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Pecan Pie Truffles

Chocolate covered Pecan Pie Truffles are a yummy, sweet treat to make for family or gift-giving during the holidays! I find it hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner once again! Time to start making Christmas goodies for family, friends and neighbors!Pecan Pie Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks! Chocolate covered Pecan Pie Truffles are a yummy, sweet dessert treat for family or gift-giving during the holidays!

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is one I found on Pinterest. I immediately thought of making these for Christmas to put out on a goodie tray, but you know what? These would also be yummy as part of a dessert table at a Thanksgiving feast! They’re delicious, and look like they took a lot more time than they really do to make.  Here’s how to make them:

Chopped pecans are placed on a baking sheet (sprayed with a non-stick spray), then baked for 5 minutes (to lightly toast them).

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Place toasted pecans (reserve 1/4 cup for garnish later!), graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add maple syrup, corn syrup and vanilla extract to bowl. Stir well to thoroughly combine ingredients. Refrigerate this mixture for 15 minutes.

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Remove pecan filling from refrigerator. Shape mixture into balls about 1″ wide, by rolling mixture between hands. Place each pecan ball onto a 9×13 parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in refrigerator and chill the pecan balls for 30 minutes.

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*NOTE: If using melting chocolate, prepare according to package directions.  If using chocolate chips and shortening (which is what I did), melt chocolate and shortening in microwave by heating on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 30 seconds on high. Stir until mixture becomes smooth. If necessary, heat for an additional 15 seconds, but be careful not to burn chocolate.

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Dip each pecan ball into the melted chocolate. I use a fork to hold the ball while I dip, and if necessary a spoon to gently pour additional chocolate over truffle.  When they are fully covered with chocolate, place each truffle onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Note:  After every 3-4 truffles are dipped, sprinkle tops with reserved pecan pieces (you want to sprinkle them with pecans BEFORE the chocolate hardens!). Repeat process until all are coated.

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Let chocolate harden by placing truffles in refrigerator.  Once the chocolate is firm, they are ready to serve!  Enjoy the pecan pie filling taste in these delicious truffles! If you’re feeling generous, make up a little plate of goodies for a friend or neighbor… and spread the joy of the season!

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Hope you will consider making these little treats. I am making them for giving as Christmas treats, but they would be perfect to take to a Thanksgiving meal, as well.  They are not hard at all to make, and I believe you will really enjoy them! Have a great day!

Recipe Source:  Julie, at http://glitterandgoulash.com/pecan-pie-truffles/

Pecan Pie Truffles
 
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Serves: approx. 30
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups toasted pecans, finely chopped (divided)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 16 oz. melting chocolate OR 12 ounces semi-sweet choc. chips + 2 heaping Tbl. shortening
Directions
  1. Spread the chopped pecans on a baking sheet (sprayed with a non-stick spray), then bake for 5 minutes at 350° (to lightly toast them). When done, measure out ¼ cup; set aside and reserve for garnish.
  2. Place remaining pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add maple syrup, corn syrup and vanilla extract. Stir well to fully mix ingredients.Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pecan filling from refrigerator. Shape mixture into balls about 1" wide, by rolling mixture between hands. Place each pecan ball onto a 9x13 parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in refrigerator and chill the pecan balls for 30 minutes.
  4. Once pecan balls have chilled, prepare the dipping chocolate. *NOTE: If using melting chocolate, prepare according to package directions. If using chocolate chips and shortening, melt chocolate and shortening in microwave by heating on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat another 30 seconds on high. Stir until mixture becomes smooth. If necessary, heat for an additional 15 seconds, but be careful not to burn chocolate.
  5. Dip each pecan ball into the melted chocolate (I use a fork to hold the ball while I dip, and if necessary, a spoon to gently pour additional chocolate over truffle). When they are fully covered with chocolate, place truffle onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Note: After every 3-4 truffles are dipped, sprinkle tops with reserved pecan pieces (you want to sprinkle them with pecans BEFORE the chocolate hardens!). Repeat process until all are coated. Let chocolate harden by placing truffles in refrigerator. Once the chocolate is firm, they are ready to serve!

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Pecan Pie Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks! Chocolate covered Pecan Pie Truffles are a yummy, sweet dessert treat for family or gift-giving during the holidays!

Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles

This morning I am posting a recipe for Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles that I made for a bacon-themed dinner we enjoyed with dear friends a couple months ago. They’re sooo good!Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
This was an extremely hard post to write, because I began to write this post over a week ago, but then tragedy struck. The host for that dinner (my husband’s best friend) passed away very suddenly this past weekend, and we have been in shock ever since, grieving his loss. He and his wife were two of our very best friends so we grieve for her, as well. Our comfort comes because our dear friend Richard believed in and knew Jesus, so we know this is a “temporary” loss, because we trust in God’s Word that we will see him again in heaven. How we long for that great reunion!

Richard… this one’s in your honor today, as I know you tried these truffles the last time we shared a meal together. We loved you… with all our hearts, and miss you terribly already.

Soooo… *takes a deep breath** … Here’s how to make these really delicious truffles, (which I adapted from my recipe for Maple Cream Bon Bons) for our Bacon Themed dinner. I figured bacon makes everything better, so that was my inspiration. Here’s what I did:

First, cook 6-7 slices of bacon until VERY crisp.

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When bacon is crisp, drain, cool, then crumble or chop it up into very small pieces. Set aside a small amount to be used for garnishing the finished truffles later.

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Place the butter, powdered sugar and ,maple flavoring in a large bowl or base of electric stand mixer..

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Using an electric mixer, cream these ingredients until fully combined and creamy.

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Add chopped pecans and most of the bacon crumbles (set some of the bacon crumbles aside for garnishing truffles later). Mix well until combined. Refrigerate mixture for a while to let it chill and firm up.

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Once mixture is chilled, shape the mixture into 1″ balls, by rolling them between your hands. Place dough balls onto a wax paper covered cooking sheet, then place them into freezer for 1/2 an hour to firm up again. Remove truffles from freezer and carefully dip each one into the melted chocolate/butterscotch coating. My picture turned out blurry (sorry), but I use a toothpick inserted into truffle to dip into the chocolate, and a spoon to help cover each one.

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Dip each truffle completely in chocolate, then place onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Use another toothpick to help pull the first toothpick out of the truffle. See the little holes on top of the chocolate covered truffles? Repeat until all truffles are coated.

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Spoon a little melted chocolate over the hole created by the toothpick to cover it up. Then sprinkle a few bacon crumbles over the top to garnish.

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Let the finished truffles sit for a while (at least half an hour), to allow the chocolate to firm up, then place them into little candy sized paper wrappers, as shown. Keep truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

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Here’s an inside view… they are at their very best served chilled!

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Hope you enjoy them. The maple, pecans, bacon, chocolate and butterscotch flavors make this an INCREDIBLY delicious truffle, and they really aren’t that hard to make, either!

God Bless You. Have a great day. Hold your family and friends close. Let them KNOW you love and care for them. Life IS short.

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Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles
 
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Maple, Bacon, Pecans, Chocolate and Butterscotch all combine in a delicious truffle!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-5 dozen
Ingredients
For Truffles:
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes)
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple flavoring
  • 1½ cups pecans, chopped (may substitute walnuts)
  • 6-7 slices bacon, cooked crisp, and crumbled (reserve some to garnish finished truffles)
For Truffle Coating:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
Directions
  1. Cook bacon slices until very crisp. Drain, then crumble or chop into small pieces once cooled. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, powdered sugar, and maple flavoring until smooth.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans and most of the bacon crumbles (remember to save some for garnishing the finished truffles!)
  4. Place bowl in refrigerator for half an hour to let it firm up a bit.
  5. When chilled, shape the dough into 1 inch balls, by rolling the dough between your hands (yes, it might be a bit messy...) Place the dough balls onto a wax paper or foil lined baking sheet and place into freezer for about half an hour or so. (You want the dough to be very chilled before dipping in chocolate).
  6. While dough is in freezer, make the chocolate/butterscotch coating. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips (30 seconds on HIGH. Stir. 30 seconds on HIGH. Stir again. Watch carefully so that you don't burn the chocolate. At this point the chips should be melted and smooth after stirring the second time; if not, microwave an additional 15 seconds, then stir again.
  7. Dip dough balls into coating mixture one at a time (I insert a toothpick into the dough ball, dip, cover with coating then remove, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. You may find it helpful to use a spoon to help coating the truffle. Place each coated truffle onto wax paper or foil-lined baking sheets. Remove the toothpick after each one, and re-use on the next truffle.
  8. When all have been coated, hide the toothpick hole with a small bit of chocolate coating, then sprinkle (while it is still wet) with a few bacon crumbles for garnish.
  9. Let truffles sit until chocolate firms up. Place each truffle in a candy paper wrapper, if desired. Store in a covered container in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened and is ready to serve. These truffles are at their best when completely chilled.

