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Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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As you know, I love making new fudge recipes and Little Man requested that I try and make his favourite ice cream flavour into fudge. Mint chocolate chip! The problem with using chocolate chips is that they melt really easily so we came to a compromise with this mint chocolate fudge, a twist on mint choc chip fudge and one that he was beyond happy with.

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge

What do you use for this mint choc fudge?

For this easy mint chocolate fudge recipe we used a base of white chocolate fudge, made with just cheap white chocolate, and a peppermint extract. You can use any kind of mint flavouring you like and could try using milk chocolate but we wanted mint to be the main flavour rather than chocolate and I think milk chocolate may be quite overpowering.

We made a super easy Slow Cooker Mint Aero Fudge recipe previously which worked well as a mint and milk chocolate combination. The Aero Mint chocolate bars and Aero bubbles worked really well so definitely give that one a try if you’re looking for a primarily milk chocolate recipe.

We also made an After Eight fudge recipe which combines that classic After Eight flavour with dark chocolate to create a gorgeous thin mint fudge recipe. It’s another delicious option if this simple mint chocolate fudge isn’t quite what you’re looking for or you’d prefer a dark chocolate mint fudge over this white chocolate version.

This Carnation peppermint fudge recipe can be left plain – without adding the chocolate chips. It would be a simple and delicious 3 ingredient mint fudge. But, I love the added texture and flavour combination that the chocolate chips give, creating that mint chocolate chip flavour despite actually having a marble effect rather than distinct chocolate chips.

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge

Can you make this fudge slow cooker 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 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. It will create a pretty good mint microwave fudge.

What sort of slow cooker or crockpot should I use?

You can use any slow cookers for this home made fudge but if you have an overly large one you may find it doesn’t take quite as long to cook so adjust the cooking time accordingly. As with all baking recipes you do need to invest in decent baking paper – we’ve found having good quality sheets makes all the difference.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This slow cooker mint 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.

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker white chocolate mint 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.

If you’re looking for other fudge recipes to try here’s our Turkish Delight Fudge, Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge, Clotted Cream Fudge and Peanut Butter Fudge recipes. You can see all our fudge slow cooker recipes to date here.

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate 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!

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge

So here’s our recipe for perfect Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge made in the slow cooker:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp peppermint flavouring
  • 100g chocolate chips – can be milk or dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Put the chocolate chips in the freezer
  • Break the white chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint.
  • 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, quickly stir in the chocolate chips.
  • 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 Mint Chocolate Fudge recipe for making fudge later you can do so at the bottom of the page. Happy baking!

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Fudge

This slow cooker mint chocolate fudge is a must for any mint chocolate fan! A twist on the classic mint chocolate chip, it has a great texture and is delicious!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp peppermint flavouring
  • 100 g chocolate chips – can be milk or dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Put the chocolate chips in the freezer
  • Break the white chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint.
  • 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, quickly stir in the chocolate chips.
  • 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 Mint Chocolate Fudge

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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