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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.
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5 from 1 vote

White Christmas

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Setting time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Aussie Christmas dessert, Aussie dessert, Christmas dessert, cranberry dessert, easy Christmas dessert, easy dessert, easy no bake dessert, no bake, no bake dessert, white chocolate dessert, White Christmas recipe, White Christmas slice


  • 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.