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If you’ve been following along, several bloggers have gathered together to hold an awesome carnival: Whole Foods for the Holidays.  We’ve already seen main dishes, veggies, soups, salads, breads, and lots more!  And now…it’s time for dessert!  First, if you’ve missed the earlier weeks, you can see them here:

With all that great food, I’m ready for dessert, and I hope you are too!

I have an excellent fudge recipe to share with you today.  I hope you love it!

Chocolate Walnut Fudge


  • 3/4 c. grade B maple syrup
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped


Mix maple syrup and chocolate together in a medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring until chocolate is completely melted and mixture boils.  Continue to stir constantly until mixture thickens slightly.  Remove from heat, add vanilla, butter, and walnuts.  Stir until combined.  Pour into an 8×8 buttered pan and place in the freezer.  After 1 hour, remove and cut into squares.  Return to the freezer.  Makes about 25 pieces.

This fudge melts very easily because of all the butter in it, so keep it frozen unless you’re serving it!

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Thanks everyone!  I’m looking forward to tons of great holiday dessert recipes!

If you don’t have a blog, what’s your favorite holiday dessert?

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Kate is wife to Ben and mommy to Bekah (6.5), Daniel (5), Jacob (3), and Nathan (1.5). She is passionate about God, health, and food. She has written 7 cookbooks and a popular book entitled A Practical Guide to Children's Health. She also recently released Healing With God's Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies, which teaches people to use natural remedies to keep their families healthy. When she's not blogging, she's in the kitchen, sewing, or homeschooling her children.

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  1. This is such a GREAT idea!!! My favorite holiday desserts are peach cobbler, pumpkin pie, and pretzel salad! Now I just need to know how to make healthy versions of all of them. lol…I usually make peanut butter fudge for a cookie/candy swap that I have every year. I'll have to try your recipe!


  2. I LOVE the idea of using maple syrup! I love, love, love fudge and can't wait to try this version without refined white sugar!


  3. Thanks for this! I was wondering if I'd ever find a fudge recipe w/o unhealthy ingredients!


  4. Do you think this recipe would work with stevia?


  5. Can’t wait to try this. I had given up making fudge because the recipe I had used chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff. Not something I’m wanting to put on me any longer!


  6. We are dairy free here now… I wonder if I could make this with coconut oil (definitely have to freeze it though since coconut oil is even meltier than butter!!)


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