This maple walnut fudge is extra creamy with the perfect maple flavor. It’s made with only 4 ingredients – so it’ super easy & completely failproof. It’s perfect over the holidays, and also makes a great gift!
When it comes to homemade candy – I don’t think you can beat maple walnut fudge. It’s creamy, sweet & compliments the delicious nuttiness of the walnuts. And this maple walnut fudge is the easiest recipe you’ll ever find.
I often bake things 100% from scratch, but sometimes taking a shortcut is a very good idea. Especially when it comes to homemade candy because it can be soooo temperamental and frustrating. Plus, with a lot of fudge recipes from scratch you definitely need a candy thermometer (which lets be honest, I only use mine about twice a year). And if you end up burning the sugar you have a gigantic mess and nothing delicious to eat.
But this easy maple walnut fudge turns out every time, and you don’t need a candy thermometer or any experience to end up with delicious fudge
How to Make Maple Walnut Fudge
For this recipe, you only need 4 ingredients: white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, maple extract and walnuts. You first melt together the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Then stir in the maple extract and walnuts. Pour the mixture into a lined 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan – then let it set.
You can either melt the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together in the microwave or on the stove.
To make the fudge on the stovetop, place a large glass bowl on top of a saucepan. Pour about 1/2 inch of water into the bottom of the saucepan, and ensure that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the glass bowl. Add the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to the bowl and melt them together over low heat while stirring occasionally.
To make the fudge in the microwave, add the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to a large heatproof glass bowl. Microwave for 45-second bursts on medium power. Stir between each burst. Once the chocolate is almost melted, remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.
For the maple flavor, I like to use 2 teaspoons of maple extract. You can play around with the amount depending on how strong of a flavor you prefer, but I wouldn’t add much more than 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) otherwise it might not set properly.
This maple walnut fudge is creamy, delicious, and perfect for the holidays. You’ll love how easy it is to make, and everyone seriously goes crazy over it.
For more fudge recipes, try these other favorites:
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons maple extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang around the edges.
In a large heatproof bowl, add the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.
Microwave on medium heat for 45 seconds, remove from the microwave and stir.
Repeat the process until the chocolate is almost melted. Stir until smooth.
Stir in the maple extract, followed by the chopped walnuts.
Place in the fridge to harden for 2 hours, then cut into squares.
*Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge.
**Fudge can be wrapped tightly and frozen. Thaw in the fridge.