White Christmas is not part of my normal Christmas cooking repertoire. Friday I was in the 12 items of less lane at Coles after work on my way home and picked up a bucked of Coles brand White Christmas as temptation was staring me in the face. Mental note to self, ask Mum if I was one of those horrible screaming kids at the checkout that wanted that purposely placed choc bar.
Anyway, now an adult I can just succumb to product placement every once and while and on Friday I did. Good thing and a bad thing that I did. Bad thing, paid $6 for a bucked of not so great White Christmas, good thing as I thought “hey I recon I could do a lot better myself”. Sadly the Coles option lacked what I feel is an important part of White Christmas, cherries.
So after googling White Christmas recipes and going out to buy the most necessary Copha, I had come up with something I felt would put the Coles product to shame.
- 250 grams Copha aka vegetable fat shortening
- 3 cups Rice Bubbles
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup powedered milk
- 100 grams glace cherries
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 2/3 cup dried apricots
Melt copha. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix melted copha into dry ingredients. Put mixture in a lamington tray lined with baking paper. Press down and even out the top.
Option: Melt 180g of white cooking chocolate and drizzle over the top of the mixture.
Put in the fridge to set. Cut into desired sized pieces once it has set. Don't be like me and be impatient or it will fall apart on cutting!