After making a white chocolate and strawberry slow cooker fudge recipe last year my daughter Daisy and I wanted to tweak the recipe ever so slightly to be a Valentine’s Day slow cooker recipe themed fudge.
We love a celebration in our home and so tweaking our various fudge recipes to fit in with a season or special day is always fun!
This white chocolate based fudge recipe is slightly different from the above recipe as it omits the freeze dried strawberries and instead has a lot of Valentine’s sprinkles, smarties (candy covered chocolates) and mini marshmallows instead.
Now you could match this pink fudge with a strawberry flavouring by adding in some strawberry natural food flavouring to the slow cooker recipe. We haven’t chosen to do this as Daisy prefers her fudge to simply taste of the white chocolate. If you wanted to do this just a few small drops would suffice (taste test as you drop!).
We found our sprinkles in the baking aisle at Tesco and used pink, red and purple smarties. Don’t worry the rest of the smarties didn’t go to waste! You could also use red M&Ms.
Also the mini marshmallows added a lovely look and texture to the fudge.
We prefer cooking our fudge on the low setting of the slow cooker / crockpot. We just find it works better this way. Remember you have to stir the mixture every 10 minutes and we find setting an alarm keeps us on task. You could cook on high and reduce the time down if you prefer a quicker result!
We always cook our slow cooker fudge recipes for the first 1/2 hour with the lid on and then remove the lid for the remaining cooking time.
Don’t be alarmed if the fudge goes a pale shade of caramel around the edges this can happen with white chocolate fudge recipes. Simply stir lots and it will continue to cook well.
The shade of pink you desire is up to you. We used a cocktail stick and slowly added pink food colouring a teeny bit at at time until we were happy with the shade we achieved.
Line the tin with baking or greaseproof paper so the fudge doesn’t stick to the tin.
Once made the fudge is best cooled for 5 minutes and then the toppings can be applied. Gently press the toppings into the fudge to get them to fix better to the mixture.
I hope that you enjoy making this fudge and most importantly enjoy eating it or gifting it to a certain special someone in your life.
If you enjoy slow cooker fudge recipes then we have plenty to choose from in our feeding the family section of our blog. Recipes to choose from include the following
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