White Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner, which means now’s the time to start thinking about all the beautiful treats you’re going to bake this festive season. Seriously, it will be here before you know it!

One of my favourite things to whip up over the festive season is White Christmas. Not only is it one of the quickest things ever to make, but there are a hundred different twists you can take on it to tailor it to your own tastes – or those of the lucky people you gift it to!

But this particular White Christmas recipe is one of my absolute favourites – it’s just so festive! Think creamy white chocolate packed with chopped glacé cherries, blanched almonds, pistachios and a few rice bubbles for extra crunch. Good, right?

The trick when making something as simple as White Christmas is making sure that the ingredients you use are top quality – think about it, when there are only a few ingredients, you really need each one to pop! That’s where Tasti comes into the mix!

Tasti’s range of glacé cherries and nuts are my go-to each Christmas (and let’s be honest, anytime I bake with fruit and nuts throughout the year). You can always rely on their products to be top notch – plus they’re packaged in handy amounts to help make baking easy, with both grams and cup measures on every pack.

So grab the ingredients and get baking – I’m sure you’re going to love this recipe!

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White Christmas
Makes approx 28 pieces

Ingredients

  • 75g Tasti Red Glace Cherries, halved
  • 75g Tasti Green Glace Cherries, halved
  • 140g Tasti Blanched Almonds, broken
  • 140g Tasti Pistachios, broken
  • 2 cups rice bubbles
  • 500g white chocolate, broken
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Grease and line a 20x30cm slice tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine glace cherries, nuts and rice bubbles. Stir gently until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate in a large pot over very low heat. Stir continuously until melted and smooth. Add vanilla essence and stir until combined.
  4. Remove chocolate from heat and add dry ingredients (I left a handful in the bowl to scatter on top). Stir until well combined and scoop into prepared tin. Press evenly.
  5. Scatter with remaining dry ingredients (if desired). Place in fridge for 2 hours or until set. Slice using a warm knife.

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To enter, simply comment below and let me know what your favourite thing to bake at Christmas is.

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This post was made possible with thanks to Tasti. All recipes, images and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

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    I love baking a pavlova! I’m not overly good at it and it usually ends up being more of a crumbly dessert with cream and strawberries but it’s so delish! I love it!

  • Christine Cleary

    This is one of my go-to Christmas items too – it makes the perfect gift for teachers, neighbours etc.
    I also like to bake little meringue Christmas trees – a little bit of green food colouring and 100s & 1000s sprinkled on top.

  • Hayley Knight

    I love making an assortment of Christmas cookies. My favourite is my lemon and white chocolate Christmas tree cookies, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with green coloured coconut to really give it the Christmas tree look. :)

  • Isabelle

    Pumpkin pie for me :3

  • Kelly Harrison

    I love making Florentines at Christmas time. Love the combination of Cherries, almonds and currants.

  • NC

    A Christmas version of Annabel Langbein’s Choconut Slice (I add red and green glace cherries)

  • Amee Hedges

    I’m not a big Christmas baker but my version of Rocky Road, quite similar to this but with red liquorice and a few other bits and pieces, is a popular request when bringing a plate. I totally agree with the need for quality ingredients – I always use Whittakers chocolate and it makes all the difference.

  • Deborah

    I like to make Advent Biscuits for the festive season !
    They are full of spice and very fitting for the occasion * Especially nice with a hot cuppa x

  • Aurora Christensen

    I love baking Christmas cakes. I do it every year with my mother and daughter. Its such a lovely tradition

  • Karen Mabey

    I love making Truffles for Christmas & shortbread :)

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    My Christmas baking always includes Xmas mince pies with homemade, spicy pastry, Xmas cake AND neenish tarts!

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    mmmmmm shortbread and rocky road delicious

  • Claire

    For Christmas baking I always revisit my grandmother’s trusted and memorable recipes – shortbread, melting moments, bumblebees and her Christmas cake knows no superior!

  • Linda Jordan

    Gingerale Christmas Cake with the double layer of icing.

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    I make my own sweet short pastry then mince pies.

  • Winnie231

    My fav are little vanilla & almond biscuits from Germany called Vanillekipferl.
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    • Kirsten

      They sound delicious :) Congratulations Winnie231 – you’re the lucky winner of our Tasti giveaway! Please keep an eye on your emails for more info coming soon. Cheers, Kirsten.

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    My favourit is this white christmas and try to make it as a tradition each year to have in the tin for friends family call over for a cuppa

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    For Christmas I always bake dad’s pineapple fruit cake,grandma’s shortbread, and mum’s melting moments. I love these. For the kids I always make gingerbread and let them help ice them. I would also like to try white Christmas. It looks yummy