White Christmas Recipe
"An old favourite with a new twist ..."
A white Christmas recipe used to be made with copha and milk powder in its ingredients with red and green glace cherries for colour. It's colours always signify Christmas to me but I have to say I have never been that keen on its taste. To overcome this problem I now make my white Christmas using white chocolate with red and green lollies (candy) cut up to represent the jewels that decorate this old Christmas favourite.
I hope I can inspire you to use this white chocolate recipe to make a white Christmas tree the photograph is at the bottom of this page. This would really create Christmas magic and imagine how proud you will be when you say "I Made It Myself!"
Please read through the white Christmas recipe first before starting.
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300g white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup chopped red jelly lollies (candy)
1/4 cup chopped green jelly lollies(candy)
1 cup of rice bubbles
- In a medium size microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir until smooth. You may need a further 30 seconds.
- Mix through the remaining ingredients.
- spoon the white Christmas filling into paper cases and leave to set.
- All the ingredients should be chopped to roughly the same size and no bigger than double the size of the rice bubbles.
- If you have trouble with the lollies sticking once you have cut them mix them through the coconut first this should help keep them separated.
- You can use Christmas sprinkles to further decorate the tops but make sure you add them before the chocolate sets.
- If you are having a bright and colourful Christmas don't use just red and green lollies. Buying a bag of snakes gives a wonderful colour range to add to the white Christmas recipe.
- Any nuts can be used instead of the macadamias.
Do not try to re-melt the chocolate in the microwave once you have added all the ingredients. It just becomes one big sticky mess, believe me I know! If for some reason you are interrupted while making the white Christmas re-melt over a bowl of hot water.
Do you really want to do something spectacular with your white Christmas? I think this white chocolate tree is the answer. Use the recipe above and follow the instructions for my chocolate tree. Sprinkle with extra coconut and you have white Christmas magic!
Do you need more inspiration for chocolate treats this Christmas?
Christmas Chocolate is where I have pulled together all my recipes for this season. I think these snowman chocolate covered strawberries are adorable and I have had such a wonderful response to the recipe.