White Christmas is an Aussie favourite for the holiday season. Get festive with this quick and simple sweet treat that is perfect to whip up after dinner.
What is in White Christmas?
White Christmas is traditionally made from a base of 6 ingredients – glace cherries, almonds, desiccated coconut, rice bubbles, sultanas and melted Copha. In this recipe, the Copha is replaced with a delicious melted white chocolate to add an element of luxury to this Aussie classic!
Where did the dessert White Christmas originate?
Although we don't have a White Christmas in Australia, the dessert White Christmas actually originates from here! Made up of typical Aussie household ingredients like sultanas and Copha, this dessert is easy to make and delicious to eat!
How long can you keep White Christmas?
You can keep White Christmas for up to two weeks in the fridge. It must be kept cold in an airtight container.
Can I freeze White Christmas?
You can freeze White Christmas – the best way to do it is by wrapping it in baking paper and storing it in an airtight container. It will keep in the freezer for up to two months!
500g white chocolate, chopped
2½ cups rice bubbles
1 cup desiccated coconut, plus 1 Tbsp extra for sprinkling
120g bag blanched almonds, roasted, roughly chopped
200g bag mixed or red glace cherries
½ cup sultanas or raisins
¼ cup pistachios, finely chopped
Grease and line a 20 x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper.
Melt chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl on 50% power (MEDIUM), in 15 second bursts until melted and smooth.
Add rice bubbles, coconut, almonds, glace cherries and raisins or sultanas into melted chocolate mixture. Stir gently to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to level and compact the mixture in.
Sprinkle with pistachios and extra coconut. Refrigerate for 30 mins to set.
Remove pan from fridge 5-10 minutes before slicing into pieces (see tip).
Allowing White Christmas to stand for 10 mins before slicing makes it easier to cut.
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