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Easy Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe

Easy maple walnut fudge recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The traditional fudge recipe is made with pure maple syrup and features plenty of flavor.

An Easy Fudge Recipe

Maple walnut fudge on a plate.

Fudge can be intimidating to make, but this is an easy recipe that will be a hit at any party, and it’s always a good idea to give as gifts.

People will love you if you give the creamy fudge as a gift. Last year we took fudge to the kid’s school around the holidays and everyone ate it right up.

The flavor is a deep, creamy, chocolatey flavor with crunchy walnuts.

The first time I made this fudge I wanted to keep eating it. It’s decadent and it’s seriously delicious fudge.

Walnut fudge on a red plate.

Maple Walnut Fudge Ingredient Checklist

  • Salted butter
  • White granulated sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • White chocolate chips
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla extract

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Maple Walnut Fudge

  1. Line a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add the butter to a large saucepan and melt on medium-high heat.
  3. Next, add the sugar, maple syrup, and sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  4. Bring to a full boil, stirring often, and cook until the candy thermometer reaches 234-degrees.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips until melted.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and mix. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and sprinkle some more walnuts on top.
  8. Allow the fudge to set up for at least two hours.
A slice of walnut fudge on parchment paper.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Melting butter in a saucepan.

Start by melting the butter in a large saucepan on medium high to high heat.

I made this recipe in a medium saucepan, but you really need one that will allow the fudge ingredients to expand as they cook and it’s a mess when it boils over.

Pouring maple syrup into a saucepan.

Pour the real maple syrup into the pan.

The real stuff gives the fudge a much better flavor than just maple flavoring with extract. (Thank you maple tree).

Pouring sweetened condensed milk into a pan.

Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the pan.

Adding sugar to a saucepan.

Add the sugar to the saucepan and mix the ingredients together.

Boiling fudge ingredients with a candy thermometer.

Bring the fudge to a full rolling boil. Add the candy thermometer to the pan and cook the ingredients until the temperature reaches 234-degrees.

TIP: Be sure not to allow the thermometer to touch the bottom of the pan or you will get an incorrect reading.

If you don’t have a thermometer you can try the soft ball stage method. I am not very good at it, so I like to use the candy thermometer.

Melting marshmallow cream in a saucepan.

After the fudge reaches 234-degrees, remove the pan from the heat and add the marshmallow cream. Stir until it melts.

I always add the marshmallow cream before the chocolate chips because the hotter the mixture is, the easier the marshmallow cream will melt.

You can use either Marshmallow Fluff or Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme, as either one will work.

Melting white chocolate chips in a pan.

Next, add the white chocolate chips to the mixture and stir to melt.

For whatever reason, white chocolate chips don’t want to melt as easily and you have to stir a little bit more than usual.

Walnuts in a saucepan with fudge ingredients.

Finally, add the chopped walnuts to the pan and mix until well combined.

Pour the fudge mixture into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

You can either grease the dish or cover it with parchment paper. I sprayed the dish with non-stick spray and then placed parchment paper over that so it would stay in place.

Using parchment paper makes it easy to pull the fudge out, after it sets up, and cut into pieces.

Walnut fudge in a pan.

Sprinkle a few more walnuts on top and let the fudge set up for about two hours.

If you’re in a hurry, you can put the fudge in the refrigerator and it will set up faster.

Sliced walnut fudge on top of parchment paper.

Once the fudge sets up, you can lift fudge out easily with the parchment paper, grab a sharp knife, and slice.

I got about 28 pieces out of the pan, but you can cut them into small squares and get even more if you have a larger crowd.

The small pieces are perfect finger foods at a party (and my favorite kind).

More Homemade Fudge Recipes

  • Old-fashioned fudge with peanut butter – this fudge is made with creamy peanut butter for a sweet treat.
  • Dark chocolate fudge with sea salt – is for those that love dark chocolate. The sprinkles of salt are wonderful for bringing out all of the flavor.
  • Chocolate frosting fudge – the easy recipe is made with just two ingredients. You can’t ask for a more delicious and easy recipe.
  • Butter pecan fudge – heavy cream, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and a few more ingredients make up this decadent fudge.
  • The best chocolate fudge recipe – talk about yummy desserts, this fudge is traditional, creamy, rich, and chocolatey.
  • Tiger butter homemade fudge – you only need a few ingredients for this recipe and it not only turns out fantastic, but beautiful with swirls of chocolate. It’s the perfect gift.
  • Cake batter fudge – you will love the ingredients in this recipe with cake mix, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, and a few tasty items.
  • Caramel apple fudge from the First Year Blog is sweet, delicious, and we love it for the fall.

How Do I Store The Creamy Maple Fudge?

You can store the fudge in an airtight container on either the counter or in the refrigerator.

Easy Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a wonderful easy maple fudge recipe around the holidays or any time of year and everyone will love it!

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your fudge on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Walnut fudge on a red plate.

Easy Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe

Yield: 28 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Easy maple walnut fudge recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The traditional fudge recipe is made with pure maple syrup and features plenty of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a large saucepan and melt on medium high heat.
  2. Next, add the sugar, maple syrup, and sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  3. Bring the ingredients to a full rolling boil, place the thermometer in the pan, and cook until the mixture reaches 234-degrees.
  4. Take the saucepan off the burner and mix in the marshmallow cream until it melts.
  5. Add the white chocolate chips and mix until melted.
  6. Next, add the vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and mix well. Pour into a 9" x 13" inch casserole dish lined with parchment paper.
  8. Sprinkle some more walnuts on top of fudge and allow the fudge to set up for at least two hours.

Notes

TIP: Make sure the thermometer does not touch the bottom of the pan or you will get an incorrect reading.

TIP: Line the pan with parchment paper and it will be easier to lift the fudge out to cut after it sets up.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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