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You'll love this very rich and delicious Maple Nut Fudge! Canadians have known the secret of how wonderful maple fudge tastes for a long time, now everyone can experience it!
This is a classic Canadian Maple Fudge recipe using genuine maple syrup. It is said that In French Quebec there are as many recipes for maple fudge as there
are bean recipes in Boston.
Maple Nut Fudge Recipe:
Yields: 36 squares
Prep time: 15 min
4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup genuine maple syrup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Butter a 9-inch square baking dish. For easier removal, line the baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil leaving an
1-inch overhand, and then butter the paper or foil. This technique makes it easy to pull the fudge out of the pan in one piece
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, maple syrup, milk, and miniature marshmallows; cook, stirring occasionally, until the
candy or digital thermometer reaches 235 degrees F. or until it forms a soft ball when a little of the mixture is dropped in cold water.
Remove from heat.
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Let cool to 115 degrees F; add nuts and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer at medium speed, beat until mixture loses its gloss and starts to harden around edge of saucepan.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Let cool completely. Cut into squares.
Storage - How To Store Fudge:
Fudge stored in the
2 to 3 weeks when
kept in an air-tight container.
- Room Temperature:
Fudge stored at
in an air-tight container will
7 to 14 days.
Fudge should be stored in an
air-tight container (tin or
plastic), each layer separated
by a sheet of waxed paper. Fudge
stored in an air-tight container
at room temperature will "ripen"
over the first 24 hours.
fudge will keep for months if
wrapped in waxed paper, then
again in aluminum foil, and
stored in an air-tight
container. Wrap each individual
slice or the entire box with
plastic or aluminum foil and
seal thoroughly. Properly
wrapped it should keep for
Leave fudge in its wrapping for
at least two hours upon removal
from the freezer to permit it to
return to room temperature.
Yields 36 squares or 1 1/4 pounds.