I’m in full-on holiday mode. The tree is up, Christmas music is on, and I am creating all the holiday treats! You’re going to see multiple recipes from me this week, I’ve been busy in the kitchen!
First up, is this maple caramel fudge. Fudge is on almost every holiday treat platter, and I decided I wanted an AIP fudge this year that I can enjoy as well!
Why I love this recipe:
- Maple – I love anything maple, even maple brussel sprouts and butternut squash. On a recent visit to Costco I found maple flakes. The brand I bought is Decacer but these look similar. They taste like little bits of heaven…. but of course they are sa-weet! I do not recommend eating these with a spoon, save them for special treats, like this fudge and another recipe I have coming soon!
- Coconut fibre free – I tolerate some coconut fibre, however I need to watch that I don’t go overboard. When I can find a way to make something without coconut fibre —> winning! A lot of times when I make something coconut free, it involves tigernut flour. Tigernuts are not a nut, but a tuber, making them completely AIP compliant.
- Collagen – because lately I can’t seem to make a treat recipe without it – hah! I love using collagen protein in treats because not only will it help to balance your sugar levels within your body but it also helps to keep the amount of sugar lower in the treat itself. Collagen adds bulk to the recipe without changing the flavour, and it creates a great texture! My fave collagen is by Further Food! Remember to use coupon code AIP10 for 10% off!
- Reminds me of caramel chews – My Pepère used to always keep little caramel squares in his pocket and sneakily hand them to the kids when the parents weren’t watching. Straight out of the fridge, the texture of the fudge is more like a traditional fudge, but when it’s left out at room temperature, it becomes chewy like caramel. Ermahgerd SO good! These would be fantastic dipped in a chocolate coating like these tigernut balls.
- Quick and simple to make!
Yield: 8-10 servings
Maple Caramel Fudge (AIP/Paleo)
1 hour 15 minutes
1 hour 15 minutes
- Line a small pan or glass dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add maple flakes, coconut oil, water, and vanilla to a small saucepan.
- Heat over low to medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Once maple flakes dissolve, add tigernut flour and collagen and mix, mix, mix.
- Once mixture is combined and sticky like caramel, place on parchment lined pan.
- Place in fridge for one hour to set.
- Cut into small squares OR fold mixture over and mold into desired thickness/shape, cut into pieces.
- Store in fridge.
OMG that looks soooo good!!!
Thank you Sylvie! <3
Can you substitute pure Maple syrup for the maple flakes?
I have only tried the maple flakes. You may have to add a bit more collagen or tigernut flour if you use the syrup. Maple sugar should work fine though!
Hi there; I too, love everything maple! I’m Canadian and pure maple syrup is a staple in my pantry. Having said that, I don’t know what some of the ingredients are in this recipe.
1/3 cup maple flakes (? – can I use maple extract and maple syrup?)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup tigernut flour (I thought I knew all flours but this is a new one on me!)
1/3 cup collagen (?)
Can you please help me out so I can make this fudge?
Thanks very much!
Hi Deb! This recipe does use some ingredients you wouldn’t normally see in a regular grocery store. If you click on the ingredients in the recipe above it should link to where to find them. I found the maple flakes at Costco, but you could also order off Amazon. I’ m not sure if substituting with maple syrup would work out but maple sugar in place would be just fine. I’ve seen maple sugar at some grocery stores here in Canada. Since tigernuts are a tuber not a nut, tigernut flour is completely AIP and nut-free! I order mine off amazon.ca and well.ca. I talk about collagen and go through my fave brands here” Collagen is becoming alot more popular, I even saw some at my local grocery store recently!
Hope this helps Deb!
Hi! This looks sooooo yummy!! I have been looking for a fudge recipe. Do you have any idea on the nutrition / macros? Do you happen to know any methods to make it lower fat? Thank you so kindly!
Are you on the AIP diet? Why would you want lower fat?