Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

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I admit it, I hate candy canes. As much as they are reminiscent of Christmas and the children love them, they’re just not something I enjoy. Far too much sugar in one lump and no-one can eat them without turning into a sticky mess! So I thought I’d use them to create a lovely festive sweet treat that is much easier to eat and pretty simple to make too – Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge.

Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

How to make Candy Cane Fudge

This slow cooker Christmas fudge is a twist on our classic white chocolate fudge and you can easily make it without candy canes, creating a simple but tasty peppermint fudge instead.

Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

You could make this into slow cooker chocolate candy cane fudge by substituting the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate but I like the neutral taste of white chocolate which complements the peppermint flavour beautifully.

How long does slow cooker fudge keep for?

This slow cooker fudge keeps well in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. Unlike the majority of our other fudge recipes, this doesn’t keep well in the fridge. Instead. store in a cool, dry place – or just share, eat and enjoy!

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.

Can you make slow cooker fudge with evaporated milk?

Our slow cooker fudge works because condensed milk has a high sugar content. Evaporated milk 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 slow cooker 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. So, you may as well make life easier, cook on high and be done in less than an hour.

Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane 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.

This fudge is great to have as a Christmas dessert, to bag up and give as gifts or just to keep and have as a sweet treat over the festive season.

We have made so many fudge recipes now and they are all a great use of time, super easy and loved by everyone who tries them – especially over the holiday season. We love a good Christmas fudge and this easy candy cane fudge recipe joins our mince pie fudge in our festive line up!

For more inspiration you can see all our previous slow cooker fudge recipes here and we have to recommend our Amaretto and Cherry Fudge, Lotus Biscoff Fudge and Chocolate Orange 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 Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

So here’s our Slow Cooker Candy Cane Peppermint Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

To decorate

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  • Crush up the candy canes and add them to the slow cooker pot. We used a food processor to turn them into really small pieces, almost dust!
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray, add more crushed candy canes, and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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Slow Cooker Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

This fudge is a twist on our classic white chocolate fudge and you can easily make it without candy canes, creating a simple but tasty peppermint fudge instead. It’s great to have as a Christmas dessert, to bag up and give as gifts or just to keep in the fridge to have as a sweet treat over the festive season.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 130kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 600 g white chocolate – can be bars or sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 6 candy canes peppermint flavour

To decorate

  • 4 candy canes peppermint flavour

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up and add to the slow cooker bowl with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  • Crush up the candy canes and add them to the slow cooker pot. We used a food processor to turn them into really small pieces, almost dust!
  • Turn the slow cooker on to high and leave to cook for 40 minutes with the lid off, stirring every ten minutes.
  • When thick and well combined, pour into a lined tin or silicone baking tray, add more crushed candy canes, 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 Candy Cane Peppermint Fudge

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