Cheery Mistmas!

I love these final few days before Christmas….

When there’s a little merriment in the air

There’s an expectation of something wonderful to come…

Children are excited, families are getting together…

And the world is generally a happy place.


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Back in 2007 I shared my secret recipe for my renowned Chocolate Cherry Truffles… our families Christmas favourite and a little bit of fun!

And year after year I receive dozens of requests for it…

So here it is once again….

my little bit of Christmas fun!

The secret to these delightful truffles is in the soaking of the glace cherries!!!

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Dice the glace cherries and soak in a cup of brandy for one hour.

To be sure the brandy is of the highest quality, pour one cup of brandy and drink.


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While the cherries soak, crush one packet of Marie biscuits and place in a barge lowl.

At this point it is best to make sure the brandy is still okay……

…try another cup just in case.


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Combine brushed ciscuits, cocoa and your nuts in the barge lowl.

Sample the brandy for tonsisticity.


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Add the tin of the milky stuff and pir with a stoon…….or something like that.

Who Cares!!!

Check the brandy again.


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When berries have absorbed the chandy, add to barge lowl.

Stir the mixture and try not to fall over.


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Pop the barge lowl into the fridge thingy to chill while you have a lie down.

Later on, loll mixture into ball smalls and coat in chocolate.


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Cheery Mistmas !!!!!!


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  1. Nothing like getting in to the spirit eh Kerryanne lol. Love your little bit of Christmas cheer. Keep the ‘merry’ going. Love Mary. xo

  2. Thanks for the giggles! That recipe sounds yummy! Loved the directions, you know how to have a good time! Cheery Mistmas!

  3. Cheery (hic) Mistmas t’you too gorgeous!!!!! What a treat to see your pretty smiling face! :-) . Loves ya!! Vik xxxxxxx

  4. You look very festive Kerryanne…hope you had enough brandy left for the choccies **giggle**
    Thank you for another wonderful “Simply Christmas” and wishing you & yours all the very best for the Holidays.
    Toni xx

  5. A very MERRY & cheery :) CHRISTMAS, dear Kerryanne!!!!!

    Hugs Jade

  6. You crack me up Kerryanne. Too cute. These sound yummy and a whole lot of fun to make!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Enjoy.

  7. Well that sure looks like fun! Merry Christmas Kerryanne!

  8. Berry Christmas – may your ways be full of beer! Cheers Kerryanne!

  9. too cute, kerryanne! love the pics–you look fabulous! have a wonderful christmas!

  10. Merry Christmas Kerryanne.

  11. HOW SPECTACULAR!!!!!! If you weren’t clear across the world I would be over right now!!!! : ) You just made my morning and now I have to make some cherries : ) LOL!!!!! Tons of hugs and love to you and yours…Looking forward to spending the New Year with you! ENJOY! and BLESSING!!!!

  12. A very festive post!! Have a very Merry Christmas, Kerryanne!!

  13. This is the best, Kerryanne! You look like you’re having too much fun! ;)
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  14. You’re too funny!! Merry Christmas…

  15. As soon as I stop laughing, I’ll be pinning your fun recipe. I can’t wait to drink, I mean try, it! Merry Christmas!

  16. Awww how adorable you are…. Hugs Beverly

  17. LOL ok now you sound like my grandmother when she was making her famous Christmas cake. She often sampled the Bourbon and Brandy she soaked her Christmas cooking in..
    This recipe sounds yummy, I will have to try it.

  18. These sound delish! I think I will need to try these some time.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Lynnie

  19. This is freakin hilarious Kerryanne! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

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