Slow Cooker Maple Pecan Fudge

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I’ve been trying to create fudge recipes for some of our favourite flavour combinations. Having made coffee and walnut fudge a few weeks ago it only seemed natural to create a maple and pecan flavour fudge too.

Slow Cooker Maple Pecan Fudge

How do you make old fashioned Maple Pecan Fudge?

Pecan maple fudge is a really lovely chocolate fudge to make. It takes just forty minutes and four ingredients – chocolate, condensed milk, maple syrup and pecans all put in a crock pot or slow cooker and stirred regularly.

Make sure you don’t mix up condensed milk and evaporated milk – evaporated milk doesn’t have the same sugar content so it doesn’t work. You won’t end up with the same delicious fudge!

Also, make sure you line the tin with good quality baking paper or waxed paper. Alternatively you can use a silicone baking tray which would work really well.

Slow Cooker Maple Pecan Fudge

Can I make this as a Slow Cooker Maple Fudge recipe?

If you don’t like pecan nuts you can leave them out to make just a chocolate maple fudge recipe that everyone will love. You could also switch the pecans for any other kind of nut you like – maple walnut fudge would be lovely! – or maybe even use dried fruit instead to add some texture to the maple 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 maple 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.

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.

Why should I make slow cooker fudge?

Slow cooker fudge is such a wonderful treat. It’s fantastic to give as a gift and we love to portion it up into individual gift bags for a lovely end of term gift or Christmas treat when we visit friends and relatives.

If you’re looking for other easy fudge recipes to try why not give our Salted Caramel Fudge, Peanut Butter fudge, Lotus Biscoff fudge or Honeycomb fudge a try too? You can see all our recipes to date here.

Slow Cooker Maple Pecan 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 easy Slow Cooker Maple Pecan Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 200 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 350 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 100g pecan nuts, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up into pieces and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and maple syrup.
  • 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 the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Maple Pecan Fudge

This is a wonderful fudge if you love that winning maple and pecan flavour combination. Such a lovely texture and full of flavour too.,
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 123kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 200 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 350 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 100 g pecan nuts roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up into pieces and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and maple syrup.
  • 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 the pecans.
  • Pour the mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or 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 Maple Pecan Fudge

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