White chocolate and cranberry Rocky Road perfect for Christmas. Picture / Babiche Martens

Sweet Christmas Treats

Make these Christmas sweets for gifts or stock up the tins to treat your visitors at Christmas

White Rocky Road
This version of Rocky Road adds cranberries, hazelnuts and white chocolate to the mix for an elegant Christmas feel. 

White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscuits
Add white chocolate and cranberries to a basic biscuit recipe to create these festive cookies. You can, of course, use this mix all year round and add chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins or whatever else is in the cupboard.

These truffles are all the best bits of Christmas Cake in one heavenly morsel. Picture / Eleanor Ozich.

Christmas Cake Truffle 
These wholesome little truffles have a fruity fudge filling with hints of lemon zest and warming spices. Dipped in pure dark chocolate, each morsel is then rolled in crushed pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. 

White Chocolate Panforte 
This white chocolate panforte is deliciously decadent — crunchy macadamia, with a hint of ginger and gooey white chocolate. You could make smaller serves to wrap individually for under the tree.

Decadent panforte with crunchy macadamia, a hint of ginger and gooey white chocolate. Picture / Babiche Martens

Christmas Mince and Apple Shortcake
Give shortcake a festive touch by adding Christmas mince. It is delicious served warm with ice-cream or custard, and equally as good served cold the next day, dusted with icing sugar. These are great for a Christmas picnic treat.

White Chocolate Truffles 
These decadent white chocolate truffles are sweet and fruity. Toasted hazelnuts give them a lovely nuttiness, and the prettiness of the truffles makes them a lovely Christmas treat. 

Luscious white chocolate, hazelnut and orange truffles. Picture / Babiche Martens

Amaretto Biscuits
These light almond-flavoured biscuits are moreish anytime of the day

Chocolate Slab 
Crunchy nuts and chewy ginger smothered in white and dark chocolate in this scrummy treat

Home-made Snickers Slice
Satisfy your Snickers bar cravings with this wholesome alternative using the natural sweetness of dates and honey

Combine dates, cashews and peanut butter for a better than store bought version. Picture / Babiche Martens

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