An Australian Christmas dessert, that is a sweat crumbly slice eaten over Christmas time or given as gifts. Our recipe for white Christmas is below.
Origin Of White Christmas Slice
White Christmas is an Australian dessert.
known as a mixture of raisins, glacé cherries, desiccated coconut, icing sugar, milk powder, and Rice Bubbles. Including, hydrogenated coconut oil (such as the brand Copha) as the binding ingredient.
To prepare, the hydrogenated oil is melted and combined with the dry ingredients. Then, the mixture is poured into a rectangular baking tin and left to set. Usually in the refrigerator. Once set, it is cut into squares for eating.
It is a popular Christmas food item, especially as it can easily be made by children.
White Christmas Slice
- baking tin
- 500 g White Chocolate Melts
- 1 1/2 cups Rice Bubbles
- 100 g Red Glacèd Cherries Halved
- 160 g Almonds roasted, halved
- 160 g Sultanas
- 1 cup Desiccated Coconut (90g)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Line a 30cm x 20cm (base) baking pan with baking paper. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let bowl touch water).
- Fold in the remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down with a large metal spoon. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set
- Turn slice onto a chopping board. Using a knife that has been dipped in hot water, cut into squares. Serve.
Suggestions For White Christmas
Try raspberry lollies instead of cherries for a more child-friendly version. Alternatively, omit almonds for a nut-free version. Use sugar-free chocolate for a keto version and dairy-free chocolate for both fodmap and dairy-free versions. Gluten-free only needs gluten-free rice bubbles.
Every year the family would make white Christmas together taking turns in the different tasks. As there is no cooking involved, it makes it a family-friendly treat from the start. From December 1st all our treats would start to be made and white Christmas was no exception. In fact, we made it several times throughout December whenever we ran out.
As I grew older and moved out of home I started making big batches of these to give as presents for people along with other Christmas goodies. They make great thank you gifts for teachers, colleagues, secret Santa, etc.
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