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Maple Syrup Fudge


Maple Syrup Fudge

Maple Syrup Fudge is a classic Québécois candy that is traditionally made around the holidays. All you need is four ingredients to make a memorable sweet treat!

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Maple syrup fudge is a classic holiday candy in many Québécois households. Growing up, I mindlessly indulged in sucre à la crème after Christmas dinner, the cheery mood making it okay to eat just one more piece. Everyone will tell you that their grandmother’s recipe is the best, and yes, every family recipe is probably in fact the best, given it is enjoyed surrounded by people you love.

Making fudge can be a bit finicky, but I find the key is to be very careful not to overwhip the fudge mixture after the cooking process. If you do, the candy will still be delicious, but the texture will be harder and dryer than the expected heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth treat. The addition of a bit of white chocolate is a genius tip I encountered in a local food magazine: it doesn’t affect the flavor of the fudge but does wonders, texture-wise.

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Maple Syrup Fudge should be enjoyed in tiny bites, so if you have leftovers or want to try something new, check out this fantastic cookie recipe: Chewy Maple Syrup Fudge and Pecan Cookies. Maple candies tucked in cookies? You better believe it!

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Maple Syrup Fudge

Maple Syrup Fudge is a classic Québécois candy that is traditionally made around the holidays. All you need is four ingredients to make a memorable sweet treat!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Resting Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 64 small pieces of maple syrup fudge
Author Marie Asselin,



  • Butter an 8-in (20 cm) square baking pan, then line with parchment paper, letting two sides overhang. (This will make it easier to unmold the maple syrup fudge later on.)
  • In a saucepan, bring the maple syrup and butter to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully whisk in the heavy cream. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and keep to a boil without stirring until the thermometer reaches 235°F (112°C). This should take 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat, sprinkle the chopped white chocolate over the surface, and let rest without stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the maple syrup fudge mixture for 2 minutes. After beating, the mixture should then be very thick and pale beige in color.
  • Transfer the fudge mixture to the prepared baking pan and use a spatula to spread it to an even layer. Sprinkle with the nuts, if using, gently pressing on the nuts to make them stick to the fudge mixture. (Alternatively, you can stir the nuts into the fudge mixture before you spread it into the pan.)
  • Let the fudge cool completely over a wire rack, then refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into small squares and serve.
  • STORAGE: Store the maple syrup fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks, or freeze it for up to 2 months.

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Author: Marie Asselin

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes


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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my. Before making this fudge, I’d never tasted anything like it. This is absolutely addicting! Creamy, flavorful and just so delicious. Thank you for our new favorite recipe!

  2. I was just looking for a fudge recipe to add to my Christmas sweets list. This recipe sounds delicious. It’s super easy to make too and the flavors are just yummy. Thanks. I’ll let you know how it turned out.

  3. 5 stars
    I have never made anything like this and you have convinced me that I should try this out! It looks super delicious, thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • It’s a deliciously classic holiday candy in so many households! The holidays simply wouldn’t be the same to me if there weren’t maple syrup fudge on the table 😍

  4. 5 stars
    What a delightful treat! The kind I like to make over the holidays with kids and family. We love maple syrup and this recipe is so easy to follow I’ll be making again and again.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, the color on your fudge is making my mouth water, and I can just smell that maple, this is great for the christmas season and I am sure will be devoured. Great tips on making fudge. Thanks for sharing!😋❤🙏👌🤗

    • One of the best things about making maple syrup fudge is that it makes your kitchen smell absolutely heavenly! But nothing beats biting into one of the actual pieces of fudge, of course 😍

  6. 5 stars
    If the holidays are around the corner, this is a must! We all love maple syrup, so maple syrup fudge of it will be loved even more! :D

  7. 5 stars
    I feel like maple gets way overlooked this time of year in favor of flavors like peppermint and eggnog. But it’s so wonderfully festive and perfect for holiday cookie plates because it’s different! Loved this fudge!

    • Maple is a holiday staple in Quebec, quite simply because our kitchens overflow with maple syrup! 😍 I can’t do the holidays without maple treats, and this fudge is my number 1 staple. Happy you loved it Amy!