Fudge is one of the easiest homemade desserts to make. There are loads of fudge flavor variations too, so there’s a fudge for everyone. Come on. You know you want to make some homemade fudge.
My family always makes fudge for the holidays. We prefer the marshmallow cream fudge variations, because they are quick and easy to make, taste super creamy, and there are all kinds of combinations that give the basic recipe a new twist from batch to batch.
One of the best fudge flavors we’ve tried is maple/walnut. It sounds a little odd to combine these two distinct flavors in a single candy, but the result is a rich taste treat that gets rave reviews from family and friends.
- Put the milk, sugar, salt and butter in a large sauce pan (4 quart size works). Mix the ingredients and then turn heat to medium high until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir often while waiting.
- Once fudge mixture comes to a boil, stir constantly. You want the mixture to be boiling the entire time. Cook until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. This is usually about 5 minutes, so you can time it out if you want.
- Remove from heat and let cool a while (5 minutes or so). Then stir in maple and mix well. Add marshmallow cream and nuts. Stir well until the real glossy look is gone.
- Immediately spread in 12 x 9 or 12 x 7.5 pan coated lightly with Pam spray.
- Wait until the fudge is set (hardened up) to cut.
- Store in an airtight container.