Mix 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.
- 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
- 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!
Looking for more tasty desserts for your family? These are some that are always crowd pleasers when I serve them!