This easy-make sugar candy goes down a treat in any situation; it works well as a gift, a party offering, or even just a cheeky afternoon snack.
Fudge has very few core ingredients, but you can add whatever you like to it! Once the sugar, butter, and milk are combined, you can add your choice of nuts, chocolate, candies, and more to the inside or outside of the fudge.
Our favorite addition? Maple syrup and walnuts. These two ingredients have gone hand in hand and grown increasingly popular over the last few years. The bitterness of the walnut is offset by the sweet maple syrup, and their naturally tasty flavors combine to make the ultimate sweet and savory combo!
That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most mouthwatering, addictively flavorful maple walnut fudge recipes for you to try.
The walnuts complement the fudge by adding a crunch to its texture and a saltiness to its sugary taste; while the maple flavor highlights the simplicity of the fudge and deepens makes the sweetness of the fudge more rich and interesting.
If you are ready to taste this delectable fudge, read up on the recipes below that make this decadent fudge easily available to you!
This recipe from All Recipes incorporates white chocolate and replaces regular milk with sweetened condensed milk to give you an overwhelmingly sweet mouthful of fudge.
All you need for this recipe is white chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter, maple essence, and walnuts. Plus, the method will only take up to ten minutes of your time – it’s an easy peasy recipe that gets you complex flavors and results!
After greasing and lining a baking dish with baking paper, all you have to do is chuck the chocolate and milk in the microwave for a few minutes before adding in the maple essence and walnuts.
Once that mixture has cooled in the refrigerator for an hour or so, it’s ready to slice and serve!
This delectable recipe combines high-grade maple syrup with light cream to create a fudge so smooth that it melts in your mouth.
Alongside the light cream and maple syrup, all this recipe requires is corn syrup, vanilla extract and walnuts. How can something so delicious come from so few ingredients! Read on to find out.
Once your dish is lined, you heat the syrup, corn syrup and cream in a pan and bring it to the boil. Once it reaches a toasty 234 and 237 °F/ 112 and 114 °C, it’s ready to cool. Once it has returned to room temperature, you add in the vanilla extract, before folding the mixture together until it’s all mixed well.
After a while of mixing, and probably a few arm aches, the nuts get stirred in and the mixture gets put into the dish to cool and take shape. Once the fudge reaches room temperature, it’s ready to serve. Plus, this fudge can be stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, so the rewards are never-ending!
This fudge recipe is the creamiest delight, thanks to the lashings of butter and cream that it’s made from. If you want fudge that’s smooth and buttery, this recipe from Frugal Mom Eh! is the one for you. This recipe prides itself on being full of natural ingredients, so you can scrap the tins of condensed milk and get mixing!
Along with the butter and cream, you will need maple syrup and walnuts. That’s it!
After lining and greasing your chosen dish, you’ll need to bring the syrup to the boil. Next, you will need to add in your cream until the mix reaches a scorching 234 and 237 °F/ 112 and 114 °C, when it will begin to rise.
Add in the butter and let the mixture cool. After thickening the batter, fold in the walnuts and leave it to set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then, all you will need to do is grab a sharp knife and cut the fudge into pieces of your size. But surely the bigger they are, the better, right?
This recipe relies on pure maple syrup and rich heavy cream to create the best wintery treat of all. The recipe comes from a health-conscious site, so is guaranteed to be the most natural form of fudge out there. With no corn syrup or condensed milk, you can enjoy this sweet treat without feeling guilty.
You will need pure maple syrup, sea salt, cream, butter, and walnuts to make this fudge. The first step is to mix together the maple syrup and sea salt and heat it on a medium heat until it reaches 220 °F/ 104 °C.
In the meantime, warm the cream in a separate pan until it starts to simmer. When the salt and syrup have reached their desired temperature, you will need to pour in the warmed up cream and let it distribute into the syrup without stirring.
While the cream and syrup are heating up to 234 and 237 °F/ 112 and 114 °C, line a baking dish with butter and baking paper, and place your butter into a separate bowl.
