This no-bake slice ticks all the boxes when it comes to Christmas confection.
It’a ever-so-easy to make so you can can safely get your little helpers in the kitchen to give a hand, wrapped in baking paper it makes a delightful Xmas treat to gift your friends with and, above all, it is utterly and over-indulgently delicious.
The traditional recipe calls for an ingredient I wasn’t familiar with: Copha, an Australian vegetable shortening made from hydrogenated coconut oil…
As many Australians do these days, I have replaced this less familiar ingredient with the velvety lusciousness of white chocolate.
This is not the only liberty I took… I sometimes find this confection to be overly sweet and somewhat adult-unfriendly, with its massive presence of rice bubbles and marshmallows. I much rather have my kids grow to like the sourness of cranberries and the savory quality of toasted pistachio and make this a treat fit to please children and grown-ups alike.
ingredients for 10/12 rectangles
180 gr (6.5 oz) white chocolate
60 ml (1/4 cup) condensed milk
25 gr (1 oz) toasted pistachios
60 gr (2 oz) dried cranberries
40 gr (1 1/2 oz) blanched almonds (I used chocolate covered ones..you only live once!)
25 gr (1 oz)desiccated coconut
1/2 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste.
In a double boiler, melt your chocolate with the condensed milk.
In the meantime, dry toast your pistachios in a non-stick pan for 1 or 2 minutes.
Pour the chocolate and milk paste in a large bowl, add your nuts, fruits and coconut and scrape it onto a sheet of baking paper. Shape it like a sausage and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours before slicing.
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This a gorgeous dessert! Would you call it a fudge recipe?
I suppose it bears some resemblance, although this would have to be classified as a ‘cheats’ fudge, as it is sooo easy to make…unlike fudge!
Oh I love love how easy the recipe is, yet so elegant looking! I love cranberries with white chocolate, they are perfect together:-) Take care, Terra
Thank you! The beauty of a recipe like this one is that it can be adjusted to suit different tastes, and always turn out good!
These are gorgeous. Can’t be a lovely, quick dessert like this for the holidays. great gift!
Yes, and it pleases kids of all ages…
This looks incredible and so easy to make. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
Thanks Carrie! You must try them for X’mas!
I made this for Christmas giving but it did not last so now I am making more….THANKS for a wonderful recipe!
This recipe has been on my Christmas Baking Docket every year since 2011 (when I posted the above comment) & NEVER fails to please!
this looks incredible!
I live in Newfoundland, Canada & like you, love to cook & bake. I started making your “White Christmas” last year as presents for our ever-expanding family. It received RAVE reviews & so again I have been buying up white chocolate all during autumn (so as not to incur a big cost at once!) & have begun a new tradition thanks to you…it is delicious!
Thank-you Silvia & a Very Merry Christmas to you & yours!
thank you for your lovely message. I am so happy to be connecting to many food lover worldwide! All the best to you and your family for this newly begun year.