No-Bake White Christmas Treats — a Christmas treat from Down Under!
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
It’s hard to believe yet another Christmas has come around so fast.
And what better way to get into the festive spirit than to crack a bad Christmas joke.
All jokes aside, this recipe is serious business.
One of my fondest memories of Christmas treat revolved around the rather ironic movie White Christmas.
You see, as an Australian, Christmas for us is quite the opposite. Hot, sticky beaches, BBQs, and plenty of sweltering sunshine. Anything BUT a white Christmas.
Like many Aussie children growing up, I dreamed of one day having a white Christmas. After all, it’s all you hear being sung about in Christmas carols. A white blanket of powder constantly forms the backdrop for Hollywood Christmas movies.
The very premise of a commercial Christmas revolves around snow, snowmen, stockings hanging over the wood-fire, Santa coming down the chimney… everything that we didn’t have.
So it’s ironic one of my favorite Christmas treats was this — aptly named White Christmas.
No-Bake White Christmas Treats
The traditional recipe is a sickly sweet coconut snack packed with cranberries and pistachios. The downside? It was loaded with refined sugar and made using a cheap hydrogenized coconut oil with soybean lecithin in it.
As some one who has sworn off refined sugars, I wanted to recreate these No-Bake White Christmas Treats using delicious, all natural ingredients, minus the sugar bomb.
Here’s the thing… these are actually BETTER than what I remember White Christmas treats being.
It’s better because I know the ingredients going into it are wholesome and good for me. No guilty aftermath. It also tastes just as good and is full of healthy fat that actually gives you energy.
Last but not least, it’s a perfect way to bring a little white Christmas magic to those of us who only dream of one.
I love using silicon ice cube tray with the cute shapes because they are eye-catching and add to the decorative festive feel. You can, however, opt to simply pat this in a baking tray lined with baking paper and make a slice.
Store these in either the fridge or freezer. Unfortunately they may 'sweat' a little at room temperature because of the coconut, so they're best served cold.
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- Emily Uebergang