Old fashioned white Christmas recipe

This old fashioned white Christmas recipe is has been passed down for years, and it's just like Nannas used to make back in the day. Creamy, crunchy and fruity, get the best white Christmas recipe and make it for your family and friends this festive season.

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Old fashioned white Christmas recipe

A slice of old fashioned white Christmas is as close as you’ll get to a white Christmas in Australia! This traditional slice is a must-have Christmas delight, the creamy white crackle studded with jewels of glace cherries and dried fruit is as pleasing to look at as it is to eat.
The best white Christmas recipe is:
  • Easy to make
  • Keeps together at room temperature (for toting it around town for gifting)
  • Has the right ratio of crunchy rice bubbles and chewy dried fruits
So, if you’re looking for the best white Christmas recipe for making and gifting during the festive season, this traditional recipe is just what you need! It comes together in 30 minutes and it doesn’t require any baking – a total saviour during the Aussie summer.

Best white Christmas recipe


250g Copha
3 cups Kellogg's Rice Bubbles
1 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup packaged, dried mixed fruit
Glace cherries for topping


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. Melt Copha slowly over low heat. Cool slightly, pour onto dry ingredients. Mix well
  3. Working quickly, spoon into paper patty cases or press into a lamington tin
  4. Freeze until set (about 15 minutes), then store in the refrigerator
  5. Cut into fingers, top with glace cherries and serve.

NOTE: For a gluten free white Christmas recipe, rice bubbles must be substituted with a gluten free brand of rice puffs, and use a gluten free milk powder.

Click for the full recipe that you can save to your personal cookbook: White Christmas Slice

One bite of this slice and you'll be transported right into the thick of the festive season. It's also great to make in advance and package up to give to friends and family, simply slice, wrap and tie with a bow for a sweet little gift.

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More Christmas recipes

Want more white Christmas ideas? Try these two White Christmas recipe makeovers. One with minty candy-cane inspired flavours, and a modernised version with chocolate, craisins and pistachios. Plus, check out more recipes below.

Get the recipe: White Christmas Minty Treats

This updated version of white Christmas adds a touch of mintiness for a festive candy cane flavour. 

Get the recipe: White Forest Crackle Cheesecake Log

This festive log is full of creamy cheesecake studded with cherries, and rolled up in a delicious white chocolate crackle roll.


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*DISCLAIMER: Copha is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This article features content sourced from Copha and our own opinions. For more information visit the Copha website.

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