 

 

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

Do you enjoy Christmas goodies?  Some of my favorite Christmas goodies to make are Chocolate Orange Truffles. Creamy orange flavored chocolate centers, covered with more chocolate… oh my goodness! They taste wonderful, and are perfect for gift giving!Chocolate Orange Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks! Chocolate Orange Truffles are delicious treats to enjoy during the holidays! Creamy orange flavored chocolate centers, dipped in chocolate to cover. YUM!
Rich, creamy, chocolate truffles infused with just the right amount of orange flavor…YUM… what a taste treat!

I’ve been making these for as long as I can remember. I don’t even remember where I found the recipe from. I copied it down on a 3×5 card many, many years ago and have been making these for family and friends ever since!

I’ve made them with semi-sweet chocolate topping with only orange zest for a garnish…

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I’ve dipped them in white chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate drizzled on top…

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And I’ve dipped them in semi-sweet chocolate and garnished with white chocolate drizzle (my personal favorite way to make them)! Trust me… any way you make them, they are delicious!

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Don’t let the Prep Time scare you away from making these… most of the prep time is not active prep time… it’s just letting the truffles cool off in the refrigerator before dipping them in melted chocolate coating! Go wrap presents or put Aunt Edna’s fruitcake by the front door to use as a doorstop… whatever YOU like to do with some “hurry up and wait” time!

The pairing of chocolate and orange remains one of my top flavor combos… it’s so GOOD! These truffles are easy to make (really… trust me!), and are a delicious and pretty treat on a gift of homemade goodies to bless friends and family with. They are absolutely delicious, and I think you will LOVE them!

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Chocolate-Orange Truffles
 
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Rich and creamy, these delicious chocolate and orange truffles are sure to delight friends and family!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
For Truffles:
  • ½ cube butter
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons orange liqueur (I use liqueur, but orange juice may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel (I use a zester for smaller pieces)
For coating the truffles:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips (for drizzling over the truffles... this is optional)
  • Additional orange peel zest (for sprinkling on top of truffles... this is optional)
Directions
  1. To make the truffles: Bring the butter and the cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Immediately add the chocolate chips, orange liqueur, and grated orange peel. Stir well until mixture is completely smooth.
  2. Place saucepan in refrigerator and chill chocolate mixture for 2 hours. When totally chilled, remove pan from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon (mixture will be semi-hard by now), remove chocolate and shape into ¾ inch balls by rolling the mixture between your hands. Your hands will get a bit messy...don't worry about it! Place chocolate ball onto aluminum foil or wax paper covered baking sheet once formed. Once you have the chocolate balls (approx. 24) formed, place baking sheet back into the fridge for 30 minutes to re-harden the chocolate. When chocolate has firmed up again, make the chocolate coating.
  3. To make the chocolate coating: Place 1 cup chocolate chips and the vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove. Stir. Put back in microwave and repeat for 30 seconds. Remove. Stir. The mixture should be smooth after stirring, but if it still has some lumps, place back into microwave for 15 seconds. Remove and stir. Do not overcook the chocolate chips or they will burn.
  4. Remove truffles from refrigerator, and one at a time, place them into the warm chocolate. You may use two forks to hold the truffle. I like to use a toothpick stuck down into the middle of the truffle to coat them. Once coated, let excess drip off back into chocolate, then place onto foil to dry. Carefully remove toothpick, cover hole with a bit of chocolate, to cover, and continue coating the rest of the truffles in the same way, until done.
  5. Allow chocolate coating to harden, then if you want, drizzle some melted white chocolate over the top of each truffle to pretty them up. Garnish with a tiny bit of orange zest onto the white chocolate before it firms up. Once chocolate toppings have hardened, place truffles into individual decorative paper wrappers, then place into a sealed container.
  6. Keep truffles refrigerated. Enjoy!
Notes
Most of the prep time listed is not active "cooking time"... it's just letting the chocolate truffles cool off in the refrigerator before finishing them off with the coating.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Chocolate-Orange Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks! Chocolate Orange Truffles are delicious treats to enjoy during the holidays! Creamy orange flavored chocolate centers, dipped in chocolate to cover. YUM!

