A good recipe for Vermont maple fudge featured on Cooks.com consists of maple syrup, chopped walnuts and vanilla, among other ingredients. The key ingredient is Vermont maple syrup, which distinguishes the dish from other types of fudge.
To make Vermont maple fudge, you need 2 cups of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. You also need 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup of either light cream or dairy half and half. Once you have all of the ingredients, combine the maple syrup, corn syrup and cream in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Next, place the pan over low heat, and stir the mixture until it begins to boil.
Continue this process until the mixture reaches 236 degrees, then remove the mixture from the heat without stirring or beating it and let it cool to 110 degrees. Next, beat the candy with an electric mixture on low speed until it thickens. Stir in the vanilla and nuts, then pour the fudge into an 8-inch by 4-inch pan, and wait until it sufficiently cools. At this point, you should have approximately 1 pound of fudge to cut into pieces and serve. The fudge is enough for approximately 20 pieces.