Creamy, easy homemade fudge made right in your crock pot! Top it with coarse sea salt for extra richness and elegance!
My wedding was…. well, long. Not the actual wedding, but the wedding day was really really long. Fantastic! But long. I just remember standing in our reception line and thinking “all I want to do right now is sleep and if I have to hug another stranger….”.
We had our reception indoors because it was the beginning of February and around here February means snow. If our wedding had been during the warmer summer months, I would have really liked to have our reception at a place called Gardner Village. It’s this little old …. village? Ha! It’s just a bunch of shops on the banks of this little stream. There’s a restaurant where I’ve eaten many-a-time with my madre, and seriously the best candy shop ever called Sweet Afton’s.
Sweet Afton’s was recently bought out by another candy store and when I was last at Gardner Village with my mother and grandmother (awwww, three generations shopping together….) we were shocked to see that the store was completely different. We’ve been buying fudge at Sweet Afton’s for years and they always had sample bags at the cash register. Basically what happens is that when they are trimming the sides of the fudge blocks, they put the “scraps” in little bags and then sell them for a couple of dollars. They were amazing because each bag had 8-10 different varieties of fudge so you’re getting a sample of all of them! The new candy shop has had so many people asking about the sample bags that they started doing the same thing.
Thank heaven. I just gotta have my sample fudge.
But I can’t be running down to Former Sweet Afton’s every time I get a hankering for fudge, it’s just not economical what with gas prices being what they are and my schedule being as hectic as it is. And most of you probably don’t live next door to a candy shop either, so you totally get where I’m coming from. But it’s okay! Because now you have slow cooker fudge that you can whip up any old time your little heart is aching for fudge. Brilliance? Absolutely. Let’s walk through the steps…
1) Toss chocolate chips, heavy cream, and honey into the crock pot.
2) Come back in 2 hours, give or take a few. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and vanilla. Pour into baking dish.
3) Try to be patient while your fudge cools. (It’s hard, I know.)
4) Chop your fudge into squares and devour.
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional: coarse sea salt
- Add milk chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, and honey to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. (Keep the lid on the whole time!)
- Add white chocolate chips to the slow cooker and stir until white chocolate melts (you may need to cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes or so, then stir again). Stir in vanilla.
- Pour melted chocolate into an 8x8 (or smaller for thicker fudge pieces) foil-lined baking dish or tubberware. If desired, sprinkle coarse sea salt over chocolate. Allow to cool completely (1-3 hours). Cut into squares. Store in airtight container at room temperature.