I developed it from a recipe for Mexican candy. I don’t know where it came from. I love it, and when I send it to my husband’s office, his employees gobble it up and ask for me to make it again.
Toast the walnuts in the microwave or oven. Mix the milk, sugar and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook on high 2 minutes. Stir well. Repeat twice (total 6 minutes). Cook for one additional minute. Should be cooked to soft ball stage. Beat vigorously with wooden spoon for 5-6 minutes or until stiff. Add maple flavoring and walnuts, stir well to mix. Pour into an 8-inch square glass dish, and smooth out with a spatula (grease it slightly with butter to avoid sticking). Cool. Top should be dry to touch. Turn out on cutting board, wax paper or marble slab so that botton is on top, and leave until top is dry to touch. Cut in squares or scoop by ½ teaspoons and place in candy cups. May also be cooled faster by placing in refrigerator.