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Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

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It will come as no surprise that I love making fudge and really love a seasonal fudge that other people can make really easily. So, I thought I’d create an easy Christmas Fudge recipe for the festive period that you can make through December and into the new year. One that doesn’t need anything fancy, is as easy as our other fudge recipes to make, and works perfectly whether you’re making it as part of a buffet spread or as gifts for teachers at the end of term.

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

Making this Christmas Slow Cooker Fudge recipe

This festive fudge couldn’t be easier to make. It uses just three ingredients – sweetened condensed milk, milk chocolate and Christmas sprinkles. The milk chocolate doesn’t have to be expensive – we use super cheap chocolate and the end result is perfect. Also, you can use light condensed milk or full fat condensed milk, the finished homemade fudge will taste exactly the same.

As you can tell, we have used a basic slow cooker chocolate fudge for the recipe but, you might want to make this a little more fancy. In which case, you could top any of our existing fudge flavours with festive sprinkles. Baileys Fudge would be pretty lovely!

You could also make a white Christmas fudge easily by using our basic white chocolate fudge as a base and adding festive holiday sprinkles. However, we love this milk chocolate Christmas fudge and it’s one of our best Christmas fudge recipes.

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

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 delicious chocolate fudge recipe 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 microwave 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.

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

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!

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

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’re looking for other fudge slow cooker recipes to try, here’s our creamy peanut butter fudge, coffee chocolate walnut fudge, candy cane fudge, After Eight fudge and Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge. Plus, we’re planning a lot more Christmas fudge recipes too but you can see all our fudge recipes to date here.

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

What equipment do you need to make slow cooker fudge?

This delicious fudge recipe 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 Christmas Fudge Recipe

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

Ingredients

To decorate

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, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper / baking paper or a silicone baking tray and top with the sprinkles.
  • Put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge Recipe

This is a super simple but delicious slow cooker fudge recipe for the festive season. Easy to make and customisable with any sprinkles you like, it's perfect to gift or have as part of a buffet spread.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword christmas, fudge, slow cooker
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips

To decorate

  • 50 g festive sprinkles

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, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper / baking paper or a silicone baking tray and top with the sprinkles.
  • 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 Christmas Fudge Recipe

Author

  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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