Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

Slow cooker chocolate fudge

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

I’ve been meaning to try cooking fudge in the slow cooker for ages, and only just got round to it.  It’s really easy and the results are yummy! I’m planning on experimenting with different flavours, but to start with I thought i’d stick to a basic chocolate fudge recipe.

I love chocolate fudge, especially the homemade kind you can buy at food fairs and markets.  It always looks so pretty and can make a great gift as well dressed up in little bags with ribbon.  I’ve always avoided making it as I have memories of burning it in the saucepan or ending up with toffee, but using the slow cooker make the process super easy.  I will definitely be making more, and will try some variations on this recipe.  If you’d like to give it a go here is how I did it.

Ingredients

  • 350g Chocolate broken up into squares (I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 397g can of Carnation condensed milk
  • 50g Icing sugar

Method

  1.  Put the chocolate squares into a slow cooker
  2. Add the vanilla essence and can of condensed milk
  3. Put the slow cooker on a low heat, and leave the lid off
  4. Stir every 15 minutes (I set a timer on my phone as a reminder)
  5. When the chocolate has all melted (about 30 minutes), sift the icing sugar and add to the mixture. Stir in well
  6. Continue to stir the mixture every 15 minutes for further 1 3/4 hours
  7. When it is done you need to give it a really good stir (about 5 minutes, and it makes your arm ache!). The finished fudge should be nice and thick and have an almost grainy texture
  8. Poor into a tray lined with grease proof paper, and pop into the fridge to cool completely
  9. After about an hour the fudge is ready to cut into chunks, and enjoy!

slow cooker chocolate fudge

I decided to add some white chocolate chunks after step 7 as I was trying to create a marbled effect, but I think the mixture was still a bit too hot when I added them so wasn’t quite the effect I was after- lesson learnt! You can of course add other things such as nuts, dried fruit, marshmallows.

I have plans to do a Rockie Road fudge and white chocolate and raspberry so watch this space for more recipes to try!

NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. So these are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate.  I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below. I also love seeing your versions.

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36 Comments

  1. Kerry – having tasted your chocolate fudge I would like to say that it was just delicious and would thoroughly recommend others to try. I could have eaten quite a lot but realised how many calaries were in the fudge. The children were slightly put off with the white markings but after a mouth full all was forgotten.
    Well done

    1. It was good, it makes quite a lot though. I have a sweet tooth but ended up taking a lot into work! Thanks for popping by x

  2. It looks delicious! I love fudge, but I’m always put off by the hard work of stirring, I really need to attempt again soon! Thanks so mućh for linking up to #HowtoSunday. 🙂 x

    1. PS loads of my recipes use the slow cooker, have a little look, might give you some inspiration to try something else new! Thanks for stopping by x

  3. Slow cooker fudge is always a hit at work and thats just using cheap chocolate! I tried a white one in the microwave and it was a horrible mess. It stuck to everything, even the knife!

    I haven’t tried using icing sugar in the mix though. What does it do? Does it make a different consistency or is it just for colour?

    Dark chocolate and a tot of whisky or kaluhua also goes down well!

    #kcacols

    1. I haven’t tried it without if I’m honest, I think it adds to the consistency.
      I’ve not tried adding alcohol, I’m personally not a fan of whiskey or kaluhua, but I might try adding some amaretto! Thanks for the idea, and stopping by x

    1. You must try it, it’s so easy, and you can adapt this basic recipe to make different variations. Chocolate and fudge, what’s not to love!

  4. Oh man, this looks absolutely scrumptious, and SUPER easy.
    I LOVE using my slow cooker for anything and everything possible-so I will most definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

    1. You must, so many people have said that about having a slow cooker and not using it. I couldn’t live without mine! Thanks for popping by x

    1. I think this may be the first sweet thing i’ve done in my slow cooker, but i’m keen to try more! Although my next project is a microwave mug cake! Thanks for stopping by x

  5. OMG this looks so yummy! I’m literally leaking the screen at the moment!! LOL I would like to have a pice of this please! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is so lovely to see you again here. Hope you join us again on Sunday, 🙂 x

    1. Good to be back! Life has been a bit hectic, but I shall be linking up again on Sunday, thanks for hosting KCACOLS! x

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