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Slow Cooker Fudge

by Adrianne

Slow Cooker Fudge is a fun and easy recipe that anyone can make! Using the slow cooker to melt and mix our fudge, allows slowing down and enjoying the process.  Pieces of chocolate fudge with coloured sprinkles stacked high

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The best thing about making this fudge in the Slow Cooker is that you don’t have to rush as much like when you make it on the stove or microwave!

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This fudge recipe results in seriously smooth chocolate fudge that you don’t need to whip! 

What are the main ingredients in fudge?

Fudge is made using a combination of chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter. 

The combinations for fudge in the crock pot are endless, dream of caramel fudge, redskin fudge, mint fudge or Christmas fudge! 

To make our fudge, we add the ingredients to bowl, set the temperature on low and simply stir as we go! 

Slow Cooker Fudge ingredients

Chocolate fudge done in the Slow Cooker is easy and I have step by step photos and instructions so that you can easily follow. 

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Fudge set out with text overlay

As you can see the ingredients we need are:

  • chocolate (milk, dark or white is fine!) 
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • butter
  • sprinkles (to decorate)

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Slow Cooker Fudge step by step instructions 

We can summarize our recipes into 9 easy steps. The photos below show you each step and all we need to do is take one step after the other. 

  1. add chocolate, butter, condensed milk and vanilla to slow cooker (photos 1-4)
  2. have the temperature on low and the lid off (shown in photos 5)
  3. use a spatula to stir the mix every 10 – 15 mins  (shown in photo 6)
  4. transfer the melted fudge into a lined slice tray (shown in photo 7)
  5. decorate your fudge with sprinkles (shown in photo 8)
  6. refrigerate your fudge until it sets, approx 1 – 2 hrs (shown in photo 9)

Slow Cooker Fudge Method with text overlay

Crockpot Chocolate Fudge recipe steps

Of the 9 steps we take to make this recipe, there are 4 to pay particular attention to, these are below:   

  • the temperature needs to be on low with the lid off (photo 1)
  • use a spatula to stir the chocolate fudge every 10 -15 mins (photo 2)
  • transfer into a lined slice tray (photo 3) 
  • refrigerate for a minimum of 1-2 hrs before serving  (photo 4)

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Steps for crockpot fudge with text overlay

Decorate with your favourite sprinkles, which you can vary to suit the occasion. Multi-coloured for birthdays, red and green for Christmas fudge, or use salt for salted caramel fudge!!

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Once you try this method for making fudge, you might not use the stove for it again! It is perfect for weeknights when you need a recipe for a bake sale the next day but you don’t want to cook all night! 

Slow Cooker Fudge with multi coloured sprinkles on a white baking sheet

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge stacked high with top piece having a bite out of it

The texture of the fudge is smooth and the sprinkles add pops of colour and a little crunch! 

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Slow Cooker Fudge recipe quick info:

About the recipe:

  • you can use milk, dark or white chocolate
  • There is no need to spray the slow cooker bowl
  • the fudge makes approx 35 pieces
  • you can leave the top plain or decorate as you wish! 

FAQs about making fudge in the Slow Cooker

  1. we use 500 grams chocolate
  2. it is imperative to line your slice tray
  3. you can cut the pieces as big or small as you like
  4. this is a family friendly recipe
  5. This is an EASY recipe

Chocolate Fudge Slow Cooker Pro tips:

These additional tips are so that you can master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:

  • use a plastic spatular which won’t scratch your crockpot as you stir
  • sitr the melted fudge mix every 10- 15 mins as you  go
  • hold the slow cooker bowl with one tea toweled hand (it will be hot) and use your other hand to stir 
  • have your slice tray lined and close so you are ready and can pour the fudge straight in
  • the fudge will start to set straight away with the heat off, work quickly for this step

I thought it might be fun to have a look at some other Slow Cooker Fudge recipes, so I also whipped up some Redskin Fudge and Salted Caramel (can be plain caramel fudge) so you could see these treats as well!

Redskin Fudge 

  • 1 330 gram packet of redskins (wrappers removed)
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 500 grams white chocolate

2 side by side photos of slow cooker redskin fudge that is pink with sprinkles

Note: This recipe is SUPER sweet. Cut the pieces into small bite sized pieces. Don’t add any extra sugar or vanilla! 

