Thursday, 7 August 2008

no bake fudge biscuits

so what does one do when one cannot doesn't bake but instead scours the internet for recipes that involve 'no baking' and what a plethora of recipes there are out there! i wanted to start with something simple, but yet that would have the maximum enjoyment factor and seriously taste good! so i went with a no bake fudge biscuit recipe. ok so naturally it was prizes for getting through this recipe without a hitch but it was just comforting to be able to be in my kitchen and create something.

so what do you do...

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Biscuits

3/4 c. butter

1/2 c. sugar

4 T. cocoa powder

2 T. milk (i used soya milk)

1 large packet of marie biscuits

melt the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and milk in a saucepan until the ingredients are combined. add biscuits and then spoon into a baking tin. pop in the fridge (or freezer depending on how long you're willing to wait!) and then cut into squares. devour shamelessly, of course!

yes, it's that easy! and the taste? very good, seriously more-ish and just a great chocolate pick me up to have in the fridge at those moments when you need...well a pick me up! you could definitely experiment with these by adding raisins, peanuts or chocolate chips. it might also be fun to try and make some healthy granola versions that would be good for breakfast. i could see this happening by using honey instead of the sugar. there's definitely a lot you can do with it! but fear not, i shall not bore you with posts of the next 20 different versions that i try...nope, i shall be moving onto other no bake investigations until the staff village here where i am living in Bali has built the communal oven that we have been promised. it's going to be an amazing project - an adobe oven that will be built by the community and will use wood. i can see there being a few disasters but otherwise it will be exciting to experiment with a truly earthy oven!


Lot-O-Choc said...

Mm sometimes no bake stuff is the best, I tried something similar to this and it was delicious!

carlikup said...

Pllllease! Trust me, mothers all over the world thrive for recipes like this one!



Unknown said...

hi natalie - yes i agree, these biscuits were just so good. i could have sat down and eaten the whole box of them myself!

hi carla, i'm so glad you like the recipes and can totally understand how it would be perfect for mothers - the whole process took about 10 minutes to prepare...after that it's just fridge time! perfect!

Faery said...

I am so glad that you are back in the kitchen, these biscuits look really yummy.
Sinead as you did not pick up the present i have for you in my blog i have another one for you, this is a teacher-like punishment hi hi :D

Aimée said...

No bakes were the BEST treats when I was growing up. of course I would have to stop after only just one(one pan, that is!!!)

Unknown said...

hi faery, i am so sorry i didn't pick up the gift...i have been super busy with this new school and meanwhile trying to fit in some's been crazy!

hi aimee...i totally agree...i always had those delicious rice crispies chocolate treats and they were yummy!

The Caked Crusader said...

Gosh - I haven't had this since I was a child! I used to love it - we'd add raisins too. Quite divine

Unknown said...

hi caked crusader - ya, i must add raisins next time too...i think it would be very good with them thrown in there!

Anonymous said...

Yum, I made something similar for a cupcake and everyone just gobbled them down so quickly. I loved how easy it was. Definitely Maximum props-Minimum effort lol

Unknown said...

hi lorraine...i agree there! it's great when u take the least amount of effort and get something with maximum great taste!

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I really like all these no-bake treats :). Anything with fudge has to be delicious! Yummy job on this recipe!

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Anonymous said...

hi airy fairy, thank you for this recipe. i used it yesterday and shaped it into a castle (cake) for my daughter. used icing on top and it looks fab. most important is that the kids ate it. infact my kids were licking off the remains from the bowl..odette

Anonymous said...

hi.. may i know what 1 'T' sugar or something means?


Unknown said...

yes 1 T means one Tablespoon :)