Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates Recipe
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Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates Recipe

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"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:156 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 156 servings


  • 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 (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  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 3/4-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. 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.
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.
Originally published as Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p99

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"I have used this recipe for many years. However besides the maple nut, which is my favorite, you can use any desired flavoring. I usually divide the basic candy without any flavoring and then add desired flavoring to each batch, such as........ almond flavoring and chopped maraschino cherries in one..... almond or coconut flavoring and shredded coconut in another batch....seedless raspberry preserves and raspberry flavoring, adding a bit more of powdered sugar if necessary . Can also use some peanut butter instead of butter if making another batch. If you like chocolate cream add some melted chocolate and vanilla flavoring in another batch."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"I had to add more powdered sugar to get the candy to the right consistency. These had a good flavor, but were not great. Also, as with all dipped candies, they took a long time to make (at least for me.)"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"This is one of the best candy recipes I have ever made. It is so yummy. I will have to share this recipe with my friends and family."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"So glad I cut this recipe in half. Definitely have to let the maple filling cool in order to get the balls to form. I had to increase the maple flavoring by another teaspoon and I still don't think it was strong enough. I was hoping they would be more firm/dense. They stayed pretty soft. These were easy enough to do, but nothing over the top."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011


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