White Christmas is a delightful no-bake confection where Rice Krispies and coconut provide a satisfying crunch, colorful candied fruit adds a touch of sweetness, and slivered almonds offer a nutty depth It's a simple, no-bake recipe that is quick to prepare.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Festive Delight: It's fruity, it's nutty, and it's smooth and sweet. It's an easy recipe for the Christmas time of year.
- Variety of Textures: Enjoy a delightful combination of crunchy Rice Krispies and coconut, chewy candied cherries and tart cranberries, fruits, and smooth, creamy white chocolate.
- No Bake Convenience: The hardest part of this recipe is melting the chocolate - really this White Christmas slice recipe is simple!
- Customizable: Want to add some crunchy pistachios? Don't want to add sweet coconut? This recipe is easy to alter to your tastes.
- Fun Treat to Share: Place small pieces of the White Christmas candy in a parchment paper lined tin and give it out as gifts or add it to cookie trays.
Ingredients in White Christmas
- slivered almonds, toasted
- green candied cherries
- red candied cherries
- Rice Krispies cereal
- white chocolate
- golden raisins
- coconut flakes
- vanilla extract
- dried cranberries
How to Make This White Christmas Recipe
Line a 7x11 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
The first step to making this White Christmas recipe is to chop the candied green and red cherries. Once they are chopped, add them to a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the Rice Krispies cereal, golden raisins, and coconut flakes.
If toasting the almonds, add them to a saucepan and heat over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. When toasted, add them to the bowl with the candied fruit.
Using a double boiler or a microwave safe heatproof bowl, add the white chocolate and melt according to the package directions.
Once melted and smooth stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the melted chocolate into the large bowl with the other ingredients and stir to combine.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth it out evenly.
Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours before slicing.
Substitutions and Variations
- White Chocolate: As the binding agent in this White Christmas recipe this is one ingredient you don't want to alter. Choose a good quality white chocolate!
- Dried Fruit: Classic options include cranberries or sultanas, but feel free to incorporate chopped dates, apricots, or even candied peels for a zesty kick.
- Nuts: Slivered almonds are in the classic White Christmas recipe but pistachios are common choices, and walnuts or pecans are great choices as well.
- Vanilla: Vanilla enhances the flavor in this recipe and using pure vanilla extract is ideal.
Storing White Christmas Candy
The ingredients in this recipe are shelf stable and when wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container, it will easily last for up to 4 days at room temperature.
For longer storage, this White Christmas candy can be stored for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
When stored in the refrigerator, make sure to let it come to room temperature before enjoying it.
What You Need to Make White Christmas
- 7x11 baking dish - If you want thicker slices, use aluminum foil to create a barrier and cut off ⅓ of the baking dish.
- Parchment paper - Parchment paper is a must for easy removal and easy cleanup.
- Double boiler - A double boiler is extremely helpful when melting chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the essential ingredients for a traditional White Christmas dessert?
The essential ingredients for a traditional White Christmas dessert typically include rice cereal, coconut, and candied fruits.
What's the origin of the White Christmas?
The White Christmas dessert originated in Australia and has become a festive treat enjoyed during the holiday season. Its snowy appearance symbolizes the traditional Northern Hemisphere Christmas, despite Australia celebrating the holiday during the summer.
- 20 ounces white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
- ⅓ cup green candied cherries
- ⅓ cup red candied cherries
- 1 ½ cup Rice Krispies cereal
- ⅓ cup golden raisins
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- Line a 7x11 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- Chop the candied green and red cherries. Once they are chopped, add them to a large mixing bowl.
- Stir in the Rice Krispies cereal, golden raisins, dried cranberries, and coconut flakes.
- If toasting the almonds, add them to a saucepan and heat over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. When toasted, add them to the bowl with the candied fruit.
- Using a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl, add the white chocolate and melt according to the package directions.
- Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the large bowl with the other ingredients and stir to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth it out evenly.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours before slicing.
- If you want thicker slices, use aluminum foil to create a barrier and cut off ⅓ of the baking dish, or use a smaller dish.
- Line your dish with parchment paper to make it easy to pull the candy out and to slice easier,
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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