Homemade Gifts for Christmas – Slow Cooker Fudge

Festive slow cooker fudge. This magical stuff is as easy and as delicious as you can imagine fudge can be.


This was my first ever attempt at fudge, something I thought was really difficult and needed lots of thermometer type things. I was so wrong. I want to make something scrummy, something the kids could help with, and most importantly, would keep for a while to give out as teacher presents for all at school and nursery as I know they can be inundated with edibles at this time of year and biscuits have a very short life span.

I was toying with the idea of making chocolates when a tweet popped up in my feed from You Baby Me Mummy with a post she’d written about slow cooker fudge. You can read the post here. I decided to give it a go. I promptly went out and bought the ingredients, although I didn’t actually read the recipe properly and had to use a mis-mash of chocolate bars and some chocolate chips I found in the cupboard! It was a mix of white and milk chocolate I used, you really do need a lot of it!!

Ingredients

1 small can of light condensed milk

400g chocolate

Method

Break up the chocolate and add to the condensed milk in the slow cooker. Turn to high and stir well, leaving uncovered.

Festive Slow cooker fudge

Little helpers can really get stuck in!

Stir every 10 minutes, (or more if you really can’t leave it alone!), for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Festive slow cooker fudge

All hands on spatula!

We used a silicone spatula, be sure to scrape round the edges yourself often to make sure you don’t get any burnt bits as enthusiasm doesn’t always mean accuracy of stirs!

Slow Cooker Fudge

They were actually really good at taking turns!

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Once all the chocolate has melted, turn to low and cook for a further hour, still uncovered. We stirred it several times in this period. Line a cake tin or similar, with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture out. At this point, I sprinkled over the holly decorations I’d found and lightly pressed them into the surface while it was still soft.

Slow cooker fudge

Slow cooker fudge cooling.

I left it overnight to cool, not in the fridge but covered in the kitchen, then turned it out onto a plate and cut into squares. Lots of the decoration fell off at this point but I found it quite easy to gently push back in. I buy clear cellophane bags and Christmas ribbon online. Makes it look wonderful, very festive and like we have gone to an awful lot of effort. 😀

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The very few ingredients needed. I also got some other toppings to make some more.

Slow cooker fudge ingredients.

All the ingredients you need for slow cooker fudge.

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Let me know if you try this slow cooker fudge and how it turns out, I was so so impressed, it’s delicious and like real fudge that you buy in the shops, I wasn’t expecting that! 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60 Comments

  1. Ooo! Looks lovely 🙂 And so nice to see it’s a child-friendly activity too.
    Drat our useless Asda. I went in last week looking for festive cake/biscuit decorations and did they have those lovely holly ones? They bloody well didn’t 🙁 Oh well, next year!

  2. Oooohhh, looks yummilious and looks easy to do with a young kid. I think I’ll give this a go with Kiddo this weekend. He’ll love helping and we all love fudge.

  3. Yum!!! Will head off to pick up
    Some condensed milk tomorrow see if this cheers T up. Thanks for sharing xx

  4. Yum!!! Totally think even I could manage that. Cheers for sharing. #bigpinklink
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  5. That looks so delicious!! #bigpinklink
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  6. I just discovered that you can bake with slow cookers! LOL a very good idea for such a bad cook like me…. Looks so yum! Can I come around at yours and have a piece? #bigpinklink

  7. I’m going to get my kids onto it as soon as they get home from school! This looks fantastically easy and a change from a stew in the slow cooker 🙂 Alison x #bigpinklink
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  8. This looks amazing – and I had no idea you could bake as such with a slow cooker! Your helpers look like they’re doing a brilliant job #bigpinklink

  9. I’ve just got a slow cooker and I have thought about FUDGE! What a great way to use it and I LOVE homemade gifts, well done you guys (: #bigpinklink
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  10. Wow, I had no idea it was that easy to make! I will definitely be making some, I’m not sure how much I’ll share though, haha!

    #bigpinklink
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  11. Oh these look so yummy! I don’t have a slow cooker (I think I must be the only mum without one) but if I did have one this would probably be my most made recipe. We all love fudge in our house.
    #BigPinkLink

  12. I love cooking in the slow cooker! I can cook almost anything. Fudge is a good one and there are so many variations, all easy to make. Love the pics 🙂 #bigpinklink
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  13. This looks amazing! Does it set hard? I don’t own a slow cooker I’m guess it’s ok to do on a job too. Goes off to investigate… #bigpinklink
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  14. Oh I am so excited about this! My hubby has been on about making homemade truffles for Christmas and I was panicking about how much hard work it was going to be. With a simple, delicious recipe like this, though, I might be able to persuade him that fudge is the way to go! It looks yummy. #BigPinkLink
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  15. WITHOUT A DOUBT I am making this! Love my slow cooker. Love fudge. Winner!
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  16. Guess what all of the teachers are getting for CHRISTMAS!!!

    #bigpinklink
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  17. I love fudge going to make this with twins looks yummy thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  18. Yummm! I love your kitchen helpers! So cute. I’ve also always wanted to try fudge, such a simple process might just inspire me. #bigpinklink

  19. You are such a Pinterest mum! I had no idea you could make fudge in the slow cooker. Once I’m moved I’m getting mine out and doing this!

