Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge

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Any regular reader will be now know that I play at creating new slow cooker fudge flavours most weeks and share the ones that turn out well! This week’s creation is my personal favourite. Rocky Road has always been a go-to sweet treat of mine so creating Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge is like a dream come true. I’m so pleased it turned out as well as I hoped.

How do you make Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge?

Like with all Rocky Road candy creations you can add into it pretty much whatever you like – biscuits, chocolate, dried fruit, chopped nuts, peanuts – the list is endless. But, I wanted to create the feel of a really classic Rocky Road and for me that is chocolate, biscuits, glace cherries and marshmallows.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge

The one thing to make sure of with this homemade fudge is that you add the marshmallows last. You don’t want them to melt as you want them to still have that lovely marshmallow texture. You also don’t want to add too many extras as then it will taste like normal rocky road and you need to keep a good amount of fudge around the extra pieces you add to the mix.

This super easy fudge Rocky Road recipe is fantastic to have as a sweet treat whenever you need one, to enjoy for dessert or to give as gifts in individual gift bags tied with a ribbon. This is so lovely at Christmas or any other time through the year.

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.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road 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.

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!

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.

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.

You can use any slow cooker or crockpot for this Rocky Road chocolate fudge recipe and the cooking time will vary depending on the size and cooking temperature of your crock pot.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge

Slow cooker fudge never takes us any longer than 40 minutes to cook but sometimes we need to take it off the heat after 30 minutes. You’ll know when to turn the cooker off once the mixture is completely melted and thickened.

If you’re looking for other easy fudge recipes to try at home then I’d love to point you in the direction of our Peanut Butter Fudge, Cherry Bakewell Fudge, Slow Cooker Aero Fudge and Slow Cooker Biscoff Fudge. You can find all our slow cooker fudge recipes so far here – they’re our favourite slow cooker recipes.

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 delicious Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

To decorate

  • 50g glace cherries
  • 15g mini marshmallows
  • 25g Digestive biscuits

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up into pieces 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 stir in the cherries and Digestive biscuits.
  • Once stirred well, quickly add the miniature marshmallows.
  • Pour into a baking pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put the rest of the cherries, marshmallows and biscuits on top to decorate, pressing into the fudge slightly.
  • Put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

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

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge

This is any Rocky Road lover's dream when it comes to fudge. Marshmallows, biscuits and glace cherries encased in a glorious milk chocolate fudge.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 400 g milk chocolate – can be bars or sweet milk chocolate chips
  • 100 g glace cherries halved
  • 35 g mini marshmallows
  • 75 g Digestive biscuits broken up

To decorate

  • 50 g glace cherries
  • 15 g mini marshmallows
  • 25 g Digestive biscuits

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate up into pieces 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 stir in the cherries and Digestive biscuits.
  • Once stirred well, quickly add the marshmallows.
  • Pour into a baking pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray and put the rest of the cherries, marshmallows and biscuits on top to decorate, pressing into the fudge slightly.
  • Put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

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

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fudge

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