No-Bake Chocolate Yule Log with Chocolate Mushrooms
Assemble an impressive yule log with chocolate wafers, marmalade and whipped cream, garnished with chocolate 'mushrooms' of kisses topped with nonpareils.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1pint heavy cream
- 3tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau, divided
- 1tablespoon sugar
- ¾cup low-sugar orange marmalade
- 1(9 ounce) box Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
- 8nonpareils (or use chocolate stars or small Peppermint Patties)
- 8dark chocolate kisses, foil removed
- 1(6 ounce) container raspberries
Step 1Beat cream, cocoa, 3 Tbs. liqueur and sugar to stiff peaks in a large bowl. Set aside. Mix marmalade with 2 Tbs. liqueur in a medium bowl. Select a platter long and wide enough to fit a 12-inch yule log with two 'knots.'
Step 2On flat side of the first wafer, spread a scant teaspoon of marmalade and 1 1/2 tsps. of the cream mixture over entire surface, then top with another wafer, flat side up. Repeat until you have about 3 inches of wafers. Stand stack on its side at a slight angle on the serving platter. Keep adding to log until 16 wafers remain.
Step 3Stack 8 wafers, also on a slight angle, on each side of the log to form two knots.
Step 4Spread remaining whipped cream mix over whole log, coating completely, then create 'bark' by running fork tines along the log and each knot. Cover gently with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
Step 5Using a toothpick or ice pick, make a small hole in the bottom of each nonpareil. Stick a chocolate kiss into each hole to form mushrooms. Decorate log with clusters of mushrooms, and scatter raspberries around the platter. Slice and serve.