Slow Cooker Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

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Last year I made Terry’s Chocolate Orange fudge in the slow cooker for the first time and it was immense. It’s still one of our most loved slow cooker fudge recipes. So, it felt only right that this Christmas I should make other Terry’s Chocolate Orange fudge flavours too – and the first one is Slow Cooker Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge.

I love chocolate orange but dark chocolate is always my favourite and so this recipe ended up being even nicer than the traditional Terry’s Chocolate Orange one for me. And those chocolate oranges are just such a symbol of Christmas aren’t they? I bet most people get one in their stocking.

Slow Cooker Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

What chocolate do you need for this fudge recipe?

For this dark chocolate orange fudge recipe we literally use three Terry’s Dark Chocolate Oranges. It gives a really lovely flavour that is just like eating the chocolate as you typically would but with that rich fudge taste too. If you wanted, you could use any dark chocolate orange bars of chocolate or chocolate chips but you would just need the same quantity of chocolate – around 400g.

Can I make chocolate fudge in the microwave?

If you don’t have a slow cooker you can make Terry’s dark chocolate orange fudge in the microwave but I prefer using the slow cooker as I feel like I have more control over the mixture. If you make it in the microwave, add the ingredients to a microwavable bowl and heat in short bursts until the right consistency is achieved.

I have seen many people make choc orange fudge and add orange extract, orange icing to the top using icing sugar, orange food colouring and orange zest. You can do that too if you like but I wanted to really give the option of a basic and easy two ingredient dark chocolate orange fudge recipe that you can then switch up however you like.

Slow Cooker Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange 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 flavour after it’s been in the fridge for a few days.

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.

Slow Cooker Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

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.

I love making fudge and it is fantastic to give as gifts – home made fudge presented in individual gift bags and tied with a ribbon. They’re something the whole family will love, sharing out the dark chocolate orange fudge squares over the festive season.

If you’re looking for other fudge recipes to try at home you can find our full range of flavours here. Other festive favourites are the Mince Pie fudge, Amaretto and Cherry fudge and Baileys fudge.

Slow Cooker Terry's Dark 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 Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

So here’s our easy Terry’s Chocolate Orange Slow Cooker Fudge recipe:

Ingredients

  • A 397 ml tin condensed milk
  • 450g Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange – roughly 3!

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate oranges up into pieces and add to the slow cooker bowl – reserving half an orange for later – 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, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray.
  • Top with the leftover Dark Chocolate Orange slices and put in the fridge to set – preferably overnight.

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Slow Cooker Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

Last year I made Terry’s Chocolate Orange fudge in the slow cooker for the first time and it was immense. It’s still one of our most loved slow cooker fudge recipes. So, it felt only right that this Christmas I should make other Terry’s Chocolate Orange fudge flavours too – and the first one is Slow Cooker Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword fudge, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 397 ml condensed milk
  • 450 g Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange Roughly 3!

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate oranges up into pieces and add to the slow cooker bowl – reserving half an orange for later – 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, pour the fudge mixture into a tin lined with parchment paper or silicone baking tray.
  • Top with the leftover Dark Chocolate Orange slices 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 Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge

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