Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

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If you ask me what my favourite alcoholic tipple is I would probably say gin. But, if you ask me the same question at Christmas I would say Baileys without hesitation. But, I always make sure I buy enough Baileys at Christmas to last a good chunk of the way through the year! With that in mind it felt only right to make a slow cooker Baileys fudge to enjoy throughout the year too.

Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

What do you need for this recipe?

Like any of our chocolate fudge recipes you need to have condensed milk and chocolate for the basis of the fudge. I use a mix of white and milk chocolate but you can play around with the ratio of white to milk to find a mix you’re happy with. I wanted our Baileys fudge to be as close to the colour of Baileys as possible.

We also use standard Baileys Irish cream for this boozy slow cooker fudge recipe but you could use any other brand of Irish cream liqueur for a similar Irish cream fudge or you could even try using other flavours of Baileys for an easy fudge alternative.

Apart from that you can use any slow cooker for this Baileys chocolate fudge although if you have a much bigger or smaller one than standard you may have to adjust the cooking times. You also need to make sure you line your baking tin with good quality baking paper – don’t try and set the fudge in an unlined tin, it will end in disaster!

Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This slow cooker fudge keeps well in the fridge, in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. The flavour matures over the first couple of days of it being in the fridge so you get the full Baileys flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a day or two.

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker fudge works because condensed milk has a really high sugar content, needed to create that beautifully rich fudge. Evaporated milk isn’t the same, doesn’t have that sugar content and isn’t thick enough to help the fudge thicken and set. You can’t use evaporated milk in these recipes – so get some condensed milk instead.

I also see a lot of fudge recipes that include vanilla extract but I don’t think you need it in this one – the Baileys and chocolate have all the flavour you need.

Can you make this fudge in the microwave?

Many people make fudge in the microwave but I much prefer the control I have when I make it in the crock pot or slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker, make it in the fudge by putting the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heating on short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between. Then follow the instructions as per the recipe below.

Do you cook slow cooker fudge high or low temperature?

We always cook fudge on a high slow cooker temperature setting and it takes around 40 minutes in total. You could make it on the low setting but it would take longer and would still need to be stirred regularly. You may as well keep the slow cooker on high and be done in under an hour!

When cooking, is the slow cooker fudge lid on or off?

When making slow cooker fudge, you need to remove the slow cooker lid otherwise excess moisture would be retained in the slow cooker pot and the fudge wouldn’t thicken as it needs to.

If you wanted to decorate this fudge, a Slow Cooker Baileys Malteser Fudge works well, simply by adding Maltesers to the top before putting it into the fridge. You could also try making a Baileys Salted Caramel Fudge by substituting the tin of condensed milk for a tin of Carnation Caramel and sprinkling the top with salt flakes.

Why should I make fudge?

Fudge is such a quick and easy gift to make for friends and family at any time of the year. It’s great for an end of term teacher gift and is always really well received. But, it’s also just lovely to make and share at home.

If you are looking for other ideas of simple home made fudge slow cooker recipes to try then why not give out perfect Salted Caramel, Cookies and Cream, Rum and Raisin, Peanut Butter fudge, Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge or Cherry Bakewell flavours a try? You can see all our fudge recipes to date here too.

Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge doesn’t need anything special to make it, and you probably already have everything you need at home, but this is the equipment we use:

Once you’ve got everything you need to make the fudge you can just keep making it again and again – in so many different flavours too!

So here’s our delicious Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and Baileys
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When melted, thick and well combined, pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

If you’d like to pin or print this Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge for later you can do so below. Happy baking!

Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

Although Baileys is traditional at Christmas, this fudge can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It's wonderfully rich and creamy with a little kick from the Baileys.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 servings
Calories 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 500 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 200 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp Baileys

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and Baileys
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When melted, thick and well combined, pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Baileys Slow Cooker Fudge

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