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.
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar or 2 cups cane sugar + 2 Tablespoons molasses
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ¾ 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 ½ 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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Can’t wait to try this!
I didn't see when it said to put in the molasses
Its if you dont have brown sugar, you swap it for white sugar+molasses.
Bryn Easley Roozen
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
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
I have just tried your maple fudge recipe and it looks good so far & the taste when licking the whisk bowl was dangerously tasty. I have some questions:
* Do you let it cool down in room temperature? For how long?
* Can you let it cool down in the fridge? For how long?
* How do you store it (If you can't eat all at once
; ) & how long will it then keep?
* Can you freeze this fudge?
Wish you & your family a peaceful Christmas from Sweden
Yes let it chill to firm up. You can keep it in the fridge or freezer.
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!
So funny!! Now I need fudge...
I’ve made this several times and it never disappoints! Delicious!
Très bon! Comme du sucre à la crème!