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Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

 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 a runner up after all these years." –Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
156 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) 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. Yield: about 13 dozen.

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Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates (continued)

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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 candy equals 67 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.