- 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Line an 8-in.-square pan with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter.
- Cube remaining butter. In a large saucepan, combine cubed butter, brown sugar and milk. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
- Stir in maple flavoring, vanilla and salt. Add confectioners' sugar; beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Cool completely.
- Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-3/4 pounds (64 pieces).
Reviews for Marvelous Maple Fudge
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"I make candy and chocolates every year, but for some reason, this recipe did not set. I followed it exactly. Also, I agree with a previous reviewer who said that it is WAY TOO sweet."
"Firstly, this is not terrible. My fudge came out looking like fudge and mostly tastes good. Secondly, I won't be making this recipe again without figuring out how to modify some of the proportions. The fudge is too sugary, I'm eating now, and I question if I should stop. This is sickly sweet . I followed everything to the T, but I may attempt to reduce the sugar... or something, if I make this again."
"I must tell you, this fudge recipe is absolutely fabulous, except that the maple flavoring DOES need to be increased. I left the vanilla in, and increased the maple flavoring to two teaspoons. It is wonderful!!!! I believe the confusion is in the evaporated milk instruction. The recipe reads one can (5 oz) evaporated milk. I used one can, but WAS confused over the 5 oz., since a can of evaporated milk is 12 oz. The folks who are disappointed, having dry and crumbly fudge-are probably trying to use 5 oz., which would be less than half of what is needed. Also, remember that the quality of a finished home made product will reflect the quality of the ingredients. Evaporated milk IS different brand to brand. I only use carnation when a recipe calls for evaporated milk, real butter (unsalted, of course) and quality brown sugar-as some cheap brands tend to be dryer and do not pack as well. Carry on, everyone-and happy baking!!! This recipe would be great for the holidays coming up!!!!"
"I followed this recipe to the letter and it was excellent! I think next time I will omit the vanilla extract and just put extra maple for a more intense maple flavor. I think the reason some of the reviewers had trouble with their textures is because they cooked it too hot (you should be somewhere between 3 and 4 on most electric stoves) and be sure that you BOIL it for 10 minutes, not cook it for 10 minutes total. It will take a while to get it to a boil on low, but trust me- it's worth it!"
"This worked perfectly for me - and I'm not at all experienced with candy making. My mom said it was the best fudge she had ever eaten. I did stir constantly (instead of "frequently") for the 10 minutes of cooking. This was a huge hit at our holiday gathering."