Maple syrup season is here, and while there’s no replacement for visiting a sugar shack to snack on chewy maple taffy, there’s one homemade confection we can’t get enough of: super rich, creamy maple fudge. It’s the perfect late-winter treat.
As working with sugar can feel a bit intimidating, we’ve created an easy step-by-step guide demonstrating how to make maple fudge. Just follow the steps below for a melt-in-your-mouth-delicious treat.
Prep time: 20 min. Total time: 20 min.
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup 35% cream
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
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Step 1: Combine maple syrup with cream and butter in a medium saucepan and set over high.
Kitchen Tip: Make sure your thermometer is submerged: The ball on the base of your candy thermometer should be completely covered by the maple mixture; otherwise it won’t get an accurate reading. If you’re finding that it’s not, try using a smaller saucepan; just be extra careful since the mixture tends to boil upwards.
Originally published March 2015. Updated March 2017.