Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

May 6, 2016 36 Comments
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
    1. Stir every 15 minutes (I set a timer on my phone as a reminder)
    2. When the chocolate has all melted (about 30 minutes), sift the icing sugar and add to the mixture. Stir in well
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    1. Continue to stir the mixture every 15 minutes for further 1 3/4 hours
    2. 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
    3. Poor into a tray lined with grease proof paper, and pop into the fridge to cool completely
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  1. After about an hour the fudge is ready to cut into chunks, and enjoy!

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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

  • Mum May 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    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

    • Kerry May 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks mum x

  • Laura @ Dot Makes 4 May 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to try this next week and can’t wait to eat it. I don’t have to share do I?!
    #HowtoSunday

    • Kerry May 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

      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

  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain May 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    This looks gorgeous Kerry, i had no idea that fudge could be made in a slow cooker. I too have had disasters with making it the traditional way in a pan but found that microwave fudge was a doddle.
    Angela x

    • Kerry May 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Oh microwave fudge? I’ve not tried that yet, might have to give it a go x

  • Rainbows are too beautiful May 8, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Ohhh, looks good, but I’m not sure I can be bothered with all the stirring. I’m more a throw things in the slow cooker and come back later kind of person. Might try it anyway. #howtosundays

    • Kerry May 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Yes its a bit of a pain,but a lot easier than making the traditional way!

  • Jenny Eaves May 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

    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

    • Kerry May 14, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Thank you, it was rather yummy!

  • Emma May 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve never used my slow cooker but this might just persuade me!! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Perfect excuse to dig it out and try this! I couldn’t live without my slow cooker x

    • Kerry May 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      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

  • ShoeboxofM May 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    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

    • Kerry May 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      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

  • tracey bowden May 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I need something new to use my slow cooker for I think this is it! I had no idea you could use your slow cooker like this and it looks delicious. I love chocolate and fudge especially together! #kcacols

    • Kerry May 24, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      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!

  • Savannah May 25, 2016 at 3:38 am

    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

    • Kerry May 25, 2016 at 6:29 am

      It was rather scrumptious! Not particularly healthy, but nice for a treat! X

  • Clare May 25, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Oh my! These look so yummy! I have bookmarked this page to come back to it! I definitely have to try it! #KCACOLS xx

  • Jen @Practical, By Default May 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    These look amazing! I have never cooked fudge in the slowcooker but I am thinking these might need to go on my to try list. Thank you for sharing #kcacols

    • Kerry May 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      You must try it, it’s really easy, and so yummy!

  • Educating Roversi May 25, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    mmmmmm, this looks and sounds amazing! I love my slow cooker but i haven’t baked in it yet! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      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

  • The Tale of Mummyhood May 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    These look and sound amazing! I am definitely going to give these a go!

    #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      They were rather yummy! x

  • Kat May 26, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing! I need to make fudge and doing it in a slow cooker sounds like the best way. #kcacols

    • Kerry May 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      It’s definitely the easiest way to make fudge! Thanks for your comments x

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life) May 26, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    That looks so good! I’ve not cooked anything sweet in my slow cooker, maybe it’s time to change that! x #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      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

  • A Moment With Franca May 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    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

    • Kerry May 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm

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

  • The Speed Bump May 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    That looks SO yummy! Definitely going to give it a try! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      It was rather yummy, naught but nice!

  • Paul Sanderson December 7, 2016 at 2:15 am

    My wife and I are big slow cooker fans, we have 2 young children we find it makes our lives so much easier. On that note, we have just posted up our slow cooker own fudge recipe, It’s very similar to yours (with more chocolate :D) but we would love you to try it out and see what you think.
    http://www.diythought.com/slow-cooker-fudge/

    Thanks Paul

    • Kerry February 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I will have a look and check out your version!

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