Christmas Plaid and a Christmas Treat

I can’t believe it’s only ten days til Christmas! Yet I’m surprisingly organized for the big day itself (of course it helps that my aunty is hosting Christmas dinner whereas last year I cooked it all myself.)

Yesterday I spent all day making my annual Christmas chocolate box. It’s not as fancy as it sounds though – I make a large quantity of white Christmas and rocky road and send my partner into the office with an enormous six litre container to share with his colleagues.

I posted a few pictures to Instagram yesterday and an English friend who has only lived in Australia for a couple of years asked me what White Christmas is and how to make it. Traditionally it’s a white chocolate version of rocky road made with rice bubbles, dessicated coconut, slivered almonds, raisins, glace cherries, icing sugar and copha. My version is a bit simpler though and the “method” (if you can even call it that) barely requires any effort – simply melt chocolate and add “bits”, I don’t even measure anything out, just add as much or as little as I want then spoon into ice-cube trays and refrigerate until set. I like to use the ice-cube trays as it means you don’t have to cut anything, simply pop the chocolate out then attempt not to eat it all.

Recipes

White Christmas: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury white chocolate melts, rice bubbles, glace cherries (halved), slivered almonds, dessicated coconut.

Milk Chocolate Rocky Road: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury milk chocolate melts, peanuts, mini marshmallows, glace cherries (halved).

Dark Chocolate Extreme Rocky Road: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury dark chocolate melts, biscuit pieces (I broke up some plain milk arrowroot biscuits), peanuts, toffee caramel pieces, macadamias, pistachios, glace cherries (halved), berry jubes (lollies/candy), rice bubbles, mini marshmallows.

End result – six litres of chocolatey goodness and a large amount of compliments. 🙂

Rocky road

Now onto digiscrap goodness! I found a bit of time yesterday (mainly while chocolate was firming up in the fridge) to create a new paper pack to compliment my Northern Christmas pack. It’s Christmas Plaid, Tartan, Gingham and Check. You can find it here.

Christmas Plaid, Tartan, Gingham and Check.
Christmas Plaid, Tartan, Gingham and Check.
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