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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maple Walnut Fudge

If you like sweets then this is for you!  There is a lot of sugar in these but they are sooooo good!

2 cups light brown sugar
5 ounces evaporated milk (this is 2/3 cup)
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon maple flavoring (I didn't have any so I did 1 tsp syrup)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I used pecans because that's what I had)


Butter an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper or foil, and butter that; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter.
Bring to a full boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat slightly (no lower than medium-low) and boil for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and maple flavoring.
Transfer the mixture to a standing mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat the fudge on medium speed until thick and glossy - about 3 minutes.
Fold in the walnuts and pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. (It doesn't take that long 2 hours is good)
Slice the fudge into 1-inch squares and serve. (Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.)

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/09/21/maple-walnut-fudge/

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