 

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons

The quick and easy recipe for Peanut Butter Bon Bons (truffles) is one of our family’s favorites!  They are a tradition in our home over the Holidays!Peanut Butter Bon Bons / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

These simple bon bons (or truffles) are one of the chocolate dipped treats I make at Christmas time for family and friends. These tasty, chocolate dipped peanut butter treats (whatever you want to call them) are creamy, rich and decadent…and with only having 5 ingredients and being so easy to make…what’s not to love? I’ve been making these for years and years…don’t even know where I got the original recipe (it’s written out on an old, stained 3×5 index card – aren’t all the GOOD ones like that?).
I hope you will give them a try…I may may them at Christmas time, but I think you will find them wonderfully delicious any time of the year!

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Recipe Source: Unknown…handed down recipe

Peanut Butter Bon Bons
 
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Creamy and delicious, these peanut butter bon bons coated with chocolate are sure to please!
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 2-3 dozen
Ingredients
For bon bons:
  • 1½ cubes butter (or margarine-whatever floats your boat!)
  • 18 oz. creamy peanut butter (small jar)
  • 1 box powdered sugar (confectioner's)
For chocolate coating:
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
Directions
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed and creamy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar; mix until smooth. Mixture will be thick.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop out mixture and roll/shape into (approx.) 1 inch balls between your (clean) hands.
  4. Place rolled bon bons onto a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Store in refrigerator to chill for at least a couple of hours (no need to cover).
  5. Right before the bon bons are done "chilling", prepare the chocolate coating mixture to dip them in: Place the chocolate chips and the vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove. Stir chocolate and shortening. Place back in microwave and microwave for 30 additional seconds. Remove and stir. (You do it this way to prevent the chocolate from burning). By now the chocolate and shortening should be completely melted and smooth. If not (some microwave temps vary), put it back in for 15 seconds and stir. Remove from microwave. *Tip: If the chocolate is still too thick for dipping, just add a tiny bit more shortening and microwave for a few seconds.* (If you prefer, you can also prepare the chocolate and shortening in a double-boiler...again...whatever works for you).
  6. Remove bon bons from refrigerator and dip each one completely in the melted chocolate. I use a toothpick inserted into the bon bons to dip into the chocolate. Then I remove the toothpick and fill in the small hole on top of the bon bon with additional chocolate.
  7. As each bon bon is dipped, place on wax or parchment paper to allow the chocolate time to "harden".
  8. When done, place each bon bon in a small paper candy holder (see photo above), and refrigerate! That's it! Enjoy...the recipe makes several dozen of these...enough to share!
Notes
Original Recipe Source: unknown. Handed down years and years ago.

 

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Mocha Truffles

I LOVE to make truffles for our family and friends to enjoy any old time of the year. One of my “traditions” is to make Mocha Truffles each year at Christmas time, along with a couple other kinds of truffles.Mocha Truffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I found this amazingly simple truffle recipe in one of my old “Taste of Home” magazines almost 20 years ago. They taste wonderful, and are surprisingly easy to make. I’ve made them countless times over the years and they always are a big hit!

The decadent chocolate and coffee flavor combination is the reason I have made them so many times (I LOVE mocha…yum!) . So good…so creamy… sigh. If only they were calorie-free.

