Read all of the instructions before making this sauce and have all of the ingredients ready on hand!
In a non-stick small pot, add the water, powdered erythritol, and lakanto syrup. Put on medium heat and simmer until the water starts to boil. I use a gas burner, so my heat was definitely higher.
Add the butter and start whisking with a whisk, still on medium heat, for a good 6-10 minutes until the liquid starts to become brown. First the butter will bubble like crazy and after a good 5 minutes, it will stop bubbling. Then it will start to smoke and then within 1 minute, the butter will brown. The butter NEEDS TO BROWN, this is the "burning" process for caramel. If it doesn't brown, your caramel will not work, so keep on heating, even turn up the heat if you have to, until it starts to smoke and the burn/change colour. Once the color changes, turn off the heat immediately and pour the cream in.
Once your pour the cream in, the pot will bubble like crazy, just make sure you continue to stir. The caramel will be very light in colour. Sprinkle in the xanthan gum, and pour in the maple flavouring. Turn the heat back on to medium-high, and continue whisking vigorously for a good 1-3 minutes. The sauce will start to thicken even more and get more brown in colour.
Once the sauce is the desired thickness and colour, turn off the heat.
Pour the caramel into a baking pan lined with parchment paper and spread evenly. Place the pan into the fridge to cool for minimum 5 hours.
Once chilled, cut the caramel into 15 squares and they are ready to enjoy!!!
Keep the fudge in the fridge. It's good in the fridge for about 2 weeks, but they'll probably be gone before that!