Slow cooker fudge is an incredibly easy to make snack that doesn’t need you to spend ages in front of a stove. Instead, it will slowly melt requiring you to only stir it every 15 to 30 minutes.
This fudge is so easy it’s a great dish to get the kids involved with the preparation. You only need to weigh out a few ingredients and put them in the slow cooker. Simply stir every 15-30 minutes until it has completely melted. You can let it set in the slow cooker, or you can transfer it to a lined pan.
There is nothing like sitting back after a long day with a nice warm chamomile tea and some gooey delicious chocolate fudge. One great thing about this recipe is that if you don’t eat it all straight away, then it will keep in the fridge for up to about a month.
It may sound bizarre at first but cooking something like fudge in a slow cooker makes a lot of sense. The gentle heat of a typical modern slow cooker will help prevent any burning resulting in a smooth chocolate mix that you can then transfer to a slice pan to cool in the fridge.
If you want to see how to do- this fudge recipe, then be sure to check out my video below, it’s short and straight to the point.
Slow Cooker Fudge Recipe
1 Hour & 15 Minutes
- 3 cups chocolate chips (Milk or dark chocolate)
- 400g (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- 1 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
- Prepare an 8X8 Pan by greasing and lining it with baking paper
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Turn the slow cooker to low and leave the lid off.
- Cook for one hour, stirring every 15-30 minutes.
- Once done, pour into the lined tin.
- Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Once set cut into squares and enjoy!
- You should leave the lid off when you’re cooking the fudge as you don’t want any water or condensation to fall into the fudge mix. This water can cause the fudge to split, go a weird consistency or go that horrible grainy texture.
- You’re able to use a combination of dark and milk chocolate if you want to mix it up a bit, I would merely go half and half.
- Using a hot knife will make cutting the fudge easy. You will get nice clean cuts while avoiding deforming the fudge. You may need to reheat the knife after every second cut.
- You can swap the vanilla essence out for something else such as an orange or mint extract. This extra will change the flavor of the fudge to something that you might like even more. Feel free to experiment with the many different types of flavorings out there. You could come up with something truly amazing.
Love to know what you’re eating then you can find the nutritional information for this slow cooker fudge below. These values are an estimate, but they should give you an excellent idea of what to expect when it comes eating this delicious chocolate fudge.
You’re also able to do a very similar version of this chocolate fudge recipe in the microwave. The end result is roughly the same but it really just comes down to what cooking method you prefer.
There are plenty of other chocolate dishes that you’re able to cook up in the slow cooker. For example one of my favorites is the delicious chocolate brownies. These brownies come out incredibly rich and gooey, and they also go amazing with some vanilla ice cream.
I hope you enjoy this slow cooker fudge recipe! If you have any feedback or have an amazing variation that you want to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
I use a 5.5L/6 Quart slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
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