Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

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Fudge is so easy to make in the slow cooker and if you’re looking for a really simple recipe to use as your first attempt then this slow cooker fudge would be a great choice – or our white chocolate fudge is a pretty simple recipe too.

How to make fudge?

You only need two main ingredients for this amazing slow cooker fudge – sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. For this recipe we use bars of milk chocolate or milk chocolate chips – both work really well. You can vary the flavour if you like by using dark chocolate, white chocolate or even mint chocolate.

You then need chocolate to stir through at the end and decorate this easy chocolate fudge with. For this we used Smarties but you can use any chocolates or candy that you like – Maltesers, Aero Mint chocolate, mini Peanut Butter Cups, M&Ms… The options are limitless!

A lot of fudge recipes include vanilla extract or vanilla essence but I’ve always made this homemade chocolate fudge without and it tastes great. I don’t think the vanilla is needed.

Home made fudge is great to make as a gift for teachers at the end of term or as a gift for friends and family at Christmas or at any time of the year.

Slow Cooker Chocolate 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 flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

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.

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.

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.

This crock pot chocolate fudge is really simple to make and it’s one of our easiest slow cooker recipes to make and any chocolate fan would enjoy it. The kids love to help with cooking this as well as eating it afterwards!

If you’re enjoying making fudge and looking for something a little bit different to try we have similar recipes for delicious slow cooker fudge – our chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe, Salted Caramel fudge, Rocky Road fudge or Mint Aero Fudge and, if you’re reading this thinking that you can’t have dairy we’ve also made a dairy free vegan fudge too using condensed coconut milk. You can see all our fudge recipes to date here.

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!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

So here’s our easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge recipe made with just three ingredients:

Ingredients

To decorate

  • 50g of the same chocolates

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes with a wooden spoon.
  • When thick and well combined, stir in the 100g of extra chocolates.
  • Pour into a tin lined with parchment paper / baking paper or a silicone baking tray and top with the extra chocolates.
  • Put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

Fudge is so easy to make in the slow cooker and this is a really simple recipe to use as your first attempt. It can be made using any chocolate.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or chocolate chips
  • 100 g chocolates – Smarties Reese’s, Aero Bubbles etc

To decorate

  • 50 g of the same chocolates

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the condensed milk.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When thick and well combined, stir in the 100g of extra chocolates.
  • Pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray and top with the extra chocolates.
  • 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.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

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