Then, you need to pour the cream and syrup mixture into the bowl of butter, mix it gently, and let it cool until the mixture begins to harden. At this stage, you will need to mix your fudge until it thickens slightly, and add in the walnuts.
Once you are able to spread the fudge, take the mixture out of the bowl and put it into the prepared dish. Allow the fudge to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate it for around four hours.
Cut the fudge into little cubes and enjoy the naturally tasty treat!
For this authentic fudge recipe, all you will need is white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, butter, maple extract, and walnuts. While some recipes frown upon the use of condensed milk, there’s no denying that it makes this fudge extra tasty!
Grease a glass baking dish and line it with baking paper. You’ll then need to melt the chocolate and mix it together with the condensed milk and butter over the heat. Once they have combined, you need to stir in the maple extract, followed by the walnuts.
While it is still hot, pour this chocolate mixture into your lined baking dish and refrigerate for around an hour, or until it has set completely. The best way to remove the fudge from the pan is to lift the sides of the baking paper.
Cut these bad boys into squares and serve them to your lucky company!
This recipe uses brown sugar as well as maple flavoring to get a fudge so sweet that you won’t need any more sugar that day! Plus, this recipe uses marshmallow fluff to get a light and airy fudge with a texture to die for.
For this recipe, you will need to have the following ingredients: light brown sugar, marshmallow fluff, evaporated milk, butter, white chocolate chips, maple flavoring, and walnuts. There are a few extra ingredients in this recipe, but I have no doubt they will be worth it.
After you have lined a baking dish with foil or baking parchment, grab a saucepan and mix together the sugar, evaporated milk, marshmallow fluff, butter, and salt. Slowly bring these ingredients to a boil over a medium heat while stirring continuously.
Next, you will need to add in the white chocolate chips and stir them until they melt. Once the chocolate is melted, add your maple flavoring and walnuts and stir until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Pour the mixture into your prepared dish and smooth over the top to make sure it has spread evenly.
Refrigerator for around two hours, and your fudge will be set. Slice into chunks and serve immediately!
The real maple syrup and heavy cream in this recipe create a silky texture that is complemented beautifully by the crunch of the walnuts. It’s a variation of an old fashioned fudge recipe, so you might need a candy thermometer to make it. It will be worth the investment though!
Alongside the maple syrup and heavy cream, you will need granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, vanilla extract, and walnuts.
You’ll start off by preparing a dish and lining it with foil and a non-stick cooking spray. Next, you will need to add the syrup, sugar, salt, cream, and corn syrup to a deep pan and heat it on a medium or high heat.
While it heats up to 234 and 237 °F/ 112 and 114 °C, stir the fudge constantly. You can use your candy thermometer to make sure it reaches the right temperature.
Take the pan off the heat and pour the fudge mixture into a mixing bowl, and let it cool down to 109 to 113 °F/ 43 to 45 °C. Depending on the room temperature in your kitchen, this could take anywhere from forty minutes to an hour and a half.
The next step is to add the vanilla extract and beat it into the fudge until the mixture becomes thicker and less shiny. When it has reached the consistency you want, the walnuts need to be stirred in.
Once the walnuts are carefully mixed through and evenly distributed in the fudge, spread the batter into your lined baking dish and let it cool for an hour or so.
Once it has reached room temperature, you can either serve it straight away or refrigerate it, depending on how firm you like your fudge. Serve it on its own or with any extras you desire, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Use To Stir The Fudge Mixture?
Ideally, a metal spoon should be used to stir fudge. This is because wooden spoons are porous, so can absorb some of the liquid from your fudge mixture and make it a little bit dry.
What Should I Use To Line My Baking Dish?
The best options for lining a dish are tin foil or baking paper. Both should be greased with butter or non-stick oil spray, and should come out further than the fudge so that you can lift it out of the dish easily.
How Long Will My Fudge Last After I Have Made It?
When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, fudge can last up to three or four weeks! If you want it to stay around for longer, keeping it in the freezer can make it last for three months – although if it were us making it, it would be gone within a matter of hours!
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