Oh, how we love that sweet-flowing gold called maple syrup. It’s a surefire way of transforming a dish into something special, and we have the 10 dessert recipes to prove it!
It’s crazy to realize that such a delectable treat comes from the sugar sap of a tree. From there, the possibilities are truly limitless. Maple syrup (and we do mean the real McCoy) is a magical way to add just the right amount of sweetness to a dish.
Today, though, it’s all about that final course. These 10 maple-centric desserts will take your sweet tooth to a whole new level!
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Everywhere you go, there are great debates to be had about recipes and food in general. Some are about ingredients, while others are over texture and mouthfeel. Deciding what the perfect cookie is is a food fight that will likely rage on forever.
We all love a cookie with just the right outer crisp and an unforgettably soft, chewy center. Sound good? This cookie recipe delivers exactly that in a maple, brown-sugary package. The maple icing is the perfect finishing touch.
Get the Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction
There’s nothing like a rich truffle to fix that craving for something sweet after a savory meal. These creamy treats offer the perfect crunch factor, with little pieces of walnuts intermingled in each bite.
The best part is that these treats are made with pure maple syrup plus a few other ingredients that work beautifully together. Be sure to grab a glass of milk or water—these little guys pack a rich punch.
Get the Recipe: The Baking Chocolatess
Indulge in these dreamy maple fudge squares made with all the right ingredients—butter, heavy cream, maple syrup, and walnuts. Each bite-sized square offers the old-fashioned texture of fudge with a marvelous maple twist.
Be sure to check out the tips for testing maple fudge temperature—to achieve perfect results, a little science is required. The author also includes great tricks for getting the exact texture you want, so be sure to read carefully.
Get the Recipe: Frugal Mom Eh
While bite-sized delights are oh-so-yummy, they might not get the job done. If you’d rather swoon over a giant slice of moist chocolate cake covered in maple buttercream, we have the right recipe for you!
The extreme maple flavor is born with a perfect combination of pure maple syrup and maple syrup extract. Be sure to follow the helpful instructions for making a crumb coat and working with semi-frozen cake layers. These tried-and-true tricks will help you achieve beautiful (crumbless) results.
Get the Recipe: I Am Baker
Buttery cinnamon rolls are the best way to enjoy a lazy weekend. Make a quick yeast dough, then roll it out before spreading the cinnamon sugary goodness. After slicing and baking, you’ll smear on that decadent maple frosting that’ll melt perfectly into each swirly cinnamon crease.
Maple in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day off just right, and these cinnamon rolls are an excellent way to do just that. Otherwise, enjoy these late at night as a comforting treat, with a hot cup of tea and a good book.
Get the Recipe: I Heart Eating
Treat yourself to a tasty snack whenever you need that sweet fix with these maple candied pecans. They only require five ingredients and taste great on spring salads. The kids will love them, too!
We really love this sweet treat because it’s gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened, so there’s no need to add any extra granulated sugar. They store well for up to two weeks, so you can enjoy them over time.
Get the Recipe: Gimme Some Oven
If you’ve ever dreamed of a perfect cross between pecan pie and chocolate chip cookie bars, we’ve found it. Half Baked Harvest has done it again! This time, you get soft, nutty bars featuring maple flavors and melted morsels of chocolate in each bite.
These were created as a fun fall treat, but let’s be serious, there’s no wrong time to enjoy these delicious treats.
Get the Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Canada has more to offer than poutine. For example, the glorious Maple Syrup Pie also originated there.
It’s like enjoying a big maple-flavored pecan pie, sans nuts, or a giant maple-flavored, custard-like dessert in pie dough. Either way, it’s an absolute must-try, especially for anyone with a major sweet tooth.
Get the Recipe: Ricardo Cuisine
Maple and spice really taste nice when paired together, and these sweet and spicy crème brûlée desserts are proof of that.
The warm, cinnamon notes combined with the sweet maple syrup create a lovely little treat. Make these for your next romantic night—or just because!
Get the Recipe: Little Sweet Baker
We couldn’t possibly leave a maple-infused cheesecake off our list of favorites! For this recipe, you create a quick scratch crust using walnuts or pecans, brown sugar, and graham crackers.
The rich cake calls for (you guessed it) dark amber maple syrup, cream cheese, eggs, and a few other classic ingredients. Does this one scream delicious, or what?
Get the Recipe: The Spruce Eats
We all have that one sweet treat we love the most. For some, that might be peanut butter cookies, while others may adore nothing more than a rich square of chocolate fudge. For us, though, it’s maple-flavored anything! If you share our obsession, you’ll love working your way through this delectable list of recipes.