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I make this fudge at Christmas time and give it to neighbors and friends in holiday tins. It is very sweet! When I was a little girl, my parents used to take us to Mexican restaurant called Monterey House, and under the chips they would put a candy that tasted similar to this fudge. My sister and I didn't like Mexican when we were little, but we loved the candy! I'm not sure about the prep-time, so don't hold me to it.
- Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
- In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine maple syrup, sugar, half& half, and corn syrup.
- Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring jut until ingredients are combined.
- Cook maple mixture, without stirring, to 236F on a candy thermometer (softball stage).
- Remove fudge mixture from heat; stir in butter and beat with an electric mixer until candy is lighter in color and just starts to feel thick.
- Fold nuts into fudge and pour into a greased pan.
- Cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
- Remove fudge from pan and break into pieces or cut into 36 squares.