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.
- 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
- Put the chocolate squares into a slow cooker
- Add the vanilla essence and can of condensed milk
- Put the slow cooker on a low heat, and leave the lid off
- Stir every 15 minutes (I set a timer on my phone as a reminder)
- When the chocolate has all melted (about 30 minutes), sift the icing sugar and add to the mixture. Stir in well
- Continue to stir the mixture every 15 minutes for further 1 3/4 hours
- 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
- Poor into a tray lined with grease proof paper, and pop into the fridge to cool completely
- After about an hour the fudge is ready to cut into chunks, and enjoy!
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.