No-Bake Chocolate Yule Log with Chocolate Mushrooms

No-Bake Chocolate Yule Log with Chocolate Mushrooms

USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson 0

"Assemble an impressive yule log with chocolate wafers, marmalade and whipped cream, garnished with chocolate 'mushrooms' of kisses topped with nonpareils."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 389 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat 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.'
  2. On 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.
  3. Stack 8 wafers, also on a slight angle, on each side of the log to form two knots.
  4. Spread 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.
  5. Using 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.
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We've been making this Bûche for the past 2 Christmas holidays. It's amazing how the flavors meld together when it rests! The wafers get soft and really incorporate themselves well. This log is nice and light-- not too sweet either. We use raspberry jam with a little liquor. The nonpareils and kisses are all extra stuff. Can't say enough positive about this one! :)


I made different yule logs over the past few years, and they all came out too dry and tasted so-so. I tried this one last year and it was a total hit. I didn't use the liquor (kids) or the marmalade.. I just basically made the recipe that's on the wafer box. It looked great and tasted so decadent. I'll be making it again this year. Thanks for the idea! Edited to add: when I make whipped cream I usually add a little instant pudding mix. Partly because it adds flavor and sweetness, but mostly because the gelatin stabilizes the whipped cream.


Outstanding and easy to make!