May 26

Fudgy Fudge

Bella made this fudge, which was featured on instagram, a few weeks ago. She was SO excited that I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

I used to make this for her when she was little, but of course that was well before she was gluten free. I originally got the recipe from our friends, Sam and Stu. Like everyone that loves to cook, Sam and I would give each other our latest recipe after we had made it for our families (the best taste testers). I had almost long forgotten this recipe, and it’s only been since Bella and Char have started to want to make their own sweets that we found it.

Although I personally couldn’t try it to confirm how good it tastes, we did have ample friends and family members that confirmed – it’s delicious. I recommend to keep it in the fridge, as it’s made with condensed milk. That way it will retain the slightly harder, chewy consistency of fudge. It’s still slightly sticky so you need napkins. The fridge is also a good way to hide it, so it’s not eaten all in one sitting.

It is what I call a super quick and easy recipe, and there is no baking required. A great recipe for kids to do with assistance from someone that can help them with the stovetop.

Bella’s F&N Fudge

Prep time Total time
2 hours 15 mins 2 hours 15 mins

Author: Tracey Francis of Essential Olie


  • 395g can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 125g plain gluten free biscuits (we used a box of Freelicious Tea Biscuits)
  • ½ cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup of sultanas
  • 200g gluten free milk chocolate, roughly broken up/chopped


  1. Line a small slice tray with baking paper, or, a cake tin (use the size according to the thickness of fudge you like)
  2. Using zip lock bags and a rolling pin – crush the plain gluten free biscuits
  3. Using a zip lock bag and a rolling pin – crush the walnuts
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add crushed biscuits, walnuts and sultanas
  5. Combine sweetened condensed milk and broken/chopped milk chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate is melted and they are fully combined. You may need to stir it.
  6. Remove chocolate mixture from the heat and pour it into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared slice tray and press down til it’s even. This is a bit tricky as it is sticky, so use a mixing spoon
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours (or longer) until it’s set
  9. When it’s set, take the fudge our of the slice tray and using a large knife cut into desired pieces
  10. Store in a container in the fridge


* We used organic sultanas and activated walnuts, however, you can just use regular sultanas, and walnuts straight from a packet.

Here are some more pictures…
A close up so you can see the sultanas and biscuits crushed up:

How Bella presented it:

We hope you enjoy making and eating this fruit and nut (F&N) fudge (also named by Bella).

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