Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge

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I have been working on slow cooker fudge recipes for years now and always love to try and create classic flavours using my favourite chocolate and confectionery types. One sweet that I have always loved is Parma Violets – and it always seems quite ‘marmite’ as far as sweets are concerned!

You either love Parma Violets or hate them!

So, this easy Parma Violet fudge is perfect for any Parma Violet fan. It’s full of that distinct Parma Violet flavour and has a great consistency too. I love it – despite the rest of my family not liking Parma Violets at all.

Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge

How to make fudge?

Our slow cooker fudge is made from a mixture of condensed milk and chocolate with flavours added. It only takes about 40 minutes in the crock pot and really cuts the time and effort required for fudge making. Because of this, we make it all the time.

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 Parma Violet flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge

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.

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!

Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge

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 you could give our slow cooker fudge salted caramel a try. Or how about our slow cooker crunchie fudge, slow cooker malteser fudge or slow cooker baileys fudge? You can see all our flavours of fudge so far here.

Slow Cooker Parma Violet 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 Parma Violet Fudge

So here’s our recipe for Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge:

Ingredients

To decorate

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and crushed Parma Violet sweets.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes. Each time you stir, add a few drops of food colouring until the fudge turns the right Parma Violet purple colour.
  • When the fudge mixture is melted, thick and well combined, pour into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray.
  • Top with the Parma Violets and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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

Slow Cooker Parma Violet Fudge

This easy Parma Violet fudge is perfect for any Parma Violet fan. It’s full of that distinct Parma Violet flavour and has a great consistency too. I love it – despite the rest of my family not liking Parma Violets at all.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 550 g white chocolate can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 100 g Parma Violets crushed
  • Violet food colouring

To decorate

  • 70 g Parma Violets

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and crushed Parma Violet sweets.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes. Each time you stir, add a few drops of food colouring until the fudge turns the right Parma Violet purple colour.
  • When the fudge mixture is melted, thick and well combined, pour into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray.
  • Top with the Parma Violets 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 Parma Violet Fudge

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