Marvelous Maple Fudge Recipe
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Marvelous Maple Fudge Recipe

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Use this delicious, easy recipe for potlucks, large family gatherings or bake sales. Line your pan with foil to make removing the fudge a breeze. —Jeannie Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Line an 8-in.-square pan with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
Originally published as Marvelous Maple Fudge in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p71

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Joanne User ID: 9077244 261663
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

"I followed this recipe perfectly, and it came out like soup! It never solidified at all. I had to add powdered sugar to make it into frosting that I could freeze and use at a later date. Very disappointing! ??"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 254975
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"This fudge melts in one's mouth! I did omit the salt and when it cooled, I did refrigerate it! The fudge was easier to cut! I didn't think that the fudge was grainy at all-in fact, it did set up better!

I'd also used a foil pan to put the fudge in. I'd taken this fudge to our Bingo game last week and shared it with my group of players my floor of our retirement community! delowenstein"

sarah20s User ID: 8830652 246901
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"My family and I love this fudge. I am a bit confused about these reviews. I had no problems what-so-ever. I did change one small thing - I omitted the maple flavoring. I just doubled the vanilla.

As another reviewer stated, start counting when it comes to a boil and do not buy store-brand products. Use good butter, use good brown sugar!
Although it is suggested to not refrigerate this fudge - I did. I feel it made it a little better and set more properly.
When I cut the fudge into small squares, I dipped some of them in chocolate candy coating - and wow! It reminded me of Sees Candy! If you don't like sweet treats already then sadly, this is not the fudge recipe for you."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 239961
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"Be certain to not start counting your time until after this comes to a full boil, that means it continues to bubble even though you're stirring.

Also don't store this in the refrigerator, that will make it very grainy.
Sue Stetzel
Online Community Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

wildmg User ID: 4832737 239910
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"This was too sweet and did NOT set very well, so while flavor was okay it was to the trash with recipe and unset fudge."

donnad24 User ID: 6054785 215134
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"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."

cuckooforcookingstuff User ID: 8158024 214870
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"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."

mamawjamima User ID: 7946418 119068
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"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!!!!"

SweetTooth7 User ID: 6880597 139984
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014 Edited Jun. 10, 2014

"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!"

hhoupt User ID: 1336921 125096
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"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."

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