Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 172: Traditional white Christmas

We all get stumped sometimes when we are asked to bring something to a Christmas party. Why not try turning a household cereal into an easy to make and tasty festive snack? This all-time favorite Christmas dessert is the perfect way to treat family and friends this Christmas. Tie them with ribbon for an elegant edible gift that tastes as good as it looks.

Ingredients (For 20 servings)

  • ¾ cup dried fruit medley (try to pick a mix with glacé cherries)
  • 3 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup pure icing sugar sifted
  • 1 cup skim powdered milk
  • ¼ cup chopped natural almonds, toasted
  • 2 tsp grated fresh orange zest
  • 250 g vegetable shortening


(Total cooking time: 40 mins)


Lightly grease and line the base and two longs sides of a 26cm x 16cm brownie tin with baking paper.


Chop any large pieces of fruit or glacé cherries and place them into a large bowl. Add remaining fruit, along with the Rice Bubbles, coconut, icing sugar, powdered milk, almonds, and orange zest. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine, ensuring the fruit is evenly distributed. Make a well in the center.


Melt the vegetable shortening in a small pan over low heat. Cool slightly, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Working quickly, press the mixture into the prepared tin (see Tips).


Chill for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from the tin and place onto aboard. Using a sharp flat-bladed knife, cut into 3cm squares. Dust with icing sugar.

Be sure to check out the recipe video on YouTube for more useful tips on the recipe!

Inside Cooking Ep 172: Traditional white Christmas