Maple-Walnut Fudge

Maple-Walnut Fudge

Yield: 64 pieces (about 1 pound)

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups light brown sugar
5 ounces evaporated milk
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon maple flavoring
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:

1. Butter an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper or foil, and butter that; set aside.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Slice the fudge into 1-inch squares and serve. (Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.)

Note: You can find the maple flavoring in the baking aisle where the vanilla extracts are.

(Recipe adapted from Tummy Treasure)