2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates


1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, cubed 4 cups (24 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips – good quality
7-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 oz. milk chocolate, chopped – good quality
2 cups chopped walnuts 2 tsp. shortening
2 -1/4 tsp. maple flavoring


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 an hour.

In a microwave, melt the chips, milk 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. Yields about 13 dozen.

Note: Shape and freeze the balls of maple candy for up to 2 months if desired. Thaw candy before dipping into melted chocolate mixture.

Donna LaMar

I love all things maple! This candy tops the list.