Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge is seriously delicious and easy as set and forget! This Irish Cream Chocolate Fudge recipe brings people together with smooth decadence. It also makes the perfect Christmas Gift Giving idea!
For firm, thick fudge that melts in your mouth, we need a basic ingredient combination of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate.
Slow Cooker Bailey's Fudge
Have you tried using your Slow Cooker to make Fudge?
If you haven't, I welcome you to this seriously delicious result of slow cooking and fudge making.
The process is as easy as combining the ingredients, turning the Slow Cooker on (low), letting it do its thing (Slow Cook) and stirring every now and then.
I always use low temperature when making fudge in my Slow Cooker. The lid needs to be off and all we need is a little time.
Our Slow Cooker Bailey's Fudge stays true to its Irish Cream Heritage by being smooth, creamy and sophisticated!
Slow Cooking Fudge gives us a new way to create Redskin Fudge, Caramel Fudge and Salted Caramel Fudge without haste as we melt our way into the slice tray (see my Slow Cooker Fudge recipe) for these flavour combinations.
Slow Cooker Bailey's Fudge ingredients
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, you will need:
- white chocolate
- milk chocolate
- sweetened condensed milk
- Bailey's (Irish Cream Liqueur)
We need to use a greater quantity of chocolate for this recipe than our other slow cooker fudge recipes to allow for the additional liquid derived from the Irish Cream (booze).
How to make Bailey's Fudge in the Slow Cooker
These are the step by step photos and instructions to make this recipe:
- Add white chocolate to Slow Cooker Bowl (Photo 1)
- Followed by milk chocolate (Photo 2)
- Then add the sweetened condensed milk (Photo 3)
- Followed by the butter (Photo 4)
All of our ingredients go into the Crockpot, we turn it to a low heat, we keep the lid off and then we dance around the kitchen till it is needing our attention!!
Bailey's Fudge recipe method
- Add Bailey's Irish Cream to the chocolate mix (Photo 5)
- Leave the lid off and turn the temp to low (Photo 6)
- As the ingredients melt, stir every now and then (Photo 7)
- Ensure that all of the chocolate is melted and combined thoroughly (Photo 8)
Slow Cooker Bailey's Fudge recipe method
- Transfer fudge mix into lined slice tray (Photo 9)
- Use spatula to smooth surface and place in fridge to set (Photo 10)
- Let the fudge set over a 2-3 hr time frame (Photo 11)
- Once set, remove from fridge and use a sharp knife to cut into 1-2 bite size pieces (Photo 12)
It is essential for the recipe to line your slice tray. My favourite fudge slice tin measures (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm, 11 x 6.8 x 1.9 inches)
If you use a longer slice tray, it will still work but the pieces will be thinner. If you use a thinner slice tray (eg a brownie tin) the pieces will be thicker (taller).
Everyone loves a wee bit of whisky every now and then and the smooth chocolatey velvetiness of Bailey' Irish Cream goes down a treat.
Combining it with our simple chocolate fudge ingredients is a winning combination.
If chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and Bailey's never met, it would be a great loss to all of us!
I like this fudge without sprinkles as it maintains the smoothness of the ingredient combination, but if you want to decorate your version, but all means please do!
Stove top Fudge
You can also make this Bailey's fudge on the stove top.
Simply fill a saucepan ¾ full of water, place a heatproof bowl on top and let the chocolate melt and ingredients come together.
Stir the melted fudge mix occasionally to combine.
Once the fudge has being combined and has a uniform consistency, we then transfer it into a lined slice tray.
Instant Pot Fudge
If you want to make fudge in your Instant Pot have a look at my Instant Pot Fudge recipe.
All you need to do is place the trivet and a heatproof bowl into the Instant Pot. Pour water to come ½ way up the side of the bowl and press the Slow Cooker function.
How to cut fudge into uniform pieces
The fudge will be easiest to cut when it is very firm. This usually takes 2 hours in the fridge.
I find the best way to cut fudge is to use a shape knife and clean off the excess chocolate after each cut.
If you didn't opt for sprinkles like my recipe, then you can flip the fudge over and have the bottom be the top so the surface will be smooth and flat.
If you are still searching for Christmas Gift Ideas, then whip up a batch of this fudge and gift away!
It is a sweet treat that we don't eat all year round and it is also a great way to experiment with different fudge flavours.
Slow Cooker Baileys fudge quick info:
About the recipe:
- we use a combination of both milk and white chocolate
- use can use all one type of chocolate if you wish, ie milk or white
- you can use either chocolate bits (chips) or chocolate melts
- this is a fun recipe that can be made with little people also
- this is a super EASY fudge recipe!
