This maple fudge is pure indulgence for anyone who loves maple-flavored desserts. It’s made with only 3 ingredients, it’s perfectly soft, rich, and smooth.
You don’t need a lot of time and ingredients to make this easy maple fudge recipe. Most importantly, you don’t even need a candy thermometer: it’s that easy!
Table of Contents
- Only 3 ingredients. All you need is pecan butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil (another 3 ingredient favorite is our sugar-free fudge).
- Perfect texture and flavor. The fudge is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth! It has a subtle maple taste without being overpowering.
- Healthy. If you are looking for a healthy fudge recipe that doesn’t contain white sugar, brown sugar, or corn syrup, here you have it.
- Dairy-free. This fudge is made without any butter and milk. Like Turkish delight and coconut bars, It is completely vegan and dairy-free.
What I love about this recipe is just how fast it is! It’s the perfect treat to make if you have an event or gathering and need to bring a plate!
If you’ve made any of our healthy desserts before, you probably already have everything on hand. Here is what you’ll need:
- Pecan butter. Both homemade and store-bought pecan butter will work so long as it is sugar-free and have a smooth consistency.
- Maple syrup. It is important to use real maple syrup for this recipe. Pure maple syrup is what provides the rich maple flavor of the fudge and makes it a healthy treat.
- Coconut oil. Helps hold the fudge together at room temperature. You can also use unsalted butter.
Find the printable recipe with measurements below.
How to make maple syrup fudge
Step 1- Prep. Start by lining an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2- Mix. Add the pecan butter and the coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until fully melted. Stir in the maple syrup and mix well until fully combined.
Step 3- Chill. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate it for an hour or until the fudge firms up.
Recipe tips and variations
- Cut the fudge when it’s fully set. To get perfectly clean cuts, allow the fudge to be fully set before you cut it. Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge.
- Mix in some chopped nuts. Chopped pecans or walnuts (like a maple walnut fudge) will add texture to the fudge and enhance its nutty flavor.
- Sprinkle with sea salt. The sea salt helps create a salty, sweet perfection in each bite and takes the flavor of the maple fudge to the next level.
- Use almond butter. Pecan butter has a nuttier flavor than almond butter. If you enjoy the flavor of almond butter more, feel free to use it to make this. You can also try peanut butter.
- Make it nut-free. Swap out the pecan butter for tahini or sunflower seed butter.
- Add cinnamon. Cinnamon pairs well with both maple syrup and cashew butter. A pinch of cinnamon added to the fudge will make its flavor richer and warmer.
- Add vanilla extract. Adding vanilla extract to the fudge mixture is another easy way to enhance its flavor.
To store: Fudge is best stored in the refrigerator. Refrigerated in an airtight container, it will last for up to 3 weeks.
To freeze: You can also freeze maple fudge in a ziplock bag for 2 to 3 months.
Frequently asked questions
Maple fudge turns grainy due to the sugar crystals forming in it. This is due to the fudge being refrigerated before it reaches room temperature or from overmixing.
The secret to a perfect fudge is to not overheat the ingredients. Additionally, it is important to fully set the fudge before you try to cut it.
More no bake desserts to try
- No Bake oatmeal cookies– 3 ingredients and so easy to customize.
- Crunch bars– This is even better than the candy bar!
- Kit Kat bars– Oh my word, my family LOVES this!
- Chocolate coconut bars– 4 ingredient magic.
- Turkish delight– The most elegant and delicious dessert that is deceptively easy to make.
Pure Maple Fudge
- Line a small loaf pan or square cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your pecan butter with coconut oil. Stir through your pure maple syrup and mix until fully incorporated.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the lined pan and refrigerate for at least an hour, until firm.
- Once the fudge is set, use a sharp knife to slice into pieces.
Recipe originally published November 2016 but updated to include new information for your benefit.
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