Maple Cashew Goodies

Maple Cashew Goodies

A maple filling is coated in milk chocolate and cashews for a sweet treat to satisfy any sweet tooth.

45 min.prep time 2:45total time
36 candies
151 Rating

Ingredients

36 mini foil or paper baking cups
1/4 cup marshmallow crème
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups real semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted cashews

Directions

Place baking cups onto large baking sheet; set aside.

Combine marshmallow crème and butter in bowl. Microwave, stirring once, 30-45 seconds or until melted. Stir in maple flavoring until well mixed. Stir in powdered sugar until well mixed. Place mixture onto waxed paper; knead by hand until smooth dough forms.

Shape dough into 36 (about 1/2-inch) balls. Place onto waxed paper.

Combine chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2-2 minutes or until melted and smooth.

Place 1 ball on small spoon; dip into chocolate mixture. Place coated ball into each paper cup. Repeat with remaining balls.

Stir chopped cashews into remaining chocolate in bowl. Spoon about 1 rounded teaspoon cashew mixture over each ball, covering entire ball. Let stand 2 hours or until chocolate is set.

Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid at room temperature up to 5 days.

Variation:
Maple Drop Clusters. Omit paper cups. Prepare candies as directed. Drop 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture onto waxed paper; top with maple ball. Spoon 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture over each ball.

Recipe Tip

When melting chocolate, be sure bowl and spoons are clean and dry.

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13843©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are da bomb! Makes me think they were made by Sees Candy. Actually, I think I will try them with peanuts next time. Then they will remind me of Bun maple candy bars.

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