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Caramel Fudge (Salted Caramel Fudge)

  • 500 grams white chocolate
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • salt (optional for topping)

Image if ingredients in Slow Cooker for caramel fudge next to fudge in slice pan

Slow Cooker Fudge with multi coloured sprinkles on a white baking sheet

Slow Cooker Fudge

Slow Cooker Fudge is a super fun and easy recipe that anyone can make!  Slow cooker recipes make for convenient cooking with 'set and forget' being the traditional mindset. 
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Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate fudge, fudge, slow cooker fudge
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 35
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Adrianne
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker (mine is 5.5l)
  • Spatula (plastic as it doesn't scrap the bowl)
  • Slice tin (My slice tray measures  (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm)
  • Baking paper
  • Knife (to cut fudge once set)

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Fudge

  • 500 grams chocolate melts Note 1
  • 397 grams sweetened condensed milk Note 2
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract Note 3
  • sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

Slow Cooker Fudge

  • Turn your Slow Cooker onto a low heat
  • Add chocolate melts, butter, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to Slow Cooker Bowl, leave uncovered
  • Stir approximately every 15 mins to combine across a 1 hr period
  • Pour melted chocolate fudge mix into a lined slice tray and decorate with sprinkles Note *
  • Refrigerate for 2 hrs until set
  • Remove from fridge, lift sides of baking paper to remove from slice tray, use a chopping board and knife to cut into 2 cm squared pieces

Video

Notes

  • Note 1 You can use dark, milk or white chocolate melts. I am using dark chocolate for this recipe. If using dark chocolate definitely add the vanilla essence as it is a much more bitter chocolate than milk or white. If using milk or white chocolate, you can skip the vanilla essence is you like and have easy 3 ingredient fudge!!
  • Note 2 I admit that this is a very unusual amount ie 397grams, however, you can rest assured that this is simply the exact amount of a standard tin of sweetened condensed milk! 
  • Note 3 Vanilla extract is MUCH cheaper than vanilla essence. I use vanilla extract more often than note as I like to be mindful of grocery bills and I don't think the difference in the two is even tasted, so use whichever you prefer. 
  • Note 4 My slice tray measures  (28 x 17.5 x 5 cm). A smaller surface area slice tray will result in thicker (higher) pieces of fudge and a larger surface area will result in thinner (shorter) pieces of fudge. 
  • Note 5 The nutrition calculation is for 1 piece of fudge, it is VERY hard to stop at eating one piece! Sorry, well not really, it tastes SO good!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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Slow Cooker recipes

This recipe and the options here are sweet treats which I know you will love. 

It is so FUN to use your slow cooker to make fudge, not to mention SUPER easy. 

I find the hardest thing is that it is a recipe where I could do with 3 (or 4) hands. The most challenging part is lifting the slow cooker bowl above the slice tray to get the melted fudge mix into your slice tray. It is a doozey! 

For the chocolate and caramel fudge you won’t need spray oil, but do use a little on the crockpot base for the redskin fudge as it is much stickier and this helps. 

If there is a little leftover fudge mix in the slow cooker bowl as you couldn’t quite tip it all in then leave it. If you try and scrap it into the slice tray you will get a less flat top as the fudge in the tray will have already started to set. 

Have fun with this recipe and suggestions as it is VERY COOL to make fudge in the slow cooker and you have to try it! 

As always give me a shout if you have any questions and I would love to know what you think in the comments below. 

Your fudge is going to fly off the plate and you are going to be the fudge maker of the year! 

Slow cook on my friends. 

Adrianne xx

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11 comments

Farah February 9, 2020 - 9:35 am

5 stars
That is a fun recipe! Can’t wait to use my slow cooker to make this!

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Adrianne February 9, 2020 - 10:25 am

Cheers Farah! Hope you enjoy it, cheers!!

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Alisha Rodrigues February 9, 2020 - 9:49 am

5 stars
Gosh ! This is so easy .. I’ve never tried slow cooker fudge before but gonna do it with the kids cos it looks so yum and easy

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Adrianne February 9, 2020 - 10:26 am

Hope you all live it Alisha!! Cooking with the kids is so fun!!

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Michelle February 9, 2020 - 10:03 am

5 stars
This fudge looks delicious! My daughter is on mid-term break next week and this is the first thing in our list to make. Can’t wait!

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Adrianne February 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm

That is great to hear Michelle, thanks for that!

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Paula Montenegro February 9, 2020 - 12:39 pm

5 stars
I can’t believe the recipes that can be made in a slow cooker. This fudge sounds fantastic! I need to try it asap!

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Adrianne February 9, 2020 - 6:01 pm

Cheers Paula! Yes, is so easy to do, hope you give it a try, cheers.

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Angela Allison February 9, 2020 - 12:50 pm

5 stars
My family will go crazy for this fudge! And it looks so easy to make. Will definitely make it soon!

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Ebony February 14, 2020 - 6:11 am

5 stars
Best chocolate fudge I’ve made and super easy! Currently making the Redskin fudge, excited to how that will turn out.

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Adrianne February 14, 2020 - 6:22 am

Woo hoo that is exciting Ebony!! I bet you will love the Redskin fudge. I cut that into much smaller pieces as I knew it would be sweet! Cheers and enjoy, thanks for your feedback also!

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