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Close of view of side of white Christmas showing pretty ingredients inside, large red cherries, white almonds, cranberries and rice bubbles, set in white chocolate.

White Christmas

Author: Sarah Brooks
This easy no bake white Christmas recipe is a delicious update on a classic Aussie dessert. With white chocolate, crunchy cereal and tangy red cranberries, it makes a pretty addition to any Christmas dessert table and fantastic homemade Christmas gifts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Setting time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 30 pieces, approx
Calories 411 kcal


  • Deep baking tray, approx. 8 x 12 inches (20 x 30 cm)


  • ¾ cup (110gms) blanched almonds *or your preferred white nuts
  • nearly 1 cup (150gms) glacé cherries *optional
  • 1 and ½ cups (50gms) rice bubbles or rice puffs
  • ¾ cup (50gms) desiccated coconut
  • 2 and ½ cups (300gms) dried cranberries
  • 4 and ¾ cups (750gms) white chocolate melts or buttons


  • 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.


Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 456mgFiber: 7gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 799IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Christmas, no bake
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