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Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

"This recipe goes back about 40 years. My father loved anything with maple flavoring, so my mother tweaked a brownie recipe to suit his tastes. She would be so happy to know her recipe is still being made after all these years." –Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    about 13 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine milk and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Place the confectioners' sugar in a large bowl; add milk mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in the walnuts, maple flavoring and vanilla. Roll into 3/4-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt the chips, bittersweet chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor’s Note: Shape and freeze the balls of maple candy for up to 2 months if desired. Thaw candy before dipping into melted chocolate mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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