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I hope you will give these a try. They are great ANY time of the year, and are a wonderful gift to give a friend or colleague. Trust me…
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Recipe Source: Stacy Abell, Taste of Home Magazine, Dec./Jan. 1995 issue, pg. 25

Mocha Truffles
 
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Creamy mocha truffles...perfect for a sweet indulgence or gift-giving!
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 packages (12 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate confectionery coating *(see note at end of recipe)
  • White confectionery coating for decorative "drizzle"(Optional)
Directions
  1. To make the truffles: Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl (or in a double boiler).
  2. Add the cream cheese, coffee granules and water to the chocolate and mix very well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until chocolate is firm enough to shape.
  3. Shape the chilled chocolate mixture into 1 inch balls (Scoop chocolate out of bowl with spoon; use your hands to roll them-yes...it is a bit messy, but fun!). Place the chocolate balls onto a wax paper lined baking sheet, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until very firm.
  4. To make the chocolate coating: Melt the chocolate confectionery coating in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler. Dip the truffles, one at a time in the chocolate to completely cover and then place covered truffle on waxed paper to let the chocolate harden. *I usually use a toothpick inserted into the chocolate ball to dip them. When dipped, I remove the toothpick and cover the hole where the toothpick was with additional chocolate. Once finished dipping and "drizzling" the truffles, let harden on waxed paper. Once hardened, I love to place them in individual mini-candy papers for a festive look! Keep the finished truffles refrigerated!
  5. **If desired, you can melt the white confectionery coating to decoratively "drizzle" over the truffles, or you can drizzle additional chocolate coating or sprinkles.
Notes
**The creator of this recipe says that these truffles may be frozen for several months BEFORE dipping in chocolate. Thaw un-dipped truffles in the refrigerator before dipping. (I've never tried this, so cannot attest to the quality of this method, however).
**Chocolate or white confectionery coating can be found in the baking section of most grocery stores. Sometimes it is called "almond bark" or "candy coating". If you can't find it, a great substitute would be 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, plus 1 TBSP shortening, melted together (can double this amount). (I have done this...works like a charm!)

Recipe Source: Stacy Abell, Taste of Home Magazine, Dec./Jan. 1995 issue, pg. 25

 

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Maple Cream Bon Bons

Every year during the holidays, I pick a couple of new recipes to make (especially chocolate covered truffles or bon bons!), to add to our family’s “tried and true” traditional Christmas treats. One of this year’s new recipes is Maple Cream Bon Bons. AMAZING!Maple Cream Bon Bons / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I enjoy making a variety of “homemade Christmas goodies”, which I LOVE to give to my friends and neighbors. Inevitably I end up making a couple kinds of chocolate-dipped truffles (in this recipe they are called “bon bons”).

I tend to make such a mess in my kitchen each Christmas, with cookbooks, recipes and ingredients scattered everywhere, but I find great JOY in giving to others this time of year!

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This past Christmas I found this delicious sounding recipe for maple flavored bon bons during a search online at Taste of Home. These creamy, chocolate covered treats were very easy to make (with only a few ingredients… a big plus!) and the maple flavor SHINES!

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The recipe makes about 5 dozen, so there are plenty to take to work, give away as gifts, or plenty to save and stash away in the refrigerator for a late night craving…they are SO GOOD!

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Sure hope you give these little bites of yumminess a try… they’re very, very good!

Maple Cream Bon Bons / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/maple-cream-bonbons

Maple Cream Bon Bons
 
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Decadent and creamy...these maple-flavored chocolate covered bon bons are sure to please!
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
For bonbons:
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 cubes)
  • 3½ cups confectioner's sugar (powdered)
  • 3 Tablespoons maple flavoring
  • 2 cups walnuts (I used pecans), chopped
For coating:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter, powdered sugar, and maple flavoring till smooth.
  2. Stir in chopped walnuts (or pecans).
  3. Shape mixture into 1" balls.
  4. Place dough balls onto a wax paper covered baking sheet and put into freezer for ½ an hour.
  5. In a microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips **(30 seconds on high. Stir. 30 seconds on high. Stir. Watch carefully so that you don't burn the chocolate. Should be melted and smooth after stirring the second time, but microwave an additional 15 seconds or so, then stir, if not.).
  6. Dip dough balls into chocolate mixture one at a time (I insert a toothpick into the dough ball, then dip, cover with chocolate then remove, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. You may want to use a spoon to finish coating the bonbon. Place each covered bonbon on wax paper-lined baking sheets, removing the toothpick and hiding the "hole" with a touch of melted chocolate. Place bonbons in refrigerator when done. Refrigerate till set...then ENJOY!

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