White Christmas Recipe

A classic White Christmas recipe made with just 6 ingredients – white chocolate, Rice Bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds… all in less than 10 minutes!

A stack of white christmas chocolate slice with dried fruit and nuts.

When it comes to classic Christmas recipes, it doesn’t get much more old fashioned than this sweet White Christmas recipe made with dried fruit and nuts! It makes the perfect Christmas food gift, or add it to a hamper with our Homemade Baileys Irish Cream, 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake, Christmas Fudge and White Chocolate Rocky Road!

A close up of pieces of White Christmas slice

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  1. It makes the perfect foodie gift on it’s own or as part of a Christmas hamper
  2. It takes just 10 minutes to make… which means there’s no excuse not to whip up a batch (or 5!!!) right NOW!
  3. Only 6 basic ingredients are needed – you might even have them sitting in your pantry
  4. It can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 1 week
  5. It’s a super quick and easy recipe to whip up and have in the fridge for when unexpected visitors arrive!
A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 

The Ingredients For White Christmas

  • white chocolate – because this is the main ingredient in this recipe, it’s important to use a good quality white chocolate (such as Cadbury, Whittakers, Hersheys, Lindt or Nestle)… trust me – a good quality chocolate makes ALL the difference!! I recommend using cooking chocolate or chocolate melts as they melt the easiest.
  • dried cranberries – also known as craisins. These can be purchased from the dried fruit section of your supermarket.
  • toasted slivered almonds – you can buy raw slivered almonds and toast them in a frying pan over low heat on the stovetop, or you can purchase pre-toasted slivered almonds.
  • sultanas
  • desiccated coconut – this is a fine coconut that can be purchased in packets from the supermarket.
  • rice bubbles – or you can use any brand of puffed rice such as Rice Krispies.
The ingredients needed for White Christmas slice.

10 Minute Melt & Mix Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make this recipe…

Simply melt and white chocolate and stir through the add-ins! Too easy, right!?

Let me walk you through the simple steps:

Step 1 – Melt The Chocolate

You can do this step in the microwave or Thermomix (as per my instructions below) or in a double boiler on the stovetop.

White chocolate baking melts in a glass bowl.

Step 2 – Add The Remaining Ingredients

Add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine until all of the dried fruits, nuts and Rice Bubbles are coated with the melted chocolate.

Rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, almonds, coconut and melted white chocolate in a bowl.
Rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, almonds, coconut and melted white chocolate mixed with a spatula in a bowl.

Step 3 – Press Into Tin

Press the mixture firmly into the prepared baking tin and chill in the fridge.

White Christmas slice being pressed into a baking tin lined with baking paper.

White Christmas Recipe Notes

Substitutions

This is an incredibly versatile recipe, so you can change things up to suit your taste preference:

  • toasted slivered almonds can be substituted with pistachios, macadamias or roasted almonds
  • sultanas can be substituted with raisins (or left out if preferred)
  • dried cranberries and sultanas can be substituted with mixed dried fruit
  • you can use any brand of puffed rice in place of the Rice Bubbles

Tips

  • you can melt the chocolate in the microwave (see my tips here), in a Thermomix, or on a double boiler on the stovetop
  • you can make this slice up to 1 week ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge
  • use a good quality white chocolate to get the best possible tasting White Christmas recipe
  • chill the slice in the fridge for a minimum of 3-4 hours (preferably overnight)
  • cut into slices using a small and sharp serrated knife
A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 

FAQ

Can I use dark or milk chocolate?

While White Christmas is traditionally made with white chocolate, you can substitute it with milk or dark chocolate if you prefer.

Can this be added to food hampers at Christmas?

Absolutely! As long as you don’t live in a super hot climate, my White Christmas recipe will be fine being stored at room temperature in a hamper.

Can I make this nut-free?

Yes absolutely! Simply omit the almonds and coconut and replace with extra dried fruit.

Can kids make this recipe?

This is a fantastic recipe for kids to make! You will need to assist younger children with melting the chocolate, but apart from that, this is a great recipe for your little ones to make on their own!

More Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Our White Christmas Slice makes the perfect homemade foodie gift… but if you’d like even more recipes to give to family, friends, neighbours and teachers at Christmas, then check out our collection of food gift recipes here. 

Images of Christmas desserts and recipes that can be given as homemade gifts in a recipe book titled 25+ Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

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A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 

White Christmas Slice

A classic White Christmas recipe made with just 6 ingredients – white chocolate, Rice Bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds… all in less than 10 minutes! 
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: bars and slices
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: white christmas slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 451kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g white chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups (45g) Rice Bubbles or any puffed rice
  • 160 g dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 140 g sultanas
  • 120 g slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line a 20cm x 28cm rectangular slice tin and set aside. 
  • Melt the white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl (on 50% power for 3-4 minutes or until melted – stir every 30 seconds). 
  • Add the Rice Bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, slivered almonds and desiccated coconut and stir to combine. 
  • Spoon into the prepared tin and press down firmly. 
  • Place into the fridge for 3-4 hours (preferably overnight) before cutting into slices. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line a 20cm x 28cm rectangular slice tin and set aside. 
  • Place the white chocolate into a clean and dry Thermomix bowl. Melt for 3-4 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2. 
  • Add the Rice Bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, slivered almonds and desiccated coconut and mix on Reverse, Speed 2 until combined (you'll need to use the spatula to help mix). 
  • Spoon into the prepared tin and press down firmly. Place into the fridge for 3-4 hours (preferably overnight) before cutting into slices. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Substitutions
This is an incredibly versatile recipe, so you can change things up to suit your taste preference:
  • toasted slivered almonds can be substituted with pistachios, macadamias or roasted almonds
  • sultanas can be substituted with raisins (or left out if preferred)
  • dried cranberries and sultanas can be substituted with mixed dried fruit
  • you can use any brand of puffed rice in place of the Rice Bubbles
Tips
  • you can melt the chocolate in the microwave (see my tips here), in a Thermomix, or on a double boiler on the stovetop
  • you can make this slice up to 1 week ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge
  • use a good quality white chocolate to get the best possible tasting White Christmas Slice
  • chill the slice in the fridge for a minimum of 3-4 hours (preferably overnight)
  • cut into slices using a small and sharp serrated knife

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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4 Comments
  1. Cal says:

    5 stars
    Lovely recipe! Will definitely make some for Christmas (I’m spending it on my own yet again) to cheer myself up.
    Best wishes,
    Cal

    1. Lucy says:

      I hope you have a nice Christmas and can enjoy some yummy food!

  2. Gloria says:

    Thank you for the recipe An old favorite which I hadn’t the exact measurements\ingredients to.

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