Nine Local News Regional Queensland presenter Samantha Heathwood says White Christmas Slice has always been synonymous with her family. “Last year my boys and I created the ultimate kid-friendly recipe packed full of lollie snakes, malt balls, white chocolate and the fluffiest of marshmallows. This year we are doing things a little more traditionally and embracing a family favourite traditional-style White Christmas recipe. The below is inspired by my mother’s recipe with a few tweaks to make it my own. Enjoy!”
White Christmas Slice
Published on November 23, 2018
- 1 cup (100g) sultanas
- 1/2 cup (100g) red glace cherries, quartered or Turkish delight (Samantha’s preferred substitute)
- 1/2 cup (80g) chopped pistachios
- 3 cups (110g) crispy rice cereal
- 2 cups (170g) desiccated coconut
- 500g white chocolate melts
- ¾ cup full-cream milk powder or 395g can of sweetened condensed milk
- 100g copha chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup (25g) goji berries (for topping)
- Line a 30cm x 20cm (base) baking pan with baking paper – I like to stick the baking paper down with some melted butter.
- Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (try to not let the bowl touch water).
- Fold in the remaining dry ingredients to the melted white chocolate.
- Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan, pressing down with a large spoon.
- Sprinkle goji berries on top of the slice.
- Refrigerate until set – usually around four hours.
- Cut the White Christmas into squares and serve.
Tips: bite-sized pieces go down a treat with a cup of tea or coffee – Samantha’s newsroom loves them as a mid-morning snack!
Serves 24 small bites