Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates
Recipe type: dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 150
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) HERSHEY’®S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  1. 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 ¾-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. Yield: about 13 dozen.
It is easiest if let the maple mixture cool before rolling into balls - best to refrigerate. Do not over microwave the chocolate. Stir it every 40 seconds or so - otherwise will get stiff. I made these for the 1st time @ Christmas 2010. I try to make a new candy recipe every year & this was the one for 2010! I will be adding it to my list to make every year!


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