Delicious Sandalwood Nut Fudge Brownie For Mum

Date Posted:5 May 2022 

As the only true sandalwood species with edible nuts, the Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) is a true bush food well worth celebrating. With 38% omega-9 oils, 17% protein, 17% fibre and less than 1% carbohydrates, these fudges are not only deliciously decadent, but also incredibly nutrient dense. Indeed, an excellent dessert to enjoy with mum, minus the guilt!

Substitute the plain flour and cocoa powder for Gluten Free alternatives to make it suitable for those on a Gluten Free diet.


Sandalwood Nut Fudge Brownie

1 Cup chopped Sandalwood Nuts

1 Tbs Butter

Toast above ingredients in a pan on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Put aside and let cool.


Chocolate mix

½ Tsp Sea Salt

2/3 Cup Dark Chocolate

1 & ¾ Cup Butter

Heat above ingredients until melted.


¾ Cup Castor Sugar

¾ Cup Brown Sugar

Add to melted chocolate mix.


Add 2 Tsp Vanilla

Add 3 eggs

Combine above ingredients and whisk egg one at a time into the chocolate mix.


1 Cup Sifted Plain Flour (or Gluten Free Plain Flour)

¼ Cup Sifted Cocoa Powder (or opt for unsweetened Gluten Free Cocoa Powder)

Slowly fold above dry ingredients into chocolate mixture.


Add in previously toasted chopped nuts mix and gently blend for 10-30 seconds

Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.

Allow to cool in pan before cutting into squares or your preferred shapes.




Comments (2)


By: on 7 May 2022
Hi, I made this brownie, followed all the instructions, but needed to cook for a lot longer than stated, almost double the time. (I didn't add nuts as they are not readily available in SA) The recipe doesn't say how big the pan needs to be, so am wondering if mine was too small. They are very delicious though and will make them again once I know what size pan to use. Thanks for the recipe.

The Sandalwood Shop Response
Hi Rita, thanks for your feedback. Depending on the specifications of your oven, baking time may vary. A standard lamington tray size is ideal. Filling pan to about 4cm in depth (with chopped nuts, which you can choose to substitute with another sort) the one we use is approximately 21cm x 30cm in size. Glad you enjoyed the recipe though, we look forward to providing more delicious sandalwood recipes! Kind Regards G.R from The Sandalwood Shop team.


By: on 6 May 2022
It's not all that easy to measure dark chocolate by the cupful. Weight would be easier. The same for butter, please?

The Sandalwood Shop Response
Hello Lee. The best way to measure dark chocolate by the cupful is by roughly chopping it and measuring where it comes up to in the cup. A standard Australian cup size is equivalent to 250mL, so 2/3 cup of dark chocolate would weigh about 166.6mL. In the case of 1 & 3/4 cup of butter would come up to 437.5mL. Do let us know how you go :) Best wishes, G.R from The Sandalwood Shop team.

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