Sunday, November 4, 2012

Maple Walnut Fudge


     Everybody needs a little sweetness in their life at times. With a crazy work week looking me in the face, my sweetness has been this creamy, dreamy fudge. Fall flavors are featured (maple and walnuts- seriously, those two should get married) and it's  dangerously simple to make. Each dreamy bite of fudge, smooth and toothsome as a maple-y flavored caramel and full of the crunch of walnuts, begs for another. I know it won't make my week any easier, but it will definitely be tastier!



Maple Walnut Fudge  (Printable Recipe Here)
recipe slightly adapted from All You magazine, Sept.'12 

Ingredients
1 cup light brown sugar
1(7.5 oz). jar Marshmallow Fluff
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
6 Tblsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (11 oz.) pkg. White Chocolate Chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1 1/2 tsp. Maple flavoring
2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped (don't skimp on these!)

Directions
Line an 8in. square pan with nonstick foil. (Or line with regular foil, lightly greased.) Have the foil extend over the edges of the pan, so that it's easy to lift out when the fudge is ready.
In a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, evaporated milk, marshmallow fluff, butter and salt. Bring to boil over medium heat, whisking frequently. (Don't just let it heat on the stove while you chop your walnuts. It will scorch. Don't ask me how I know this.) Boil for five minutes, whisking constantly, then remove from heat. Add the bag of white chocolate chips and stir until melted.
Stir in maple flavor and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top.
Refrigerate uncovered until set, about two hours.
Lift block of fudge out by the foil edges, and cut into chunks. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper. Will keep a week in the refrigerator. (If it doesn't get eaten first!)

29 comments:

  1. It's not nice to publish recipes like these--especially when your blogging friends have absolutely no will power when it comes to resisting fudge. Aren't you fairly close to some good maple sources?

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Not really close, but I've always loved it. :)

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  2. Oh these look wonderful! I would have a hard time looking for Marshmallow Fluff! And no, I would not skip on the walnuts! yummy!

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  3. These will be great entertaining desserts for Thanksgiving :D

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  4. That looks really doable, I've been a little scared to make some fudge recipes. I love maple, that looks like a very yummy treat!

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  5. This looks beautiful! I made some last year that called for different ingredients and it was a lighter color, I think this is prettier. I added a link back here so I could find it to try:@)

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  6. Just in time for the holidays :)

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  7. Yum, yum, drool, drool! I definitely pinned this. I could eat this for breakfast this morning if I had some. We will love this for the holidays. You have such perfect pieces! Mine never cut that perfectly.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this! Maple walnut fudge was my favorite to get at Fanny Mae's!

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  9. Maple and walnut is always a winning combination in my book!

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  10. I'm pretty sure my week needs this, too! Love the maple!

    Sues

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  11. Wow, this stuff looks sinfully delicious! I would not trust myself with a batch of this in the house!

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  12. Oh, it looks delicious! My mom used to make this and I forgot all about it. Thanks for the post and recipe. I'm looking forward to making it!

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  13. i have never thought to put maple in my fudge but it sounds incredible!

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  14. Some (weirdo crazy) people find fudge to be too sweet..I am so totally NOT one of them and could eat a whole batch of this! Sounds glorious!

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  15. Your fudge looks great...and lot of walnut please...
    Thanks for the recipe and have a wonderful week :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, this brings back memories! This used to be my favorite kind of fudge until I discovered chocolate ;) This looks heavenly!

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  17. While I'm not normally a candy-maker, it's different around the holidays. Love this maple fudge recipe! Sometimes we need a lovely bite of sweet!

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  18. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but around holiday time I crave some of the treats my grandmother used to make. This looks delicious and my family would love me for making it for them.

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  19. i would happily attend the wedding of maple and walnut--what a cake they'd have at the reception! :)

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  20. I'm a closet fudge eater,lol!
    I tink I need to make a batch of these, love the maple flavor,yum-now this is a recipe that says Christmas holidays to me ;-)

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  21. Good to be back with my blogging friends. This is one recipe I will be making soon; looks just like sucre a la crême in our house.
    Rita

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  22. I love to get a good fudge recipe before the holidays. Giving delicious fudge is always appreciated by the recipients. Can't wait to add this to my list.

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  23. Can you just use regular maple syrup instead of flavoring? I just hate having to buy something new for just one recipe. :)

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    1. I haven't used maple syrup for this recipe, so I really can't say one way or the other. The maple extract is much more concentrated than maple syrup. You might try cooking it down to concentrate it, but that might affect the final texture of the fudge. I can tell you that once you've used the maple flavor you'll find lots of other things to use it in!

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  24. Mm I love fudge at the moment and with nuts it would be extra special

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  25. Mmmmmmm.... homemade fudge.... So yummy! What a great treat!

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  26. Betty this is exactly what I need right now. I love fudge and yours would be eaten sooner than I care to admit. Thanks for sharing:)

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  27. absolutely beautiful! I love to make fudge and this one is on my list for this holiday season. Thank you!

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