3 Easy Slow Cooker Fudge Recipes

November 17, 2019

a plate with solo fudge onThis summer just like the previous two summers prior, we have holidayed in Devon. Devon is the home of clotted cream teas and also clotted cream fudge!  Born in Devon and visiting there regularly,  I’m used to seeing a clotted cream fudge shop on just about about every street.  Although my favourite fudge this summer was found just over the border in Dorset, controversial for a Devonshire girl!

My husband in particular loves a sweet treat, especially fudge, and when on holiday or on a long journey he quite often treats himself to a slab of fudge. This has resulted in our children being very partial to a square or three!  So much so they spent some of their own summer holiday money on a small bag or two! This got me thinking about making my own fudge, to treat my family of fudge fiends.  I also thought it would be a handy home recipe to master in particular on the run up to Christmas, so I can find a new homemade recipe to gift to family, friends and teachers etc.gingerbread fudge on parchment paper

Not willing to spend hours in the kitchen with a sugar thermometer trying to reach the perfect setting temperatures and with previous failed attempts cooking fudge on the stove, I set about practicing with my trusty slow cooker.  I was sold on the first batch and found it easy to make even with an eager, helpful toddler.  I will go as far as to say it’s a pretty foolproof recipe and one you can play about with adding different flavours too.chocolate peanut butter fudge on baking paper

This Christmas I have visions of slabs of fudge all wrapped up in paper bags with festive ribbon being handed out and so I do hope that I have the time to create some more batches ready for Christmas.3 plates of fudge

In this post I have three different types of fudge recipe to share with you.  The first is a real chocolate indulgence topped with Nestle chocolate Rolos.  If you’re not in the UK and are unable to find Rolos then another chocolate caramel treat would work just as well.   The next fudge treat is a white chocolate gingerbread fudge topped with Lotus Biscoff and just perfect for this time of year.  It has more of a slight toffee fudge consistency than the chocolate fudges have.    Lastly I have peanut butter fiends in my house, so I just had to include a version of this in my fudge.  This version would work well with mini Reeses placed on top, but I went plain (this time!)  as we were starting to turn into fudge with all the taste testing!melted chocolate in a pan

You can cook these fudge recipes either on a high setting and reduce the cooking time or alternatively my chosen method which is low.  I find cooking it on low brings me the right consistency and allows the children to get close to the slow cooker / crock pot without it being too hot.  Top tips is to keep stirring any fudge mixture every 10 minutes or so.  I found I had plenty of helpers on hand to stir and then lick the spoon!

Chocolate Caramel Rolo Fudgerolo fudge Pinterest picture

Time – 10 minutes plus 2 hours cooking and 2 hours setting

400g Chocolate – I like a mix of 200g dark chocolate and 200g Milk chocolate

1tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 cup of caramel sauce ( I used Clarks dessert sauce) plus some extra for a drizzle

1 large knob of butter

1 tin of sweet condensed milk (395g)

First myself and the children break up the chocolate into pieces and add into the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.  Then just spend the next two hours in the house stirring like I said every 10-15 minutes.

Line an 8 inch square baking tray with baking parchment and then pour the fudge mixture into the tin.  Level out the fudge with a knife or spatula and then top your fudge with chocolate caramel Rolos.  I found placing them closer together better so the fudge pieces were more of a square, even chunk.  Too large and it’s a pretty rich fudge chunk!  Then drizzle with some leftover caramel sauce and then simply pop into the fridge to set for 2 hours.

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Chocolate Caramel Rolo Fudge

A real fudgey chocolate slow cooker fudge recipe, made even more delcious with caramel and rolos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, treats
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: caramel, chocolate, fudge, rolo
Servings: 16 1 inch squares

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 400 grams Chocolate - Mix 200g Dark chocolate and 200g Milk chcolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Caramel Dessert Sauce plus extra for drizzle
  • 1 large knob Butter
  • 1 tin Condensed milk (395g)
  • 16 Rolos

Instructions

  • Line a 8x8 squared baking tin with baking paper. Switch slow cooker onto a low setting.
  • Break up chocolate into small pieces
  • Add all the ingrediants into the slow cooker / crockpot
  • Stir regularly until chocolate is melted and continue to stir every 15 minutes
  • After 2 hours, pour fudge mixture into prepared tin and level out.
  • Add 16 rolos on top of the fudge mixtire and drizzle with caramel sauce
  • Chill the mixture for 2 hours
  • Keep at room temperature in an airtight container and consume as soon as possible. The fudge will last for over a week in the container. The fudge can also be frozen in 2 layers of clingfilm or baking paper in a freezable container for up to 3 months.

