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Maple Walnut Fudge

One of the most requested fudge recipes is finally here: Maple Walnut Fudge. Velvety smooth fudge with maple flavoring and chunks of walnut in every bite!

If you’re craving fudge, be sure to try this delicious Maple Peanut Butter Fudge recipe soon. Or go full chocolate with our Fannie May Fudge recipe. Both are so easy to make!

Stack of three pieces of maple walnut fudge.

Easy Fudge Recipe

Maple Walnut Fudge is one of the most requested fudge recipes on the blog. After sharing my guide to how to make fudge, I’ve gotten tons of emails asking me if I have a great Maple Walnut Fudge recipe.

  • Made with white chocolate, marshmallow cream and maple extract, this Maple Walnut Fudge is well worth the little bit of effort it takes.
  • You don’t need a candy thermometer or any special skills to make this easy fudge recipe!
  • And, the best part is Maple Walnut Fudge–like most of my other fudge recipes–can be made well in advance. Perfect for keeping on hand for those last minute visits or cravings for something sweet!

A tin of homemade fudge also makes a great gift for the holidays or party snack to share.

Ingredient Notes

Making today’s recipe is simple enough with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Be sure to scroll down all the way to the recipe card for a complete list with exact measurements.

  • Maple extract – Extract is much more concentrated than maple syrup and vital for infusing the fudge with real maple flavor. I buy mine online and use it in tons of different desserts besides this fudge too, like Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts and Maple Bacon Cookies.
  • Marshmallow cream – This ingredient is also called marshmallow fluff. It incorporates better with the melted white chocolate in the fudge however you can substitute whole marshmallows if you can’t find the cream.
  • Walnuts – Chop into small pieces before adding to the fudge. Pecans are also delicious in maple fudge and would make a tasty swap here. You can also omit the nuts entirely for a tasty plain maple fudge. Toast the walnuts for best flavor!

Tips and Tricks

Maple walnut fudge in a white bowl.

Did you know fudge is one of the simplest treats you can make, when you use this method?

  • Boil heavy cream with butter and sugar, then pour the hot mixture over a bowl of marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips. Add maple extract and beat until everything is smooth and combined. Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment makes this quick and easy!
  • From here, just fold in the chopped nuts, pour into a pan and refrigerate. Within a few hours, you can chop the fudge into squares and enjoy a delicious nutty homemade treat!

You can freeze this fudge too! Double wrap the fudge in freezer bags (or an airtight freezer safe container) to preserve its freshness. Let frozen fudge thaw in the fridge overnight before eating.

Recipe FAQs

What’s the best way to store homemade fudge?

I keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator so it stays good for as long as 2 weeks. For freshest taste, wait to slice the fudge until just before eating. I store it in a block and cut off only the fudge we’ll be eating right away.

Can I use milk or half and half instead of the cream?

I don’t recommend it. This fudge needs the fat content present in heavy cream for best texture and flavor.

How do you keep fudge from sticking to the pan?

Make sure to line your pan with parchment paper before pouring in the fudge mixture. Then, just lift the parchment out of the pan once the fudge is set and you’re ready to slice!

You’ll love the classic maple flavor and the nutty crunch in this treat! Maple Walnut Fudge is claiming its rightful place in the fudge flavor hall of fame right alongside Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Vanilla Fudge this week.

Eating this also reminded me it’s high time I make some more White Chocolate Raspberry Fudge again too!

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Yield: 64

Maple Walnut Fudge

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 38 minutes

One of the most requested fudge recipes is finally here: Maple Walnut Fudge. Velvety smooth fudge with maple flavoring and chunks of walnut in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup Heavy Cream
  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Salt
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Cream
  • 11 ounces White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Extract
  • ¾ cup Walnuts, Chopped

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine marshmallow cream, white chocolate morsels and maple extract. Set aside. (I put this in my electric mixing bowl with whisk attachment).
    2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, heavy cream, butter and salt. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling (a good rolling boil), continue boiling over medium high heat for 5 minutes (still stirring). After 5 minutes, remove from heat and pour over the marshmallow cream, white chocolate morsels and maple extract.
    3. Blend mixture for about 1-2 minutes until smooth (and white chocolate is melted). Fold in chopped walnuts.
    4. Pour into a parchment paper lined 8inch baking dish. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 8, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’ve never made fudge before, but this recipe just looked like a winner. And was it ever! Shared with my book club and then my bible study group and got so many raves! Made another batch for Christmas and got some more fans of this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I tried this last year and I am making it again this year. It was such a huge hit…thank you for sharing this recipe. Have a merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours, from me and mine lol

  3. This sounds delicious! So its going on my list to try!! I will comment after. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!
    Nancy

  4. I am going to quit Pinterest if these annoying ads are not taken down. I thought people put recipes on here to share with others BUT I have tried 6 times to get this Maple Walnut Fudge & all that is readily available are ADS & comments. If the recipe is SO good WHY can’t we get it WITHOUT all the CRAPPY!!!! Advertisements!!!! 

    1. First of all, there is a person here behind the blog, so be kind. Second, if you are on a mobile device, all you have to do is click “read more” and the recipe will be there. Third, the recipe is wonderful. However, this is my business, and I am able to provide FREE recipes to you thanks to those advertisements. Happy holidays. (PS…not sure why you would quit pinterest…because my blog has nothing to do with that,…)

  5. Are the chips listed in the recipe actually white CHOCOLATE chips or white vanilla flavored chips? It seems that chocolate flavored chips would lessen the impact of the maple flavoring.

  6. That would have definitely been a sign it was the right church if someone would have yelled that out. They probably saw you come in the door and were too embarrassed to yell it out 😉 I love finding old church cookbooks to look through…some of the best ones come from there! And this fudge does totally remind me of summers on the beach and all the fudge shops!!!

  7. Finding a new church is SO hard! Glad you were able to find one you are happy with. And this fudge looks phenomenal!

  8. So glad you found a new church home Aimee! And that sure would have been funny if someone said “Shugary Sweets” I’m sure someone in the congregation was thinking it, even if they didn’t say it out loud!! 😉 I love this fudge. It reminds me of Mackinac Island!! 🙂

  9. This is one of my favorite flavors! I’m so excited you made this!
    Congrats on finding a church. Caring about food is key! 🙂

  10. Loved your church story! Some things are just meant to be! 🙂

    We love all things maple. Looks like a great combination, pinned!

  11. How cool would it of been if they yelled Shugary Sweets. I hope you guys end up liking this church and I’m jealous that they get to taste all of your yummy goodies. I so need to make another type of fudge. I always make chocolate and thats it. 🙂 Happy Weekend. Pinned!

  12. Half of my cookbook collection is made up of church cookbooks:) I just love trying new recipes out on my church family! How neat that you will have a whole new group of people to share the love with:) Maple walnut ice cream was one of my favorites growing up and I’m sure this fudge will be just as delicious.

  13. Can you tell me what brand of marshmallow creme you use? I think this is where my fudge attempts fail. Thanks, maple fudge is my husbands very favorite.

  14. I’m a huge fan of homemade fudge and you always have the best ones! This maple walnut fudge is no exception. I’m dying to try it!

  15. Oh how fun! I just made a batch myself! So good! No holidays can be without this fudge! Pinned!

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