Easy salted caramel fudge recipe using the slow cooker

We created this salted caramel fudge recipe during the holiday season and spent a lot of time creating homemade fudge as gifts. They were delicious however I ran out of time to share the recipe with you.

As with all our fudge recipes, I cook this the easiest way possible, by using our slow cooker. It takes less time and does not require things such as heavy cream or brown sugar. All the ingredients in this recipe can be picked up at most grocery stores. Don’t be put off by the lack of ingredients either, it creates the best fudge with a real creamy texture.

My slow cooker comes with 3 heat settings and I do occasionally cook it through on medium heat but mostly stick to high just to get through it. Let’s get into our easy fudge recipe.

Easy salted caramel fudge recipe

Easy salted caramel fudge recipe

Ingredients –

Instructions –

  • Pop all the ingredients in the slow cooker, apart from the salt
  • Turn it on to high and keep the lid off
  • Stir regularly for 30 minutes.
  • Whilst that is cooking, line a square baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and gently tap to spread evenly.
  • Top with a sprinkle or grind of coarse sea salt
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Pop in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight
  • Cut into 36 bite-size pieces and enjoy.
Easy salted caramel fudge recipe

Salted caramel fudge

Ingredients

  • 600g Milk chocolate
  • 397g Carnation caramel
  • 1 Tsp Salted caramel flavouring
  • Salt to top

Instructions

  1. Pop all the ingredients in the slow cooker, apart from the salt
  2. Turn it on to high and keep the lid off
  3. Stir regularly for 30 minutes.
  4. Whilst that is cooking, line a square baking tin with parchment paper.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and gently tap to spread evenly.
  6. Top with a sprinkle or grind of salt
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Pop in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight
  9. Cut into 36 bite-size pieces and enjoy.

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How do I know when my slow cooker fudge recipe is cooked?

When you have heated the ingredients together and it has cooked for its time, you will find the fudge mixture will almost move together and slide out of the slow cooker. This is the perfect consistency. If it is starting to look a little grainy, it is overcooking, so turn the heat down to low heat.

Can you make fudge in the microwave?

If you don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot, you can make your fudge in the microwave. You simply use the same ingredients in the recipe below however you heat it in short bursts in the microwave, stirring in intervals. All of our fudge recipes can be turned into microwave fudge recipes with no real effort.

I am a fan of the slow cooker, just as I can dump it all in and stir on the go.

What equipment do I need to make slow cooker fudge?

There is no specialist equipment needed to make this easy recipe and it uses things that many of us have already.

  • Slow cooker
  • Spatula
  • Square tin
  • Wooden spoon
  • Parchment paper
  • Weighing scales
  • Cooling rack
  • A sharp knife

Regardless of the flavour of fudge you are making, this is all the equipment you are going to need. Trust me, once you make it the first time, you will be making it again!

How long does slow cooker fudge keep?

Once you have made your fudge and it has been cut, make sure you store it in an airtight container, best kept in the fridge. When stored correctly, fudge will be good for 2-3 weeks.

We have never been able to check that though as it has not lasted that long!

This slow cooker recipe shows that you can make easy fudge at home and the end result is just as good, if not better, than that you can get in the store. The options out there for fudge flavours are endless, you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate and a whole host of flavours such as peanut butter, fruit and coconut! I have found that the slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe works the best, but you can just adapt the recipes to suit your needs.

The best packaging for fudge

If you are looking to pack your fudge as a food gift, like we did at Christmas, then there are a few options for you to pick from. All of which will depend on the look and effect you are going for.

For our gifts at Christmas, we chose to go for boxes with individually wrapped small squares of fudge. It looked amazing but it took a long time to pack them all up and our kitchen started to ressemble a fudge shop! I think next time we may go for blocks of fudge in a nice plastic wrap to make our life easier.

As long as it is tightly sealed, it will keep perfectly fine. For best results, once wrapped, keep in an airtight container.

If you enjoyed this sea salt caramel fudge recipe, why not check out some of our other fab flavours? All of these are easy fudge recipes that create creamy fudge. perfect for any sweet tooth.

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