Gingerbread and White Chocolate Fudgegingerbread pinterest fudge picture

Time – 10 minutes plus 2 1/2 hours cooking and 2 hours setting

400g White Chocolate

2 tsp Ginger spice

1tsp Cinnamon

1tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 cup of Black treacle

1 large knob of butter

1 tin of sweet condensed milk (395g)

First myself and the children break up the chocolate into pieces and add into the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.  I found that cooking this white chocolate recipe for at least 2 1/2 hours (just that little longer than the milk/dark chocolate recipes) makes for a better consistency.    You can also add in a small pinch  nutmeg or cloves for a real festive taste.

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Slow cooker White Chocolate and Gingerbread Fudge

A deliciously easy slow cooker fudge. This fudge recipe is the essence of Christmas with its warming ginger sweetness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, treats
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: fudge, gingerbread, white chocloate
Servings: 16 inch squares

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 400 grams White Chocolate
  • 2 tsp tsp Ginnger spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large knob Butter
  • 1 tin Condensed milk (395g)
  • 1/4 cup Black treacle (Mollasses)
  • lotus biscoff biscuits optional

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 baking tray with baking paper and set aside
  • Break your chocolate into small pieces
  • Add all of the ingrediants with the chocolate pieces into the sow cooker/ crcokpot
  • Put the slow cooker onto low and stir frequently until the chcolate has melted
  • Continue to stir every 15 minutes
  • After 2 1/2 hours, pour the fudge mixture into the prepared tin and level the mixture out
  • Top with small shards of lotus biscoff biscuits (optional)
  • Allow to cool and pop in the fridge for 2 hours to set
  • Once set cut into 16 sqaures and keep at room temperature in an airtight container.
    If wrapped in clingfilm several times or baking paper and then popped into a frezzable conatiner it can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

chocolate peanut butter fudge pinterest picture Time – 10 minutes plus 2 hours cooking and 2 hours setting

300g Chocolate – I like a mix of 100g dark chocolate and 200g Milk chocolate

1tsp Vanilla extract

3/4 cup of peanut butter

pinch of salt

1 large knob of butter

1 tin of sweet condensed milk (395g)

First myself and the children break up the chocolate into pieces and add into the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.  Then just spend the next two hours in the house stirring like I said very 10-15 minutes.

Line an 8 inch square baking tray with baking parchment and then pour the fudge mixture into the tin.  Level out the fudge with a knife or spatula and then simply pop into the fridge to set for 2 hours.

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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

A perfect fudge recipe for peanut butter fans!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, treats
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: chocolate, fudge, peanut butter
Servings: 16 1 inch squares

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 400g Chocolate - 200g dark chocolate and 200g milk chocolate
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large knob Butter
  • 1 tin Condensed milk (395g)

Instructions

  • Prepare an 8x8 square baking tin with greaseproof paper
  • Break chocolate into small picecs
  • Add all the ingrediants into the slow cooer / crcokpot and stir to melt the chocolate pieces
  • Continue to stir the fudge mixture every 15 minutes
  • After 2 hours, pour the fudge into the prepared tin and level out
  • Cool and then pop into fridge for 2 hours to set
  • Keep at room temperature in an airtight container

I hope that these three recipes give you a fudge recipe that you would love to try out and maybe even like me use for a gift or two.  I find that handmade food gifts are always well received as they show time and thought has been put into the gift.

2 responses to “3 Easy Slow Cooker Fudge Recipes”

  1. Rachael Rogers says:

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh! Gingerbread fudge 😱 this is a winner in my eyes! I’m definitely giving it a go! Thank you for the recipes 🥰🥰

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