A little confession I have a bit of a sweet tooth, especially when it comes to chocolate and one of my favourite chocolate flavoured treats is fudge – but I’ve also been a bit terrified of making any after reading my great-grandmother’s book of everything where temperature is so important to make it successful I threw my hands up and walked away. But, I have a friend who has been making basic fudge for a while and says it is EASY – so I gave it a go and here it is Slow Cooker Fudge – prefer white chocolate? Then check out our simple white chocolate fudge recipe that we have adapted for autumn and Halloween.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Fudge
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1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 can (395g) sweetened condensed milk
How to make Crockpot Fudge
This was such a simple recipe that my youngest whilst off school recovering from a stomach bug was able to help me make it.
Start of by breaking up the chocolate into smaller pieces – with the 500g you can use any mix of chocolate you want – I love a mix of plain and milk as it make the fudge a little less sweet but for Christmas we’re trying out a white chocolate fudge keep your fingers crossed that it works as well as this one does.
Add in a teaspoon of vanilla essence, and cube up the butter this will help it melt quicker – pour in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk – now I haven’t tried it yet but have seen this recipe for making your own sweetened condensed milk which may work out as well – if you try it you will have to let me know.
Put the slow cooker on a low heat and every 10- 15 or so minutes give the mix a stir with an easy to clean spoon this is a sticky mix!
After 2 hours pour into a lined baking tray. I used my 8″ square silicone tray which I lined with greaseproof paper – but the fudge was fairly shallow – you could use a smaller tray to get bigger fudge pieces or double up the recipe.
Put in the fridge for a couple of hours to fully set.
Remove and then chop up into small squares and store or gift for friends, family, and neighbours.
Watch this Chocolate Orange Fudge Recipe Video and discover the full ingredients at the end and how you can adapt it to make in the slow cooker too!
Slow Cooker Fudge
- 500 g of chocolate – we use 250g of plain and 250g of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 395g
- Place all the ingredients in your crockpot on a low heat.
- Stir every 10 – 15 minutes using a metal spoon.
- Carry on for 2 hours.
- Pour into a lined baking tin or square tin.
- When set, cut into cubes and store in your fridge until you gift wrap it or eat it yourself.
Shop the Slow Cooker Fudge Recipe
We have a large slow cooker that you can see in the pictures above. This makes it easy to batch cook meals that we make for the family. Although our make is no longer available I have just brought a new one and researched it heavily so this is our favourite Slow Cooker it’s really good value and large enough that you can use for a ham or chicken as well.
To avoid your meals tasting of the last thing that you cooked I find it really useful to use Slow Cooker Liners – these can be used and the disposed of – reducing washing-up and also meaning that flavours don’t mingle.
I have a large selection of cake tins and baking trays for the slow cooker fudge I like using my Silicone 8inch square tray. As it is much easier to clean up – don’t forget to line it though – although not necessary to stop the fudge sticking this makes it easier to remove the fudge and cut it up without damaging your baking tray.
Equipment to Turn this Slow Cooker Fudge into a Delicious Gift
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