    #bigpinklink

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  20. Well NOW I am craving fudge!! This looks great and definitely a lot less complicated than I imagined fudge to be. I’m really not a cook or baker but I’m always craving sweet things so maybe I should give it a whirl!! Plus we hardly ever use our slow cooker…! Love the pictures of your two, so sweet. #bigpinklink
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  21. Oooh this looks so yummy! I wish my [dairy free] little man could eat this! May need to look into dairy free fudge recipes! #bigpinklink

  22. yum! That’s perfect for a gift especially for teachers and such 🙂 #bigpinklink

  23. Ooh I’m going to try this for the children to give at nursery/school. I’m not sure that ours will be as good as yours, we are notoriously useless, but it does sound pretty foolproof….I’ll let you know! #bigpinklink
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  24. I couldn’t do these as gifts as I’d eat them all before my friends and family opened them hahahaha #bigpinklink

  25. I will try this! I have tried it before, slightly different recipe, and it just went wrong. Wish me luck! It looks beautiful! #bigpinklink
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  26. It looks divine! And fun! WHat a great idea! #bigpinklink

  27. Mmmm, this looks yummy. I may well try this as I am on a tight budget for Christmas this year and it would be a great way to sugar coat some economical present-giving… #bigpinklink
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  28. Mmmm, this looks yummy. I may well try this as I am on a tight budget for Christmas this year and it would be a great way to sugar coat some economical present-giving… #bigpinklink
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  29. Wow! Who’d have known you could make fudge in a slow-cooker? And with such few ingredients. Will regard my humble crockpot with a little more admiration now. #bigpinklink

  30. That looks so easy! Almost too easy… The catch of course would be that I’m going to end up eating half of this and ruin my diet, right?
    Still, I’m going to try it

    #bigpinklink

  31. I bet this makes the whole house smell so good!
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  32. This looks like a great snow-day project for my kiddos! Love two-ingredient recipes! THanks for sharing! #bigpinklink

  33. Been thinking of getting one of these for ages. Now I know why! Sending to my SIL who will love this. #BigpinkLink

  34. Question, do I have to give this away as a gift or can I just make it for myself? I think this may be the only time I’ve ever been excited about a slow cooker recipe! It looks amazing and your little chefs look like they had a great time! xxx
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  35. Oh yes, #bigpinklink (sorry, I always forget!)! x
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  36. This looks amazing!! And dare I say it much easier than I thought making fudge could be?! I love the idea of decorating it and handing it out as presents too! #bigpinklink
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  37. I am so making some of this! It looks delicious and so easy? The kids will love “helping” too! Thanks for sharing! :0) xx #bigpinklink

  38. Oh that looks yummy! Really have to get our slow-cooker out soon! xx
    #bigpinklink

  39. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

    We made mint aero slow cooker fudge last year – it was so, so good, but it made such a tiny amount it was gone within minutes when our friends came round!

    Such a good idea for a homemade present. Yours looks lovely x #bigpinklink
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  40. I love fudge! I will definitely be giving this a go. Thanks for sharing #bigpinklink x

  41. My son LOVES fudge so would be super excited by this, unfortunately we don’t have a slow cooker
    #Bigpinklink
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  42. This looks absolutely delicious!!! I have a real soft spot for fudge but always thought it’d be really hard to make, definitely going to be giving this a whirl in the run up to Christmas. Thank you for being a most wonderful co-hostess #bigpinklink xx
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  43. Looks completely yum! Thanks for sharing.
    #bigpinklink

  44. This looks delicious! I will keep it in mind for when I make some fudge this Christmas! #bigpinklink
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  45. My slow cooker has been gathering dust for a while so will drag it out and give this a go – never knew you could use it for things like this – says a lot about my cooking! #bigpinklink
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  46. This looks delicious! I have written the recipe down and I am stealing it! Yum!

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  47. It looks yummy! Unfortunately, I don’t have a slow cooker but I do make fudge using a recipe my mum has every Christmas. Fudge is very Christmassy to me. I always love the idea of home made gifts, too; so personal and much better for the environment than buying loads of stuff (although, I’m just as guilty as the next person of buying a load of Christmas tat!).

    #bigpinklink
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  48. I see lots of cooking ideas online and school right passed. But THIS i have to try! I cant believe how easy it is! thanks so much for sharing #bigpinklink
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  49. i meant scroll not school lol
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  50. MMMmmm truly scrumptious, I love fudge haven’t eaten or made it in ages. I used to make peanut butter fudge, amazing! Give it ago! #BigPinkLink
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  51. Looks yummy- another recipe the kids would love doing! We are making (and eating!) a lot of cakes, sweets and biscuits ATM with all the fab naughty treat ideas that keep popping up on blogs! (She says, having just published her own, including chocolate truffles!!) xx #bigpinklink
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  52. Omgeeeeeee! This looks so good!!!! I don’t have a slow cooker, and I’ve wanted one for so long-I’m hoping for one for Christmas-I’ve told everyone that’s what I’d like!! I’ll put this at the top of the list of things to make, if I get one! And I know for a fact that the children would demolish it! Xx
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  53. Wow I didn’t even know you could make fudge in the slow cooker! My daughter would love doing this, definitely something to do on a rainy day xx #bigpinklink
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  54. I am making this. It looks so easy. I didn’t realise that there were only 2 ingredients in fudge. I no longer see my slow cooker as something to make beef casserole in. Claire x #bigpinklink
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  55. I’ve only ever made fudge one and it was a microwave one. I’ll definitely give this one a go 🙂 #BigPinkLink
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  56. I’m going to have a go !! #bigpinklink
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  57. I made slow cooker fudge for the first time this Easter and it was fab – love yours with the holly on! #bigpinklink
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  58. I love fudge so I am a little bit scared of making this in case I manage to make a really good batch and then I have to eat it all and then I will feel very sick ha ha!
    I did try an ‘easy’ fudge recipe a couple of Christmases ago and it didn’t turn out at all.

    I do have an abandoned slow cooker so perhaps this is something for me and Siena to try!

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