Gingerbread Fudge is a festive and fun recipe to bring Christmas to your kitchen! Simply grab some gingerbread man sprinkles, all spice and let the elves come knocking! Chocolate recipes for Christmas can be as easy as ho, ho, ho!
Recipes like my Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge and Instant Pot Fudge take the stress out of quickly melting chocolate and less us go at a slow pace. Fudge is one of the most popular sweet treats around town!
My Easter Fudge recipe is a fun way to use mini eggs and make fudge in a creative way.
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Fudge
There are SO many ways to make fudge!
I never met a piece of fudge I didn't like!!
You can melt the chocolate on the stove, in your Instant Pot, in the microwave or your Crockpot!
I find the Slow Cooker an easy way to make fudge as there is no stress about doing anything quickly!
For this recipe, you can use any cooking method you prefer. The ingredients will be the same!
For Slow Cooker Fudge recipes, such as Redskin Fudge, Caramel Fudge and Salted Caramel Fudge, check this post: Slow Cooker Fudge.
Stove top Fudge
The easiest stove top method is to fill a medium saucepan ¾ with water and place a heatproof bowl on top. Add the chocolate and butter and use a low temperature to allow these 2 ingredients to melt.
Slowly stir in the other sugar and sweetened condensed milk and stir till it is consistent.
Then transfer to a lined slice tray.
Instant Pot Fudge
Add the trivet and a heatproof bowl to your Instant Pot.
Pour in 2 liters of water (or enough so it comes ½ way up the bowl).
Add all of the ingredients, press the Slow Cooker Function and allow the chocolate to melt gradually.
Stir to combine and then transfer to a lined slice tray.
For a more detailed look at this method, have a look at this recipe: Instant Pot Fudge.
The ingredients needed for this recipe are simple and easy to find at your local grocery store. They are shown in the photo below:
As you can see we have:
- white chocolate
- brown sugar
- sweetened condensed milk
- mixed spice
- Gingerbread men sprinkles (or your favourite)
If you can't find the same sprinkles I used, try any Christmas, festive sprinkles you like!
These are the step by step photos and instructions to make this recipe:
- Add white chocolate to Slow Cooker Bowl at a low heat (Photo 1)
- Add brown sugar to the chocolate (Photo 2)
- Followed by sweetened condensed milk (Photo 3)
- Then add the butter(Photo 4)
Fudge making is really about the combination of simple ingredients with complementary flavours. Also known as delicious bites of chocolate heaven, haha!
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Fudge method
- Add mixed spice (Photo 5)
- Cook/let melt for 1 ½ hrs (Photo 6)
- Once the chocolate and butter has started to melt, stir the fudge mix occasionally (Photo 7)
- Lift bowl of Crockpot and use a spatula to pour fudge into tray (Photo 8)
It is important to line your slice tray (which also makes the cleaning up easier) My slice tin which is my go to fudge slice tin measures (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm).
Easy Gingerbread Fudge method
- Once the fudge is in the slice tray, it is ready to decorate(Photo 9)
- Add your favorite holiday sprinkles (Photo 10)
- Place slice tray into the fridge to set (Photo 11)
- Add the fudge to set for a couple of hours (Photo 12)
The fudge will start to set quickly. So make sure you have your sprinkles close by.
If the fudge is setting too quickly, as you place the sprinkles on top, gently press them into the fudge.
Allow the fudge to set for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Whilst it will be firm prior to this time, it is easier to cut when it is on the firmer rather than soft side.
Use a sharp knife to cut the block of fudge into pieces. Run the knife under warm water (then use a tea towel to wip the moisture off) for nice clean, pieces with a sharp edge.
This fudge can be made in advance, it can be used for Christmas Baking Gifts and easy enough as a recipe to enjoy Christmas baking for kids.
Frequently asked questions
- The spice we need is MIXED SPICE (Not All Spice)
- we use 500 grams chocolate melts (white chocolate)
- use your preferred method, ie Stove top, microwave, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
- have some tea towels or silicon gloves ready for the bowl will be hot to handle
- this is an EASY recipe!
- the chocolate will start to melt slowly, no need to stir at this time
- the lid must be off the entire time
- my slice tray measures (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm)
- this is a kid friendly recipe
- this is an EASY recipe
Gingerbread Fudge Pro tips
These additional tips are so that you can master fudge making in your instant pot from the 1st time you cook it:
- Set the temperature to low (or hot if you want to use less time)
- In the beginning let the ingredients, sit together without stirring
- Work quickly once you have removed the fudge from the heat as it will start to set quickly
- Have your sprinkles close by so they stick 'into' the fudge.
If you love baking during the festive season, try these ideas:
Or if it is chocolate that makes your mouth water and you want to play with it more often, try one of these recipes:
- Chocolate Covered Pears (with crunchy granola)
- Redskin Fudge (perfect for Valentines Day)
- Caramel Fudge
- No Bake Chocolate Cake
- Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
- Dark Chocolate Bark
Milk, white and dark chocolate are all good for fudge making!
To serve the fudge, simply cut it into pieces and either store in a sealed air tight container or zip lock bags.
For a easy Christmas gift idea, cut the fudge and wrap into small Christmas presents with ribbon.
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- Slow Cooker
- 500 grams white chocolate Note 1
- 397 grams sweetened condensed milk Note 2
- 1 cup brown sugar loosely packed
- 50 grams unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon All Spice Note 3
- Gingerbread Men Sprinkles Note 4
- Line a slice tray with baking paper (My slice tray measures (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm)
- Turn your Slow Cooker on to a low temperature
- Add white chocolate melts, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Sprinkle mixed spice in on top.
- Stir every 15 mins for a 1 hr period
- Turn the heat to warm (or off if you don't have a warm setting)
- Pour your fudge into your slice tray
- Tap slice tray by holding both ends (to flatten fudge)
- Decorate the top of the fudge with Gingerbread Men Sprinkles
- Place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hrs
- Remove from fridge, pull sides of paper from tray to remove. Then use a sharp knife to cut fudge into small pieces.
- Note 1 You can use either white chocolate melts, buttons, or a cooking block of chocolate. I like using the bit as my local grocery store sells them in 250 grams. This is perfect as I grab 2 packets and there is no leftovers to waste!
- Note 2 Don't be fooled by the grams I have indicated here, ie 397 grams. This is a standard full tin of sweetened condensed milk. The label indicated this amount, it not 400 grams, which I stick to for accuracy.
- Note 3 Mixed Spice will be in the spices aisle at the supermarket with the other spices and herbs. It is also very popular at Christmas time for baking, so you might find it with the Christmas ingredients like sprinkles and sweets. It is different to All Spice which is a peppery mix of ingredients. Instead Mixed Spice is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and mace. I much prefer using this for making this recipe as I don't need 'a little of this' and 'a little of that', rather I use 1 tablespoon of Mixed Spice (too easy!!)
- Note 4 You can use your favorite festive sprinkles for this recipe. I got my Gingerbread men sprinkles from the local store in the Christmas baking section.
Fudge making can seem like rocket science, but it is good to know that the more often you make it, the easier it gets!
Choose the cooking method that you find the most simple and stick to it!
Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe as I would love to hear your feedback.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...