About this time every year I start craving maple chocolate candy. Maple creams go hand-in-hand with Fall for me. I came up with this super simple recipe to fill my craving:
Take one stick of softened (not melted) butter
And cream it with 2 cups powdered sugar
It should look like this when you are done
Add two teaspoons of imitation maple flavoring
Blend until creamy, but thick
Roll into small balls
For the coating, chocolate-flavored candy coating tends to work best. You can use regular chocolate chips, but it is harder to get them to set up if you don’t temper it. That’s just too much trouble for me 😉
I used about 6 blocks (1/2 pack)
I find it easier to melt in the microwave…OK actually, I started off melting it on the stove and ruined some of it. It got too grainy to use.
Dip the balls of maple cream into the chocolate and let some of the excess chocolate drip off. Chopsticks work really well for this
Let them set up on a cookie sheet lined in foil or wax paper. You can put them in the freezer if you are
impatient and want to gobble as many down as possible before your husband and kids notice in a hurry.
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Those look sooooo good!!! Do you think the recipe would work with margarine – I get ill from the taste and smell of butter – I know, weird, huh?I'm always looking for new dessert/candy recipes to serve a crowd. Our Bible study group meets here at my house and I hate to serve the same treats over and over.
Thanks Marla! I don't see why it wouldn't work with margarine. I would try something like Smart Balance (not the olive oil kind). My Mom and I ran a successful bakery for a few years and we used Smart Balance for some of our recipes and they turned out great. Maybe cut the recipe in half and test it…let me know if it works, I'm curious now too!Also, I think you could substitute other flavorings for the maple. I was going to try orange flavoring next. 🙂
Glad to hear you have some problems with melting the chocolate. I just can't seem to ever get it the right consistency for dipping!
I have GOT to give these yummy delights a try! I am sooo glad you shared them at my Fabulous Friday Finds party…they're fab for sure! Thank you girly, and have a wonderful weekend!Hugs,Terrell @ FFD
Wow these look so yummy I came over and thought your blog name was Hedgehog Home- A friend just sent me the most adorable pictures of a baby Hedgehog and I think I am seeing Hedgehogs in everything now!!!bee blessedmary