I had never made fudge before, and anything maple is a favorite, so when I found this I decided to give it a go. I followed the recipe, and everything was going well until it was time to add the maple extract. I did the recommended 1 tsp, and tasted of nothing except white chocolate. I decided to add some real maple syrup. I used Grade B, which is darker in color and has a stronger maple flavor. I just kept adding both syrup and extract until I could really taste the maple. In all, I added 3 teaspoons of extract and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I think the syrup really helped to smooth out the fudge and enhanced the color. Next time, I'll just start with 3 teaspoons of extract and the syrup, and add less walnuts. I'm thinking 1 cup will be just fine. Ultimately, with my additions, it tasted amazing (like maple walnut ice cream, but in fudge form); but, using the original recipe, you're making white chocolate walnut fudge.
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I had never made fudge before, and anything maple is a favorite, so when I found this I...