A maple filling is coated in milk chocolate and cashews for a sweet treat to satisfy any sweet tooth.
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1/4 cup marshmallow crème
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted cashews
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.
When melting chocolate, be sure bowl and spoons are clean and dry.
Sweets for your sweetheart are even better when you make them at home. Make a single batch or a sampler of truffles, fudge, caramels and even buttercreams.