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Maple Fudge

Maple Fudge is a creamy, decadent treat that will earn you rave reviews.  This easy recipe does not require a candy thermometer and can be made in minutes.

Maple Fudge is a creamy, decadent treat that will get you rave reviews.  This easy recipe does not require a candy thermometer and can be made in minutes. Then just let it harden and enjoy!

Then just let it harden for a couple of hours and enjoy!

Maple Fudge is a creamy, decadent treat that will get you rave reviews.  This easy recipe does not require a candy thermometer and can be made in minutes. Then just let it harden and enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

Before starting to cook the fudge I greased an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

Then I placed a medium sized sauce pan on the stove, added a half pound of butter and turned the heat to medium.

Next I measured in some evaporated milk and brown sugar.

I occasionally stirred these ingredients together until the butter had melted.  Once the butter melted I stirred it continuously until it started to bubble.

When it started to bubble I stopped stirring and allowed it to boil for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes I removed the fudge from the heat and poured it into a large Pyrex measuring cup.

Then I poured in some vanilla extract and gave a quick stir.

Next I gradually added in 2 cups of icing sugar while I continued stirring.

I stopped stirring once the icing sugar was fully integrated into the fudge.  Crush as many icing sugar lumps as you can if you have not sifted it first.

At this time you could also add in some chopped walnuts if that is how you prefer your fudge.

I scraped the hot fudge into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan and allowed it to cool and harden for a couple of hours.

Once the fudge was hard I inverted it onto a cutting board and used a sharp knife to cut it into squares.

Maple fudge is a smooth, creamy dessert that will melt in your mouth.  It will be hard to eat just one piece!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Maple Fudge is a rich and creamy dessert recipe. This easy stove top fudge is made with brown sugar.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Maple Fudge:

  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar

How to Make Maple Fudge:

  1. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  2. Place a medium sized sauce pan on the stove and dump the butter in.
  3. Turn the burner to medium heat.
  4. Add the brown sugar and the evaporated milk. Stir occasionally until butter melts and then stir continuously.
  5. Once it begins to boil stop stirring and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a pyrex measuring cup or bowl.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  8. Gradually stir in the icing sugar until fully integrated.
  9. Scrape into the prepared pan. Allow to set for a few hours.
  10. Invert onto cutting board and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 42

Maple Fudge

Maple Fudge is a creamy, decadent treat that will get you rave reviews.  This easy recipe does not require a candy thermometer and can be made in minutes. Then just let it harden and enjoy!

Maple Fudge is a creamy, decadent treat that will earn you rave reviews.  This easy recipe does not require a candy thermometer and can be made in minutes. Then just let it harden for a couple of hours and enjoy!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  2. Place a medium sized sauce pan on the stove and dump the butter in.
  3. Turn the burner to medium heat.
  4. Add the brown sugar and the evaporated milk. Stir occasionally until butter melts and then stir continuously.
  5. Once it begins to boil stop stirring and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a pyrex measuring cup or bowl.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  8. Gradually stir in the icing sugar until fully integrated.
  9. Scrape into the prepared pan. Allow to set for a few hours.
  10. Invert onto cutting board and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*You can add 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts just before pouring the fudge into the baking pan for maple walnut fudge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

42

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

 

Pat

Monday 7th of February 2022

Why is it called maple fudge, there is no maple flavoring, only vanilla

Lori

Thursday 6th of January 2022

I've had problems with getting other fudge recipes to set up properly in the past. Does this need to reach a certain temperature to set up properly? Thank you

Kathleen

Thursday 6th of January 2022

Hi Lori, I have never needed to take the temperature of this fudge. I always boil it as stated in the recipe and it sets up fine every time. Take care, Kathleen

Barb

Saturday 1st of January 2022

I'm not seeing any maple? This is similar to a brown sugar fudge we make. Is icing sugar the same as powdered sugar? Thanks!

Kathleen

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Hi Barb, Yes it is also known as brown sugar fudge but we have always called it maple. I guess it would be neat to try maple extract instead of the vanilla extract. Icing sugar is what we use to make frosting. It is the same as powdered sugar I think. Happy New Year, Kathleen

Jan

Sunday 19th of December 2021

How do you store the fudge? Fridge?

Kathleen

Monday 20th of December 2021

Hi Jan, At our house it doesn't last very long so it is just on the counter. If I make it ahead it freezes really well. If will be eating it over time I would keep it in the fridge. Take care, Kathleen

Ailsa Ek

Monday 27th of September 2021

I don’t get it. How can this be maple fudge with no maple in it? Gives me the urge to go boil down a bottle of syrup.

Kathleen

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Hi Ailsa, We have always called it Maple Fudge. We do make our own maple syrup and want to try incorporating that. Think I would have to boil it a lot longer. Some people might refer to this as brown sugar fudge. We have been making it for years. Take care, Kathleen

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