Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

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If anyone asked me what chocolate I could eat and eat without ever getting bored it would be Maltesers. I’ve said before how I could easily eat a bath full of them. So it felt only right that I create a slow cooker Maltesers Fudge recipe to rival any other chocolate fudge! That said, this recipe turned into quite a labour of love.

Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

How do you make Malteser Fudge?

We initially made this slow cooker fudge recipe using Maltesers Spread just like the Biscoff Spread in our Lotus Biscoff Fudge recipe but the end result just wasn’t Maltesery enough. Malteser Spread fudge just didn’t work!

Using actual Maltesers results in a really mushy fudge and not a great consistency so instead we used Maltesers Teasers which worked perfectly.

Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

This fudge has a really good consistency and a nice texture to it. You can see the little malt pieces throughout the fudge and the Maltesers on top add an extra crunch too although the fudge would still be lovely without and probably easier to cut too!

One thing to be sure of when you make this delicious fudge is that you use good quality baking paper and a tin that allows for the right thickness of fudge. You don’t want it to be too thick or even spread out too far.

Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

Another of my top tips is not to worry about adding vanilla or icing sugar to the mix like many other recipes suggest – it’s just not needed and is great without.

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.

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 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.

Once set, this easy fudge makes a really lovely homemade gift for Christmas or any other time of the year, just chopped into small pieces and put in individual gift bags.

If you’re looking for other recipes to try then I’d have to recommend our Cookies and Cream Fudge, Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge, Rocky Road Fudge, Slow Cooker Crunchie Fudge and Peanut Butter Fudge although you can see all our fudge recipes to date here and I have a Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge in the pipeline too. You could even combine the two to make a Slow Cooker Baileys Malteser Fudge – now, that would be a thing of wonder!

Slow Cooker Malteser 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 perfect Malteser Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 300 g Maltesers Teasers – or approx 9 35g bars
  • 200g milk chocolate

To decorate

  • 70g Maltesers
Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate and Maltesers Teasers up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened 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 melted, thick and well combined, pour the fudge mixture into a baking tin lined with parchment paper or us a silicone baking tray.
  • Place Maltesers over the top, and put in the fridge overnight to set – or at least 4 hours if you’re short on time.

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

Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

If anyone asked me what chocolate I could eat and eat without ever getting bored it would be Maltesers. I’ve said before how I could easily eat a bath full of them. So it felt only right that I create a slow cooker Maltesers Fudge recipe to rival any other chocolate fudge! That said, this recipe turned into quite a labour of love.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 portions

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 300 g Maltesers Teasers – approx 9 bars
  • 200 g milk chocolate

To decorate

  • 70 g Maltesers

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate and Maltesers Teasers up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened 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 melted, thick and well combined, pour the fudge mixture into a baking tin lined with parchment paper or us a silicone baking tray.
  • Place Maltesers over the top, and put in the fridge overnight to set – or at least 4 hours if you’re short on time.

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

Slow Cooker Malteser Fudge

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