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White Christmas

White Christmas

White Christmas

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White Christmas
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Course: No-Bake Cookies, CandyCuisine: AustraliaDifficulty: Easy



A seasonal favorite with Rice Krispies, candied cherries and white chocolate from our friends in Australia. You will need Copha or Palmin for this recipe, see note * below.


  • 3 cups Rice Krispies (Rice Bubbles in Australia)

  • 1 cup dessicated coconut

  • 3/4 cup powdered milk

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 60 g (2 oz) mixed candied fruit, chopped

  • 60 g (2 oz) red and green candied cherries, chopped

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 125 g (4.5 oz) Copha or Palmin (DO NOT use Crisco*, vegetable shortening, or coconut oil, see note *, below)

  • 125 g (4.5 oz) white chocolate chips


  • Brush a 9 x 13″ pan with oil. Line base and sides with paper. Combine Rice Krispies, coconut, powdered milk, powdered sugar, and all fruit in a large bowl. Chop up the shortening, place with the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Combine chocolate and Rice Krispie mixture. Press into the prepared pan and refrigerate until set. Remove from the pan, allow to stand for 10 minutes. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.


  • * Copha (from Australia) and Palmin (from Europe) are a solid shortening made with coconut oil. Either Copha or Palmin in block form (not the tub) will work for this recipe. In recent years I have seen Copha in some US grocery stores and it can sometimes be found in “International” grocery stores in the US. You can find Copha at The Australian Food Shop (they ship worldwide so take delivery times into consideration if you are ordering for Christmas). Or you can order Palmin online at Amazon (US only) or at Scandinavian Specialties, and Canadians can find Palmin at Umamishop and at Edelweiss Imports (I was unable to link directly to the product but use their search bar to find Palmin).

    I repeat, do not attempt to substitute either Crisco, or coconut oil, for this recipe, it will be a disaster!


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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been searching for this recipe for YEARS!! My mom used to make this,,, but lost the recipe. I've tried to replicate it many times to no avail. something was missing, it just didn't set right. The elusive ingrediant is the white chocolate! I am so going to attempt this again this year! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Kyla Dimitrov

- A Baker

substituded dry fruit mixture{raisins, cranberries,rasberries,etc...}and added chopped nuts it was great!!! lots of compliments!!
- A Baker

made this and substituted the fruit,cherries and choc chips for cut up lolly snakes and tiny marshmellows
- julie

Would make this again for sure!! Excellent recipe, went down well with everyone!
- Melanie

Crisco is not Copha at all and I would not recommend using it. Copha is coconut oil and crisco is manufactued fat. Copha is not available in US but is on line at www.simplyoz.com or other aussie sites. Persian shops may sell jars of coconut oil. Great recipe with the copha. never had white choc before and was an added bonus.
- Nicola
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