10 Marvelous Maple Candy Recipes

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overhead view of squares of homemade Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge with walnuts
Photo: Allrecipes Magazine

The sap of the maple tree is one of nature's sweet treats. We know and love that divine flavor when it's added to a stack of flapjacks or baked goods, but maple's sugary glory also shines when it's turned into candy. With a little practice, the proper equipment, and these easy maple candy recipes, you'll become a maple candy pro in no time. Some of the recipes are made with maple syrup and some are made with pure maple extract; but either way, that unmistakable maple flavor will shine through. Scroll through to get recipes for maple fudge, maple brittle, maple pralines, and more.

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Maple Walnut Pralines

plate of Maple Walnut Pralines
Christina

This 6-ingredient maple walnut praline recipe takes only a 5-minute simmer, and after that it's all about the cooling. If you prefer your pralines on the firmer side, simply increase the temperature to a soft boil, at 235 degrees F. For best results, use a candy thermometer.

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Maple-Pecan Brittle

Maple-Pecan Brittle
Grandma C.

For a fun twist on peanut brittle, combine other fall foods like pure maple syrup and chopped pecans. This brittle gets some warmth from the maple and a slight buttery taste from the pecans.

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Maple Syrup Taffy

Maple Syrup Taffy
virgi

If you live up north and get a lot of snow in the winter, you're probably very familiar with this recipe. Also known as sugar on snow, this maple syrup taffy is a simple way to elevate a snow day. If you like, you can even make a pattern or design in the snow and use it as a mold.

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Maple Nut Brittle

Maple Nut Brittle
Matt Thomas

If you've never made brittle before, this simple maple nut brittle recipe is a great place to start. Once you've got the hang of it, try playing around with different fillings or make a larger batch to give away as gifts.

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Maple Sponge Candy

Maple Sponge Candy
Allrecipes

This crunchy candy has a sugar taste akin to melted marshmallows and can satisfy the most intense sweet tooth. It's incredibly easy to make, and only requires 4 pantry staple ingredients that you likely have on hand.

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Maple Fudge with Maple Syrup

Maple Fudge with Maple Syrup
Maple Fudge with Maple Syrup. TaniaT

This maple fudge recipe is simple and straightforward, and combination of maple syrup and dark brown sugar is a seriously sweet pairing. To enhance the flavor of the walnuts, toast them ahead of time.

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Peanut Butter Balls IV

Peanut Butter Balls IV

These peanut butter balls get a little *something* with the addition of maple extract. They're simple but so impressive they may become your next holiday tradition.

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Easy Microwave Maple Fudge

Easy Microwave Maple Fudge
Easy Microwave Maple Fudge | Photo by mis7up.

This homemade maple walnut fudge comes together in under 30 minutes — you only need to microwave it for 3 minutes, so the more time-consuming parts are prepping the ingredients and letting the fudge cool down. If you're considering ruling out the walnuts, don't do it (unless you're allergic to walnuts, of course) because the crunch is part of what makes this fudge so delectable.

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Pure Maple Candy

Pure Maple Candy
Chelsea

If you've got maple syrup, then you've got everything you need to make pure maple candy. "It's a treat almost like fudge," says recipe contributor Islandgirlchef. "Add anything you want like chopped nuts. Use small maple leaf molds or other pretty shapes."

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Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge

overhead view of squares of homemade Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge with walnuts
Allrecipes Magazine

"I had the privledge of trying this delicious fudge before it was published as 'Kitchen Approved' (CONGRATS, SHORECOOK!), and have made it MANY times since," says Allrecipes Allstar Christina. "Here was my review after my first time making it: AWESOME! I made this just now, and I literally could not wait for it to set up, lol. I was eating it out of the bowl...SO GOOD! It finally did make it into the pan and the fridge, so I'm now waiting (impatiently) for it to set up. If the warm fudge is any indication of what I'm in store for, I'd better make another batch quick!"

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