This no cook fudge recipe is so easy, with only 5 ingredients it makes the perfect gift for children to make for their family and friends as it takes no cooking. The only part which needs adult help is the blending. It does contain peanuts however so isn’t suitable for anyone with an allergy or for taking to school as most have a complete ban on peanuts. I really like this recipe with salted peanuts, but you can use plain if you prefer.
We have put this in a little box lined with tissue paper and wrapped with ribbon as a gift. It would make a great Christmas gift for children to give. I think it’s really nice for children to make something themselves – especially if they are too young for pocket-money and even the youngest child can help with the breaking biscuits and cutting the fudge into shapes.
- 1 (8 ounces) roasted salted peanuts,
- 1 (8 ounces) pack tea biscuits
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
What We Did
Break the biscuits into small pieces.
Grind the biscuits and peanuts into fine crumbs using a blender.
Add the sugar.
Stir in the condensed milk.
Blend thoroughly until the mixture starts to form a ball.
Transfer into a shallow, lined tray.
Leave for an hour or overnight.
Cut into pieces or use a cookie cutter to make shapes.
This recipe comes from Brazil and is our recipe for Around the world in 12 dishes. I found the original recipe here.
Welcome to “Around The World in 12 Dishes”. We will be taking you on a journey around the world, (loosely) following in Phileas Fogg’s footsteps, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. One for each country visited.
The world is such a wonderfully diverse and colorful place. Our children see maps, flags and books. They see postcards and maybe they see films about the world.. but let’s really bring it to life through food! Taste and smell don’t often get explored, we think this would be wonderfully fun and interesting for you and your children.
Not only is it an exciting and different way to learn about cultures, but cooking with children brings a host of benefits – from numeracy to science. How can you beat that?
Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it – to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun! Check out the other great posts as well!
Around the World in 12 Dishes
We had started our journey the same way Phileas Fogg did in London, UK, and now are arriving in Brasilia, capital of the biggest South American country Brazil.!
- March 4 – First country was the UK
- April 1 – The second country was Sweden
- May 6 – The third country was Russia
- June 3 – The fourth country was India
- July 7 – The fifth country was Japan
- August 5 – The sixth country was Australia
- September 2 – The seventh country was French Polynesia (where I joined in!)
- October 7 – The eighth country was Mexico
- November 4 – The ninth country is Brazil!
How to join the fun!
- The only mandatory part is the dish, the rest is all up to you, we just thought it would be fun and more concrete to the kids as to why we are making a unusual dish.
- Cook a dish from Brazil: The goal is to explore this country through FOOD and activities if you wish. Make a typical dish (sweet or savoury) from the country with the kids, take photos and have fun!
- Typical dishes: Feijoada, Baião de dois, Sarapatel, Galinhadaplus Queijadinha, Moqueca de peixe and Bridgardeiros.
- Print your passport: Click here to download, comes with space for a photo of the child with the dish. Here is a little cover for it if you wish 🙂
- Color a placemat: Once colored/painted or whatever other way you want to do this, you can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper to use it over and over. Great conversation piece for you and your kids. Click here to download it.
- Make a craft: you can make a country related craft with the kids [optional!]
- Fun fact: Brazil has one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Christ Redeemer statue, located in Rio De Janeiro.
- Share with us: Our Brazil challenge starts on November 4th and will remain open for a year, so attach a link to your blog to enter the linky party or go to the comment section and post a photo together with what you did together with your child(ren).
- Pinterest: We will add your photos to a “Around the World in 12 Dishes” Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) you will be a great source of inspiration for everyone 🙂
- Are you a blogger? Let your fans know about the challenge and grab our cute lil’ button to share it on your blog.
Please check out our partner blogs and their Brazil ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It
Please link up your Brazilian dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!