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!!
1 small can of light condensed milk
Break up the chocolate and add to the condensed milk in the slow cooker. Turn to high and stir well, leaving uncovered.
Stir every 10 minutes, (or more if you really can’t leave it alone!), for about 45 minutes to an hour.
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!
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.
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. 😀
The very few ingredients needed. I also got some other toppings to make some more.
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! 😀