Moisten pudding, if necessary, with brandy. Crumble to make a softish mixture. Roll small amounts of mixture into balls.
Break chocolate into a glass bowl and place over a pot of simmering water. Stir to melt.
Dunk truffle balls into melted chocolate (using a toothpick to keep fingers off chocolate) and place on wax paper to set, toss with cocoa, icing sugar or toasted coconut.
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Stir crumbled Christmas pudding or cake into softened vanilla ice cream. Return to freezer. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop hardened ice cream into balls. Place on a paper-lined baking tray, drizzle with melted chocolate and return to freezer until ready to serve.
Mix equal quantities of moist chocolate cake or muffins with fruit mince, and roll into balls.