White Christmas slice has always been synonymous with the festive season and for Nine News Border Northeast presenter, Jo Hall, this dish is one of the only sweet treats she truly enjoys.
This recipe was inspired by Jo’s mother who made the dish every year for the family Christmas celebration.
While Jo’s mother is no longer with us, the popular media personality still enjoys the taste of White Christmas slice and the fond memories that come with it.
Jo Hall’s White Christmas recipe
Makes 24 small bites
Takes around 15 minutes to make
Cool in the fridge for four hours
3 cups (105g) crispy rice cereal
2 cups (160g) desiccated coconut
1 cup (160g) sultanas
1/2 cup (100g) red glace cherries, halved
1/2 cup (80g) pecan nuts or roasted almonds and chopped
395g can of sweetened condensed milk or ¾ cup full-cream milk powder
100g copha chopped coarsely
500g white chocolate melts
Step One: Line a 30cm x 20cm (base) baking pan with baking paper.
Step Two: Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (try to not let the bowl touch water).
Step Three: Fold in the remaining dry ingredients to the melted chocolate.
Step Five: Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan, pressing down with a large spoon.
Step Six: Refrigerate until set – usually around four hours
Step Seven: Cut the White Christmas into squares and serve.
Tips: “I remember mum telling me to dip the knife in hot water to make it easier to cut.”