Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut Fudge Recipe

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Fruit and nut is such a classic flavour combination that I had to create a Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut fudge to add to our collection! This fudge is so moreish, full of flavour and with a fantastic texture too.

Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut Fudge

What do you need for this fruit and nut fudge recipe?

For this fruit nut fudge you actually need very few ingredients. Milk chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and dried fruit and nuts. We just use cheap chocolate but you could use any chocolate you have to hand or like the flavour of. Dairy Milk would make a great Diary Milk Fruit and Nut style fudge but cheap chocolate gives great results every time too.

With this easy fudge recipe we use any mix of dried fruit and nuts that we have to hand. You can use a ready made fruit and nut mix or you can use any dried fruit or nuts that you feel like. We use whole nuts as they get cut up when you slice the fudge but you could use chopped nuts if you prefer.

We also use a pretty basic mix of raisins and sultanas but you could use dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots or any other dried fruit you feel like. It’s a really versatile recipe where you really can use whatever you have in the kitchen at the time.

Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut 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 chocolate 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.

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.

Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut Fudge

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’re looking for other recipes to try, here’s our slow cooker peanut butter fudge, Christmas candy cane fudge, pistachio fudge and Nutella and peanut butter fudge. 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 Fruit and Nut Fudge

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

Ingredients

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 fruit and nuts
  • Pour into a tin lined with parchment paper / baking paper or a silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut Fudge

This Fruit and Nut Fudge is easy to make and tastes delicious. If you love fruit and nut chocolate, with that wonderful texture, you have to make this. You won't be able to get enough of it!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword 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
  • 150 g dried fruit and nuts

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 fruit and nuts
  • Pour into a tin lined with parchment paper / baking paper or a 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.

Slow Cooker Fruit and Nut Fudge

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