Wednesday, 15 December 2010

White Christmas Squares

This is another new to me recipe.. oh so yummy!
Had these treats at the  Festival by the Bay at the first of November.   They were  sold by a local restaurant , The Causeway.
Loved them so much   not only because they are  delicious  but  the  festive wintry  look....
Found   a recipe from Australia.
 First  batch was too dry and fell apart.   Tasted good  tho.
So second try , doubled the  white chocolate/shortening mixture.
Changed the recipe by  adding a 2nd  white chocolate  layer with coconut sprinkled on top to give it a more   finished look.
 I had   converted the   ounces to  metric  but feel I need to invest in   a scale for recipes needing  Imperial measures, perhaps the first batch would have been successful. 

White Christmas Squares

3 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 ounces mixed candied fruit, chopped
2 ounces red and green candied cherries, chopped
1/4 cup raisins

These last 2 ingredients I doubled, first batch was too dry.

 1st :4.5 ounces white vegetable shortening
        4.5 ounces white chocolate chips
 2nd:1   small bag white chocolate   with 1 Tbsp.  white shortening melted together in microwave.
Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan . Line with waxed paper.
Combine Rice Krispies, coconut, powdered milk, confectioners' sugar and all fruit in a large bowl.
Combine  shortening, and  white chocolate in bowl microwave for    about 1 to 2 minutes til soft . Stir until mixture  is smooth.
Combine  1st chocolate  mixture and Rice Krispies mixture.
 Press into the prepared pan .Refrigerate. Once cool and set.
With 2nd white chocolate  mixture  ice the squares and sprinkle with  additional coconut.  Re  chill.
Then can be cut in squares or broken into  shaggy chunks.
I like the shaggy look...


Rosanne said...

These sound really good!


I too have often wondered about a kitchen scale and whether it would get the use it deserves.

Very festive. I'm glad you were able to salvage the recipe.