Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

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A few weeks ago we made a super easy two ingredients slow cooker caramel fudge and since then we’ve really wanted to give salted caramel fudge. Salted caramel is one of our favourite flavour combinations but it always feels so difficult to get anything that is salty enough when billed as salted caramel!

Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

How do you make salted caramel fudge?

With our normal slow cooker fudge recipes we use sweetened condensed milk and chocolate but for slow cooker caramel fudge we use a tin of Carnation Caramel instead. It has such a lovely consistency and a really nice, rich flavour too.

I experimented a lot with the salt for this slow cooker salted caramel fudge recipe. I didn’t want to use typical table salt as it doesn’t have a great flavour when used in sweet recipes. Instead I chose sea salt flakes as they wouldn’t dissolve as easily, don’t have that solid crunch that you get with lumps of salt and taste so much nicer than table salt too.

Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

How much salt should you use?

Now, we wanted to create salted caramel where you could actually taste the salt and where the salt really complemented the caramel flavour. But, you might want a more subtle flavour. For this recipe we put a teaspoon of salt flakes in at the start to dissolve into the mix and then another teaspoon in right at the end as well as a sprinkle of flakes on top at the end.

You could try just doing the teaspoon of flakes at the start and trying the fudge once it’s fully melted to see how you feel. If you want a stronger flavour, mix in another teaspoon of salt flakes like this recipe. You can tweak the amount of salt to suit your tastes.

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!

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.

Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

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.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This home made fudge lasts well in an airtight container in the fridge for a few weeks. It’s fantastic to bag up and give as gifts at Christmas or through the year, to take to social gatherings at friends houses or just to make and enjoy with your family.

If you’re looking for other fudge flavours to try then we have to recommend our favourite chocolate fudge flavours – Kinder Style Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge, Mint Aero Fudge, Cookies and Cream Fudge and Rocky Road Fudge but you can see all our fudge flavours to date here. They are some of our absolute favourite slow cooker recipes.

Salted Caramel 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 super easy Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin Carnation Caramel
  • 500g chocolate – milk chocolate or white chocolate. Can be bars or chocolate chips at room temperature.
  • 2tsp sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the caramel and 1tsp salt flakes.
  • 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, stir in another teaspoon of salt flakes and remove from the heat
  • Pour the mixture into a baking tin lined with parchment paper, baking paper or silicone baking tray
  • Sprinkle with a few more sea salt flakes and put in the fridge to set for 4 hours

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Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

If you love salted caramel flavours and are always disappointed when you can't really taste the salt then you will love this. Real salted caramel fudge and so easy too!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 93kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml Carnation Caramel
  • 500 g milk chocolate or white chocolate if you prefer. Can be bars or chocolate chips at room temperature.
  • 2 tsp sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the caramel and 1tsp salt flakes.
  • 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, stir in another teaspoon of salt flakes and remove from the heat
  • Pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray
  • Sprinkle with a few more sea salt flakes and put in the fridge to set for 4 hours

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

Salted Caramel Slow Cooker Fudge

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