My delicious Maple Walnut Fudge recipe is smooth, creamy, and full of rich maple flavor. It’s an easy fudge recipe that doesn’t even require a candy thermometer, imagine that! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a microwave to make a super-tasty batch of fudge that’s truly the perfect treat!

creamy maple walnut fudge

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This delicious Maple Walnut Fudge recipe combines the creamy texture of fudge with the rich taste of maple. I like this fudge with chopped walnuts, but, if you’re not a fan, it’s also great sans nuts. This treat is perfect for anyone looking for a sweet bite that’s not complicated to make. This is truly one of my favorite homemade fudge recipes.

How to Make Maple Walnut Fudge

Making Maple Walnut Fudge is super simple. Here’s what you need to get started:

microwave fudge ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 ½ teaspoons maple flavored extract
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Once you have everything ready, you’re set to dive into the cooking process.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step One: Prep your baking dish by greasing an 8×8-inch glass baking dish and lining it with parchment paper. The parchment paper should have some overhang on the sides to make it easier to lift the fudge out once it’s set.

Step Two: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Microwave these in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, for about 1 to 3 minutes. Be careful to avoid overheating, as this can cause the chocolate to burn.

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Step Three: After the mixture is smooth, mix in the maple flavored extract. This step ensures your fudge will have that perfect maple flavor. Next, fold the chopped nuts into the mixture.

maple walnut fudge steps

Step Four: Pour the fudge mixture into your prepared pan, smoothing out the top with a spatula. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, or until the fudge is firm.

Step Five: Once the maple fudge recipe is set, lift it from the pan using the parchment paper overhang, and cut it into squares using a sharp knife.

cutting fudge

Substitutions and Variations

This easy maple walnut fudge recipe very flexible. Here are a few ideas for substitutions and variations:

  • If you’re not a fan of walnuts, feel free to swap them out for pecans or almonds.
  • For a chocolatey twist, try mixing in a handful of chocolate chips with the walnuts.
  • Vanilla extract can be used in place of maple flavoring for a more traditional fudge flavor.

Best Tips

  • Cut with a sharp knife: This ensures clean cuts that make your fudge look as good as it tastes.
  • Store fudge in an airtight container: This keeps it fresh and prevents it from drying out.
  • Make in small batches: This allows for experimentation with flavors and textures.
  • Use quality ingredients: The better the ingredients, the better the fudge will taste.
fudge with nuts on a plate

How to Store Maple Walnut Fudge

To keep your fudge tasting its best, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. If you prefer your fudge a bit firmer, you can also store it in the refrigerator. Just be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Fudge can also be frozen for longer storage. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil to help protect it from freezer burn. When you’re ready to enjoy your Maple Walnut Fudge, simply thaw it in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this fudge without a microwave?

Yes, you can melt the ingredients together in a saucepan over low heat. Just be sure to stir constantly to prevent the mixture from burning.

What if I don’t have parchment paper?

You can also use wax paper or simply grease the baking dish well, though parchment paper makes removal and cleanup easier.

delicious maple fudge

How do I know when the fudge is set?

Your Maple Walnut Fudge recipe should be firm to the touch and should pull away from the sides of the pan slightly. It usually takes about 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Friends, my Maple Walnut Fudge is so uniquely delicious. It’s especially great around the holidays, for Thanksgiving or Christmas gifting, but makes a tasty treat any time of year. I hope you’ll give this simple microwave fudge recipe a whirl. If you do happen to make a batch, please leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out for you!

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Maple Walnut Fudge

Maple Walnut Fudge

Yield: 36 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes

This creamy maple walnut fudge is a decadent dessert, perfect for the holidays, that's incredibly easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 ½ teaspoons maple flavored extract
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8-inch glass baking dish, and line with an 8x12-inch sheet of parchment paper. The ends will hang over the side of the dish.
  2. Melt white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch.
  3. Stir in maple flavored extract until just combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  4. Pour fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Remove fudge by lifting the parchment paper, then cut into squares.

Notes

Since everyone's microwave is different, the cooking time may vary. It's best to melt the ingredients on medium power.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g