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Maple Fudge {With Maple Syrup}

Easy maple fudge recipe, homemade with 2 ingredients in microwave. It’s no bake, soft, rich, creamy and has real maple syrup. No candy thermometer required!

With only 2 ingredients, this delicious fudge cannot be any simpler! It is the perfect treat to invite your kids to make with you, or even on their own to encourage their independence in the kitchen. I know my kiddo loves to be a part of the process, especially when we are making boxes of fudge to share with family and his teachers. The maple flavor screams Fall and Thanksgiving to me so we often make it this time of year. This Easy Maple Frosting is another delicious way to include the flavor in desserts like cakes, cupcakes, or on top of cookies and bars.

How to make easy maple fudge recipe from scratch? 

  1. Heat white chocolate chips– In the microwave.
  2. Add maple syrup and extract– Mix.
  3. Spread mixture– Evenly in a pan.
  4. Cover and chill– Until set and firm.
  5. Cut small pieces– Enjoy!

Variations for maple syrup fudge

Add swirls– Such as warmed nut butter, marshmallow creme, or even dark chocolate swirls to give a marbled presentation and flavor twist.

Maple walnut fudge– Add walnuts for additional texture and flavor.

Add other nuts– Such as chopped pecans, cashews, almonds, macadamia, or peanuts, or even a mix of different chopped nuts.

Mix in dried fruits– Such as dried cranberries, raisins, or cherries.

Try other extracts– Such as caramel, rum, bourbon, or amoretto.

Add bacon bits– For a salty and savory flavor addition.

Add mini marshmallows– Towards the end so they don’t melt, and stay visible in the fudge.

Add spices– Such as apple or pumpkin pie spice.

Add candied ginger– Make sure it is finely chopped and don’t use too much because it is a strong flavor.

Add other extracts– Such as vanilla, bourbon, rum, or amaretto.

Tips and techniques for 2 ingredient fudge

Store slices in a container, separated by small sheets of wax papers– Because this prevents the fudge from sticking together.

Nuts and dried fruits must be finely chopped– Because this allows you to enjoy it in each bite.

How to get smooth perfect slices? Run your knife under hot water, wipe it dry with a paper towel, and then cut the slices. Repeat this before each cut. 

Must line the pan with wax paper– Because this allows you to remove the fudge from the pan without it sticking to the pan and becoming a mess. It would be impossible to get clean cut squares of fudge from the pan without the wax paper to remove it from the pan first.

How to package fudge? Check out this post, 9 Easy Ways To Package Edible Gifts. It will provide you with many options and ideas on how to package fudge. You can also make fudge boxes as holiday gifts as opposed to Christmas Cookie Boxes {Homemade Gifts}. Follow the same idea, but with homemade fudge instead.

What size pan to use? Use an 8 or 9 inch square pan, lined with wax paper. Use 8 inch pan for thicker fudge pieces. Use 9 inch pan for thinner/ flatter fudge pieces.

How long to chill the fudge? Chill the fridge overnight or until the fudge is firm.

Must use white chocolate chips– You can not replace them with white chocolate bars because it does not produce the same result with this cooking method.

Maple extract is optional– Omit it if you don’t have it or can’t find it. The maple flavor will just be a little more mild.

What if I don’t have maple syrup? Pancake syrup can be used instead of maple syrup.

Storage of homemade fudge

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 1 week.

Freeze– Double wrap and store it in an air tight container to prevent freezer burns. It can also be stored as a whole block and then sliced after being thawed.

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Easy Maple Fudge (With Maple Syrup)

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Easy maple fudge recipe, homemade with 2 ingredients in microwave. It's no bake, soft, rich, creamy and has real maple syrup. No candy thermometer required!
Yield: 25 Pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 bags White chocolate chips, 12 oz. bag each, Don't replace with white chocolate bars
  • 3/4 cups Maple syrup, Or pancake syrup
  • 1 tsp Maple extract, Optional

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate chips.
  • Heat in microwave until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Make sure to mix with a spatula every 30 seconds to prevent the chocolate from burning.
  • Pour maple syrup and extract.
  • Mix until combined and thickened.
  • Spread mixture evenly in an 8 or 9 inch square pan, lined with wax paper. Use 8 inch pan for thicker fudge pieces. Use 9 inch pan for thinner/ flatter fudge pieces.
  • Cover and chill in fridge overnight to allow the mixture to set and become firm.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut small pieces. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 173
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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