BASIC Fudge recipe!!

Submitted by Paulene Christie

BASIC Fudge recipe!!

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 500-600g of chocolate
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 1 x 395gm can sweetened condensed milk


  • Place all ingredients into slow cooker
  • On Low - lid off
  • Stir every 15mins or so for 90mins - use a metal spoon to stir
  • Pour into lined tin to refrigerate till set
  • Various chocolate flavours can be used for this fudge and many members then decorate it with various chocolate or lollies on top also
  • Your imagination is your only limit ?
  • Read Fudge Frequently Asked Questions here ..

21 thoughts on “BASIC Fudge recipe!!”

  1. I’m going to rate this recipe as a 5! It is SO easy. Made fudge yesterday for the first time and it is a whopping success. I used the Basic recipe and at the end, before putting in a pan, stirred in raisins and almonds. This fudge is so delicious I might want to eat it all, but it’s so rich I can only eat one piece! I highly recommend this recipe.

  2. This recipe is fantastic and so versatile. I used this as a base and made a variety of fudges; some with chopped red frogs in the mix, others topped with popping candies, chopped nuts and others just plain and topped with choc hearts. They were all such a hit! This recipe was perfect for my 1.5 litre, and I also did a double batch in my 3 litre. Will definitely make again and again.

  3. Tried this today. Did mine on high in my old 6.5l Crock pot. Took about 45 mins to come together.

    Turned out lovely! Going to add Rice Krispies to next batch and then experiment with flavours and toppings a bit in future.

  4. Alison Nermut-Nichols

    Yummy! Works perfectly every time! We love experimenting with different flavors and additions 🙂

  5. Absolutely simple and easy fudge to make and enjoy ? I especially love that it can be used as a base to create any type of fudge you want ? I use this recipe regularly when creating new fudges, thanks so much for sharing this with us Paulene Christie ?

  6. Have made this many times and added in whatever flavours I wanted. It’s a fantastic basic recipe for fudge. Thank you ??

  7. susan bourlioufas

    I have the crock pot on right now and am wondering (due to peoples variations in cooking time) how to tell when it is ready??? Sorry I am a first timer and don’t want to overcook it. Thanks

  8. The best recipe for fudge! So easy I could do it in my sleep! The possibilities are endless.
    I make one called surprise fudge. After Easter or Xmas I empty out the fridge of whatever random chocolates we have, weigh it up, add plain chocolate up to the required weight, then away we go! Every bite is a surprise flavour Haha

  9. 5 stars
    Can not get over just how easy it is to make fudge that tastes better than the stuff you buy (generally at great expense! ?) … I have made it several times now over the last 12 months (Xmas special in our house) and LOVE all the different variations I’ve tried so far. After having one “near failure” (seemed a bit “grainy”) the first time – I now beat it with my electric beaters for a few seconds (in the slow cooker bowl) once the fudge is done and it comes out perfectly smooth and yummy!! THANKS Pauline … so many amazing recipes throughout the site!! ??

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