Maple Fudge Toffee Bars and Sweet Eileen’s

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Are these homemade Maple Fudge Toffee Bars candy or cookie bars?

Well that’s up to you to decide!  An easy no-bake recipe that has a delicious chocolaty toffee base, smothered in creamy maple fudge.  Want some?

This is a recipe you make on the top of the stove – no baking required!  We love no bake recipes, like our popular Nanaimo Bar Pie Recipe! 

maple fudge toffee bars stacked on a grey and white striped towel on a white weathered wood table top

I love this simple maple fudge recipe for so many reasons, but I think the biggest reason, besides the out of this world sweetness, is the fact that I can make it on top of the stove and that’s a keeper for trailer life.  If you’ve read my ABOUT page, you will know that my husband Mark and I love the RV life and spend a large part of the year at our trailer in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.

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In our family, we call this recipe Sweet Eileen’s, after my Mom, Eileen.  Mom was a sweetheart and loved to try out new recipes, just like I do!  I have a huge book full of recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines, some of them go back to the 1950’s.  I am so grateful to have such a legacy.

stack of chocolate toffee bar with Maple Fudge frosting

Mom’s favorite recipes were squares or cookie bars, including this special Maple Fudge Toffee Bar recipe.

The ingredients are probably in your pantry right now, and all you need is a 8″ square pan.

several maple fudge toffee bars scattered on a white and grey linen towel

Maple Fudge Toffee Bars

These no bake Maple Fudge Toffee Bars are just like fudge! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12
Author: Judy

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Fudge Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup real
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar

Instructions

BaseMix butter, cocoa, water, sugar and eggs in a saucepan

  • Bring to a boil over moderate heat
  • Boil for one minute
  • Removed from heat and add remaining ingredients and mix well
  • Press into an 8 X 8 pan (or 13 X 9 makes a shorter bar), cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate

Fudge Icing - Melt butter, brown sugar in sauce pan

  • Boil over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add Milk and Maple Syrup and bring to a boil
  • Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm
  • Stir in icing sugar
  • Frost the base
  • Refrigerate until set

Notes

These delicious bars are so sweet I cut them really small, like you would fudge. This recipe is great for hostess gifts, you can double the batch, and it will keep for 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
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A chewy chocolate toffee bar smothered in yummy Maple Fudge! An easy no-bake maple fudge recipe that will disappear right before your eyes! Guaranteed!

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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