Easy slow cooker fudge, chocolate and vanilla slow cooker fudge recipe by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Easy Guide To Making Slow Cooker Fudge

January 12, 2016

Making fudge in the slow cooker is easier than you might think! This vanilla and milk chocolate easy slow cooker fudge recipe takes a few hours to cook and makes for a great sweet treat or gift.

Easy slow cooker fudge, chocolate and vanilla slow cooker fudge recipe by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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The slow cooker is a must have gadget in my kitchen. Being able to create delicious sweets and desserts, as well as savoury meals makes it an essential bit of kit that’s easy and budget friendly to use. You don’t need to splash the cash on this kitchen addition if you find yourself without a slow cooker, mine is your bog standard £10 slow cooker from Wilko and has lasted me many years. However, if you have a larger family, there are some great deals available like this Morphy Richards 3.5L for £35-£40 or the huge Morphy Richards 6.5L for £33.

Easy slow cooker fudge, chocolate and vanilla fudge made in the slow cooker. Recipe by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Fudge is a childhood favourite for me. Growing up in Cornwall, fudge was a big thing. Cornish fudge is amazing and I’m lucky to have had a childhood where the best sweets were always available. (I’m only slightly biased!)

Since moving away in my early teens, I haven’t really had fudge. Along with my Cornish home, it all just sort of disappeared and I never really thought about it much. One day, I had a real craving and I had to do something about it.

Imagine how happy this little Cornish lady was when she discovered you could make delicious fudge in only a few hours sing a slow cooker and some very basics ingredients!

Versatile

You can top your fudge off with anything you like! I’ve chosen simple hundreds and thousands for this recipe, which make an excellent Christmas gift! What could be cuter than some fudge, made with love, wrapped up in cellophane  and added to a little treat hamper?

Home made Christmas gifts that the whole family will love. Easy slow cooker fudge recipe at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

If you’ve got children or you’re a fan of cooking up some tasty Halloween Treats, you could top off this fudge with some Halloween themed sprinkles. Perfect for a kids Halloween party, don’t forget the games as well!

Inspired?

Are you feeling inspired now? Raring to get into the kitchen and find out what sweet treats your slow cooker can conjure for you? The recipe for this super easy Slow Cooker Fudge is below! If you make it, please tweet me or comment on this post to let me know what you think of it!

 

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Easy Guide To Making Slow Cooker Fudge
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Easy Guide To Making Slow Cooker Fudge. Cook time varies between slow cookers, averaging around 90 - 120 minutes.
Ingredients
  • 500g milk chocolate
  • 1 table spoon of butter
  • 1 table spoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 can of condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Break the chocolate bars up into chunks and put them in the slow cooker first.
  2. Pour the condensed milk over the chocolate - make sure to use a spoon or spatula to get all of it out.
  3. Add the butter and the vanilla essence.
  4. IMPORTANT: Leave the lid OFF , set slow cooker to LOW and using a METAL spoon, stir every 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Just leave the slow cooker to do it's thing and pop back every 15 minutes to give it a stir. Obviously as time goes by, you will need to put a bit more effort into stirring as the mixture gets quite thick.
  6. You'll know your fudge has had enough time in the slow cooker once a crust like texture has formed on top and the fudge mixture has started to come away from the edges of the slow cooker slightly.
  7. This takes approximately 90 - 120 minutes, depending on the temperature of the "low" setting on your slow cooker.
  8. Once it's done, pour onto a lined baking tray and set in the fridge.
  9. To portion, remove baking paper and cut with a sharp knife, using hot water to help keep the knife clean and create even cuts.
  10. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
  11. Adding Extras: If you want to add extras to your fudge (try nuts, sprinkles, raisins etc) stir these in with the mixture before you pour it into the baking tray. Alternatively, once you've poured the fudge into the lined baking tray, sprinkle your extras on top then set in the fridge.

Easy Guide To Making Slow Cooker Chocolate And Vanilla Fudge. Slow Cooker sweets the easy way by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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46 Comments

  • Sam

    January 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I had no idea you can make fudge in a slow cooker! It looks delicious!
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      It’s amazing what you can make in a slow cooker! I’m finding new things every day. xx

  • Lima

    January 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    My husband would love these! He’s a fan of fudge. It’s just another reason for me to purchase a slow cooker – yes, I keep putting off the purchase, urgh. HELP.

    Lima

    xo

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Definitely get one! They’re cheap and make meals cheaply and leaves you so much time to enjoy yourself! Whack it on and then you don’t have to spend any time in the evening cooking! I am SO glad we got ours! It’s a life saver…and I’m a lazy cook! xx

  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    January 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I love fudge and have tried to make it the traditional way a couple of time with disappointing results. I’ve since successfully made some in the microwave but never a slow cooker – sadly it’s a gadget we’ve not got.
    Angela x
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      I really need to try it in the microwave – you’re the third person I’ve heard say that they made it with way. I would like to try the traditional way too. 🙂 xx

  • Leandra

    January 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Sounds amazing and I LOVE your recipe print option!! #cookblogshare xx
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks lovely, I spent ages trying to find a decent plugin! I’ve found so many recipes on blogs that I’ve ATTEMPTED to print, but it’s all gone a bit funny and waste a lot of colourful ink, or I just write it down on a scrap of paper and lose it forever. So I thought it’s something that bugs me, maybe it bugs other people too! Thanks for the kind words xx

