I have a biscuit barrel in my pantry that is reserved just for the dregs of the bikkie world. I’m talking about the last 2-3 stale biscuits in the packet that everyone decided they didn’t like, or that solo broken cookie that nobody wants to touch, or those final 3 Tiny Teddies that your child won’t finish because ‘they’re full’. Waste not, want not; a barrel full of odd-bod bikkies are simply great for a biscuit crust for your next cheesecake or any other recipe that calls for crushed biscuits, there’s no need to buy a few packets of cookies when you already have a supply of rejected biscuits in the pantry.
I’m starting to clear out our pantry in anticipation of a relocation happening in the near future; I don’t want to lug a big supply of food to our next residence. A couple of days ago, I decided to make something with the contents of my bikkie barrel and the single lonely can of condensed milk that was parked next to it. I thought about making hedgehog, but it’s not really a winner in our household. So I grabbed a couple of blocks of white choccie on my next trip to the supermarket and decided to make up a batch of white fudge with the layered bikkies inside it.
Okay, so this is kinda like a white hedgehog. But it only has 3 ingredients, like my Kit Kat Crunch Fudge. I actually adapted this recipe from that. This fudge has slightly less chocolate than the other, so it’s a bit softer to eat. If you like a firmer fudge, add the same amount as I did in the Kit Kat Crunch Fudge.
White chocolate melted with condensed milk, and then layered with the biscuit scraps in a lined lamington tray and it’s made in under 10 minutes; could it be any easier?
You can really taste the bikkies in this fudge. It’s a milky-tasting fudge, but you can barely taste the condensed milk, it blends in well with the white chocolate. I really liked seeing the big chunks of biscuit through the chocolate, but if you want smaller pieces feel free to smash them into tinier bits.
You can use any bikkies you like in this. I used an assorted of broken teddy bears, crumbled store-bought choc chip cookies, and a few animal biscuits that didn’t get eaten.
Broken Bikkie Fudge
Time: 10 min preparation, plus setting time
Yield: 32 pieces
- 400g white chocolate
- 392/400g tin of condensed milk
- 275g broken biscuit/cookie pieces
Grease and line a 27 x 18 cm lamington/slice tray. Set aside.
In a microwave safe container or jug, break up the white chocolate and add the condensed milk. Melt together in a microwave, and remove to stir every 20-30 seconds until smooth, approximately 1.5 minutes.
Add a sparse layer of biscuits to the base of the tray. Cover with some chocolate, then repeat with more biscuits and chocolate until all used.
With clean hands, press down on the biscuits to hold their place, making sure the contents of the corners and centre of the tray are level. Place in a refrigerator to firm up.
Once set, cut slice into 32 pieces and store in an airtight container. Keep chilled if the temperature is too warm.
Note: My microwave works at 900W. Melting times may differ depending on your model.