Grandma Margs Maple Fudge

 

3/4 c butter

2 c brown sugar (I use 2 c organic cane sugar + 2 tbsp molasses)

1/2 c heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

3 c icing sugar

3/4 c chopped walnuts, preferably toasted (optional)

good salt

In a heavy bottom saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar, cook over med/low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cream, continue cooking and stirring occasionally until mixture boils. Boil for 1-1.5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, cool until lukewarm (you can put in a sink of cold water). You can beat by hand OR we like to dump this mix into a stand mixer, add vanilla and beat, then add icing sugar 1 cup at a time. Then beat vigorously for 2-3 min by hand or 1-2 minutes in mixer. It will have lightened in colour. Stir in nuts. Spread into 8″ square pan that is buttered or lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with some good salt. Chill, slice, enjoy!

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