Easy Frosting Fudge (Gluten and Casein Free)

Easy Frosting Fudge

I’m not a huge fan of chocolate or fudge, but I do enjoy it and like to have some around the holidays.  Last year I had not been dairy free for long and I didn’t have any fudge for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

This year I really wanted to make a casein free version.  The problem is that I’m not much of a candy or fudge cook, and I put it off until the busyness of the season set in.  I was left with little time or inclination to experiment with a fudge recipe I could eat.

Then I found a recipe for Easy Candy Bar Fudge at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.  I decided I could easily adapt it to be gluten and casein free.  Lynn said I could share my version of the recipe here.

This is in no way a healthy recipe.  It uses canned frosting and contains soy.  But it is easy.  Really easy.

To make this gluten and casein free, you have to be sure you buy gluten and milk free chocolate chips and frosting.  If dairy is not a problem for you, just make sure they are gluten free.

Lynn’s recipe uses M & M’s or other candy, but most chocolate candies contain milk, so I chose instead to add walnuts.  If you don’t have to avoid dairy, you might want to try Lynn’s version.

Easy Frosting Fudge (Gluten and Casein Free)
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 teaspoon clarified butter or butter substitute
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 can (16 ounce) chocolate frosting
  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  1. Line a 8×8 inch or similar size pan with foil. Grease the foil and set aside.
  2. Toast walnut halves in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes, but be careful that they don’t burn. Let them cool and then chop them.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in frosting until well combined.
  5. Stir in nuts and mix well.
  6. Spread in prepared pan, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
  7. Cut into squares and serve.

More Dessert Recipes

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. margaret kramer says

    This sounds like a yummy recipe, but I’m having trouble finding a gluten free canned frosting – any suggestions there?

    • says

      I forget now which one I used. I think Pillsbury is labeled gluten free (at least some of them) and I think the ingredients on Duncan Hines were gluten free also.

  2. says

    I am so glad that you liked it and could make it casein free. I think the nuts are a great addition. And I think people can really change this up, depending on what food issues they have, by using different candies.

If you have a question about a recipe (especially substitutions and nutritional information), please read my FAQ page before asking the question in a comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: