BASIC Fudge recipe!!


December 11, 2014

BASIC Fudge recipe!! 5 0 5 8
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 35 mins

  • Yields: Vaires


500-600g of chocolate

1 tbs butter

1 tbs vanilla essence

1 x 395gm can sweetened condensed milk


1Place all ingredients into slow cooker

2On Low - lid off

3Stir every 15mins or so for 90mins - use a metal spoon to stir


5Pour into lined tin to refrigerate till set


7Various chocolate flavours can be used for this fudge and many members then decorate it with various chocolate or lollies on top also

8Your imagination is your only limit πŸ™‚


10Read Fudge Frequently Asked Questions here ..

Submitted by Paulene Christie


20 Reviews


February 12, 2021

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


July 14, 2020

I made redskin fudge by adding a bag of redskins. I also made jersey caramel fudge.

Rita Price

December 20, 2019

Made fudge for the first time using this recipe. Absolutely delicious & not too sweet with a great chocolate taste.

Weeks in the fridge, months in the freezer πŸ™‚
Fudge FAQ here


December 1, 2019

How long does this fudge keep for? Just wondering how far in advance I can make it?

I find mine is done around 1hr 15 mins in the 1.5L cookers. Look for a really light skin that forms over it. when you push a spoon through it the surface kind of wrinkles πŸ™‚ That’s a sign it’s done. More info here FUDGE FAQS

susan bourlioufas

May 6, 2019

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


May 6, 2019

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

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 23, 2018


Raelene Cruse

December 20, 2018

Hi i am making this for the first time just wondering what temperature for my 6 litre slow cooker please.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 19, 2018

I use a 20cm x 20cm tin
You can use any size, bigger will just mean fudge is thinner


December 18, 2018

Just wondering, what size pan you’d use please?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 10, 2018

You can always remelt it back in and add extra chocolate to fix that πŸ™‚
Especially if original choc had soft filling or bits in the choc it can reduce the overall choc volume so extra helps overcome this


December 10, 2018

Mine is too soft even after over night in the fridge any ideas?

Jodie Leemhuis

November 16, 2018

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 πŸ˜‹ I use this recipe regularly when creating new fudges, thanks so much for sharing this with us Paulene Christie 😘


August 20, 2018

So easy and delicious! I had to stop myself from eating it all as I cut it up. Mine took about 2 hours to cook.

Alison Nermut-Nichols

June 12, 2018

Yummy! Works perfectly every time! We love experimenting with different flavors and additions πŸ™‚


November 25, 2017

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.

Sharon King

August 28, 2017

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.


August 28, 2016

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.

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