onto a tray place 30 small heaps of the mixture. Place in the fridge for around 15 minutes until it has firmed up. Shape into balls.

Step 4

Melt the white chocolate and drizzle a little over each ball. Decorate with sugar balls and herb leaves, or some ready made edible holly decorations to make them look like Christmas Puddings!

What could I serve with these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds?

Our Rice Krispie Christmas Puds are a great addition to a Christmas party buffet and work really well when served alongside the following:

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How do you know when these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds are ready?

You’ll need to heat the Mars Bars and reduced fat margarine spread until melted.

Once you’ve combined the melted chocolate with the Rice Krispies, you’ll need to pop the mix in the fridge for around 15 minutes until it has firmed up.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can you make these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds any other way?

If you don’t have a microwave then you could always melt the Mars Bars and chocolate by placing them in a heat proof bowl and putting the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (make sure that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl!).

How long can you store these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds for?

You should keep these Rice Krispie Christmas Puds in an airtight container. They should keep for 3-4 days (if you can resist them!).

Can I freeze Rice Krispie Christmas Puds?

No, this recipe is not suitable for freezing.

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Rice Krispie Christmas Puds

Christmas party canapés wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats, and these slimming-friendly Rice Krispie Christmas Puds are perfect if you are counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 28
  • Carbs 0.5G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Coco Pops
  • 4 funsize Mars Bars around 78g in total
  • 2 tsp reduced fat spread
  • 25 grams white chocolate

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Instructions

  1. Halve the Mars Bars and put into a microwaveable bowl with the reduced fat spread. Microwave in short bursts until melted.
  2. Fold the Coco Pops into the chocolate mixture, ensuring that the are all fully coated.
  3. Onto a tray place 30 small heaps of the mixture. Place in the fridge for around 15 minutes until it has firmed up. Shape into balls.
  4. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle a little over each ball. Decorate with sugar balls and herb leaves, or some ready made edible holly decorations to make them look like Christmas Puddings!

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Eleanor KnowlesMonday 17th December 2018

I made these today for taster/party night tonight, they worked really well. Many thanks for the recipe. I found tiny Christmas tree sprinkles at Waitrose that worked well as holly leaves and freeze dried raspberry pieces for the berries. Happy Christmas!

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Julie dimmickSunday 9th December 2018

Does any body know the amounts to use as it dosnt say I know it says four fun size mars bars but how much coco pop and how much flora light

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JadeThursday 6th December 2018

Hi just wondering what the shelf life would be for the mini puddings as I’d like to make some as Christmas gifts

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Linda ReillySaturday 1st December 2018

Hi, would you know the weight of the fun size Mars or the total weight of the Mars used. I wont be able to buy the fun size bars locally but would be able to buy a bar and measure. Thanks.

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Amanda TarrantTuesday 30th October 2018

Hi there, do you think it would be okay if I made these on Wednesday evening for taster night on Thursday evening or would they go too soft or too hard?

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AlisonSunday 17th December 2017

Can’t wait to make these for my taster Xmas party, I was going to use raspberry seeds for the berries, hope they look as good as yours. Thanks x

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Anne BellieuThursday 19th October 2017

Where would I get the sugar balls from?

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MechelleSunday 15th October 2017

These went down a storm at my early Christmas party this week. I’m making these for a third time this week. This time for my kids. Thankyou.

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RebeccaWednesday 11th October 2017

Mine were also too sticky to roll into balls, even after over an hour in the fridge, so I’ve popped them in the freezer and hope that works ???? maybe the balance of chocolate to caramel isn’t quite right? Would 2 normal sized mars bars work better?

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LisaTuesday 10th October 2017

How did you roll them into balls? Mine were too sticky. Just ended up being crispy cakes ????
Really want to make these for the party.

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    Emma TTuesday 10th October 2017

    Hi Lisa,

    If you wait for it to cool slightly then it won’t be quite so sticky. You could also try putting it into mini pastry cases to hold it in the right place ????

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SallyTuesday 10th October 2017

What white choclate did u use please

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DawnTuesday 10th October 2017

Hi what’s the instructions please

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EmmaMonday 9th October 2017

What did everyone use as holly decoration??

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Lizzie & CarolMonday 9th October 2017

Me and my Mom have made these today ready for taster tomorrow they are easy to make and taste amazing. Will be making them again for Christmas and they will be great to make with kids. Thank you for all your amazing recipes and ideas ????????????????????❤

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GlenysMonday 9th October 2017

They look great may try them for our taster day on Wednesday thanks for all your hard work and recipes I couldn’t do this without them they are a godsend ????????

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CarolSaturday 7th October 2017

Are they a petite four size please. Are the heaps about a teaspoonful? Thanks

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Tracey ColeTuesday 20th December 2016

Could you please send me the recipe. I cannot seem to load it. Many thanks. X

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Diane BarlowSaturday 19th November 2016

Could u please send me the recipes, it would be very much appreciated. Many thanks diane Barlow. X

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Petal holtFriday 18th November 2016

Wow these are absolutely beautiful thank you so much for sharing your recipes xxx all my family love them thank you xxx

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Liz PhillipsSunday 16th October 2016

Made the Xmas puddings for our s/w taster night. Everyone loved them. Had to make an extra batch for my husband. Love your recipes. X

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HarrietFriday 14th October 2016

Made these yesterday for taster – group absolutely loved them, thank you!

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