Line a deep baking tray with baking paper,
Lightly chop the blanched almonds. Cut the glacé cherries in half.
Add the rice bubbles, desiccated coconut, chopped almonds, dried cranberries and chopped cherries to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Melt the chocolate. I prefer to melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl in the microwave, in 30 to one and a half minute bursts, checking in between each burst and stirring as needed. This much chocolate took about ten minutes to melt in my microwave.
You can melt the white chocolate in a double boiler if you prefer, but make sure you don't get any water into the chocolate or it will seize and then you will have to start again with new chocolate.
Working quickly, add the melted white chocolate to the other ingredients. Mix well then tip into prepared baking tray. Lightly press and flatten into the tray to smooth the top.
Set aside until chocolate is completely cooled and set, approximatly two hours depending on how hot the room is. Remove from tray and carefully peel back the baking paper.
Cut into cubes using a large sharp knife.
Put onto a pretty Christmas plate and enjoy! Perfect to serve after a Christmas feast, as part of festive dessert bar or when friends and family pop over during the festive season. An excellent, easy no bake dessert for when you're asked to bring a plate.