Maple Fudge

Grandma Marg’s Maple Fudge

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maple fudgeMix things up and deviate from the typical chocolate fudge recipe. Try my Grandma Marg’s Maple Fudge.  I’m certain you’ll love it just as much!

I can’t say for sure how this recipe came to be named Maple Fudge because there isn’t any maple syrup in the recipe. No doubt, Grandma had her reasons and I wish I could ask her. I  wonder if it was because it was as close to maple flavor as they could get when syrup was unavailable or unaffordable.

Maple Fudge

Maple Fudge

Mix things up and deviate from the typical chocolate fudge recipe. Try Grandma Marg's Maple Fudge. I'm certain you'll love it just as much!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 pieces
Calories: 110kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar, or 2 cups cane sugar + 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped, preferably toasted, optional
  • good salt

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, melt butter.
  • Add brown sugar, cook over med/low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add cream, continue cooking and stirring occasionally until mixture boils. Boil for 1-1 1/2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, cool until lukewarm (you can put in a sink of cold water).
  • You can beat by hand OR we like to dump this mix into a stand mixer, add vanilla and beat, then add icing sugar 1 cup at a time. Then beat vigorously for 2-3 minutes by hand or 1-2 minutes in mixer. It will have lightened in colour.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Spread into 8" square pan that is buttered or lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with some good salt.
  • Chill, slice, enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Grandma Marg’s Maple Fudge

  1. Oh, please tell me how you make maple nut fudge without any maple? This is a sincere question, so please help me. Thanks & blessings, Bryn

    1. Many have asked this…this recipe is from my now passed away Grandma and I’d love to ask her how it came to be named this…but all I know is it is delicious

  2. I’m not sure how I feel about this fudge recipe…. I made it yesterday and I CANNOT stop eating it!!!!!! It is soooo so yummy! And very easy. I’ve been looking for a good fudge recipe for a few years with a few failed attempts – this is for sure a keeper!

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