  • Mandy

    January 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    What an awesome idea! I’m still amazed that you can make fudge in a slow cooker. Sadly we don’t have a Wilko near us. I loved that shop when I lived in Nottingham many years ago. Thanks for joining up with #CookBlogShare

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      It’s an amazing shop but I’m sure they do some nice ones in Argos or similar that aren’t too expensive. Maybe even the supermarket? I’m still finding more and more recipes each day for slow cookers that I’m amazed by! xx

  • Honest Mum

    January 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I am actually drooling. On a train full of people. LUSH! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Ahaha, thank you so much for your kind words! It’s really tasty, it didn’t last very long! xx

  • Sarah – Craft Invaders

    January 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I tried making fudge in the microwave at Christmas which tasted delicious, but wasn’t really firm enough to bad up to give away. Will try your method next, but will use the simmer oven of our Aga as that’s what I cook on 🙂

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Ah I have never tried to make it in the microwave before, that sounds like you’d be stood next to it for a long time. As long as it tastes great, that’s all the matters. 😉 Thanks, please let me know how you get on with it! xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    January 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I have my fingers crossed for you! Let me know how it goes xx

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    January 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Oh wow this looks and sounds so good! This is a must try. Thank you for joining in with #CookBlogShare and I hope to see you there again x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much, it didn’t last very long over here! Xx

  • Jenny

    January 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    This looks amazing! I love the idea for using a slow cooker for sweet recipes. I won a slow cooker years ago, but sold it as I didn’t know what to do with it, regretting that now! Thanks so much for linking up to #howtosunday xx
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Oh dear, you can pick them up really cheap some places! Probably even get some at car boots! Thanks for hosting xx

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  • Louise scholan

    November 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing xXx

  • Paul Sanderson

    December 7, 2016 at 2:11 am

    My wife and I are big slow cooker fans, we have 2 young children we find it makes our lives so much easier. On that note, we have just posted up our slow cooker own fudge recipe, It’s very similar to yours but we would love you to try it out and see what you think.
    http://www.diythought.com/slow-cooker-fudge/

    Thanks Paul

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks, I’ll have a look 🙂 I love the slow cooker, great invention!

  • Michelle

    November 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    That fudge looks so good! I didn’t know you could make it in a crock pot though. I love my crock pot. I use it a lot during the Winter months. This is very interesting!

  • Kate

    November 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    This would make such a great DIY foodie christmas gift. Slow Cookers are so versatile!

  • Emma

    November 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious. I’ve never made fudge before, but it looks so easy. I’ll have to give it a try and pop it in some Christmas hampers.

  • MissPond

    November 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Wow! What a great recipe 🙂 So easy and the perfect make for Christmas gifts.
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  • Ana De- Jesus

    November 7, 2017 at 1:07 am

    OOh I adore fudge so I really love the sound of slow cooker fudge! I had no idea that you could make it in a crock pot!

  • Stephanie Merry

    November 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I really need to use my slow cooker more – this looks fab! x

  • fashionandstylepolice

    November 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I love the sound off this recipe. I need to try it.

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    November 7, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Oh yum! What a great and easy idea for gifts this Christmas. I’m all for homemade 🙂

  • Lisa

    November 7, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Wow this sounds delicious and so easy to make. I would never have thought of using slow cooker for sweet stuff, love it!

  • Linda Hobbis

    November 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I would never have thought of making fudge in a slow cooker. Great idea for Christmas pressies.

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    November 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Oh how delicious does this look? It is absolutely perfect for a Christmas gift. Kaz

  • Ami

    November 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I am 100% going to try this! I love fudge, I love my slow cooker… what’s not to like!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      November 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

      My thinking exactly 😉

  • Jen

    November 7, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Did someone say fudge? You have my full attention. Homemade fudge reminds me of my Grandmother, and how wonderful it tasted. Have never thought to make it in a slow cooker; such a great idea. I still don’t own a slow cooker, but the more I see about them, the more I know I really need to go get one.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      November 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

      I never used to use mine too much, but I’m finding that it’s invaluable these days!

  • Rachel PaLmEr

    November 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Ok so we killed our slow cooker last year. Somebody (not me) put it in the sink This recipe is making me want to go out and buy a new one

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      November 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Oh no! I’m surprised I haven’t done anything like that yet to be fair! It’s easily done. 🙂

  • Helen

    November 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I’m a huge fudge fan, especially Cornish fudge. There’s nothing quite like it is there!
    I’m planning on giving homemade fudge as Christmas presents this year so this recipe is the perfect timing for me. Even better that I can do it in the slow cooker too.
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  • Amy Deverson

    November 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Omg…. I literally bought a slow cooker yesterday! I’m so excited now!! Tomorrow I’m going to get to work making some fudge. Thanks so much for the recipe x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      November 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Oh how exciting! 😀 Please let me know how you get on!

  • Jake Ferrer

    November 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Oh. Am dying to eat that fudge. My siblings would def love it too. It’s a very easy recipe. Thanks for sharing us.

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)

    November 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Oh my goodness – I had no idea this was even possible and it looks amazing. Totally bookmarking this post and getting the slow cooker out!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  • Lisa – The Love of a Captain blog

    November 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    This looks and sounds so good. WOuld never have thought to do something like this in a slow cooker 😛
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