FAQs about Baileys fudge in the Crockpot
- the temp needs to be low
- the lid is off the entire time
- my slice tray measures (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm)
- it is not necessary to spray the bowl of the Slow Cooker (or line it)
- you can make this recipe in advance
Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge Pro tips:
These additional tips are so that you can master fudge making in your instant pot from the 1st time you try it:
- Use greaseproof paper to line your slice tray
- Once the ingredients are in the Slow Cooker and the temp is low, let it do its thing for a little bit (15 mins ish) before you start stirring
- Use a non stick silicon utensil or spatula when stirring to avoid scratching the bowl
- Work quickly to get the fudge into the slice tray when the heat is off
- I admit that the Slow Cooker bowl is HEAVY! It is tricky to hold and transfer the fudge, however once you have used your Slow Cooker to made fudge a couple of times, this too will be EASY
- My Slow Cooker is a Kmart 5.5 litre version (I think it cost $20). You don't need the latest, greatest SC to make fudge
If time in the kitchen is your favourite way to spend the holidays,I suspect you will love the following recipes:
- Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
- Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge
- Chocolate Ripple Wreath
- Gingerbread Fudge
- Christmas Wreath Pavlova
- 8 Egg Pavlova
- Mistletoe Cupcakes
- Christmas Cocktail
Or if you want to play around with chocolate as a therapeutic pastime, your heart will be content with the following recipes:
- Chocolate Covered Pears (with crunchy granola)
- Redskin Fudge (perfect for Valentines Day)
- Caramel Fudge
- No Bake Chocolate Cake
- Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
- Chocolate Granola Bark
- Dark Chocolate Bark
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Triple Caramel Chocolate Brownies
Milk, white or dark chocolate can be used for this fudge, they all go down a treat!!
You can keep this fudge in the fridge until you are ready to serve! (If you can resist it!!)
Cellophane bags with festive ribbon are the perfect way to portion and wrap your fudge for holiday gift giving ideas!
If you need a little holiday pick me up, this fudge is it!
The smooth creamy delicious Bailey's goes down very well this time of year!
Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge
- Slow Cooker
- Slice tray
- Greaseproof Paper
- Chopping board
Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge
- 750 grams white chocolate Note 1
- 375 grams milk chocolate Note 2
- 397 grams sweetened condensed milk Note 3
- 50 grams butter
- ⅓ cup Baileys Irish Cream Note 4
Slow Cooker Baileys Fudge
- Add the 2 types of chocolate to the Slow Cooker Bowl, followed by butter, sweetened condensed milk and then pour in the Baileys.
- Turn the temperature to low, leave the lid off and do nothing for the 1st 15 mins
- After 15 mins, stir the ingredients as they melt every 10-15 mins
- Once the fudge mix has a crust like consistency to it, use oven mits to remove the inner Slow Cooker Bowl and use the spatula to transfer the fudge into the lined slice tray.
- Place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to set
- Use a sharp knife and chopping board to cut fudge into pieces
- Note 1 You can use a block of chocolate (broken into pieces), chocolate bits or chocolate melts. I use 2 x bags of 375 grams white chocolate melts. We use considerably more chocolate for this recipe than standard fudge. That is to accommodate the addition of the liquid (Ie the Baileys).
- Note 2 You can also make this recipe with milk chocolate only if it is you preference. I like the combination as it gives a lighter colour and matches the regular colour of the Irish Cream.
- Note 3 This is a standard size tin of sweetened condensed milk.
- Note 4 My intention for this recipe is for you to taste the Baileys in the fudge. Less than this amount I don't find the flavor as deep, however, your fudge mix will be more consistent. Using ⅓ cup creates a slight separation in the alcohol/fudge mix. This is minimal and if consistency stirred to combine and melt the ingredients together will work to set into the firm fudge texture we all know and love. If you don't stir it consistently, it will set as a seperate white layer in parts. If you don't want to use as much chocolate as the recipe suggests, know that you won't be able to have ⅓ cup of Baileys. Rather use 1-2 tbs of it if you reduce the chocolate volume.
Irish Cream Fudge
You know its Christmas, when you are buying Baileys just to bake with and then find yourself with a sippy cup of it on ice in once hand.
The Baileys is smooth, it is creamy and it is delicious.
The combo of Irish Cream and Chocolate is heaven sent and would make Santa's cheeks glow with contentment.
Slow Cooking lets us set and forget for fuss free fudge making that is a great way to while away the time.
Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe as I would love to hear your feedback.
One final tip from me about the Baileys my friends, get 2 bottles if you can, you never know when it will be needed to keep some ice lonely and your lips merry!