Holiday Favorites...Maple Cream Bon Bons

These are an easy recipe to start learning to make dipped chocolates.  Myrna’s the expert, but even I could turn out some delicious homemade candy with this recipe. 
These are rich, so I used a size 100 scoop, about 2 teaspoons, and it was plenty.  It helps to let the filling set up a little in the refrigerator before making your balls, then freeze them.  
The original recipe called for 3 tbsp. flavoring...2 was enough for us.  It may depend on the quality of your flavoring.  Try 2, taste, and then add if necessary.  I used pecans, because that’s what I had on hand, and the nuts certainly added a lot.  Use your electric mixer for the filling to make it easy.
I like to use a double boiler for melting chocolate; it helps keep it warm longer.  Myrna suggests adding a teaspoon or so of shortening (not butter) to the chocolate if it starts to get too thick.  I also put mine back on the stove and let it warm up again before I finished.  Use two forks for dipping, and scrape the fork on your pan edge to get rid of globs of chocolate.  
I also dipped some in plain milk chocolate chips, and we liked those the best.  
Maple Cream Bon Bons
  1        cup  Butter (No substitutions)
  3 ½    cups  Powdered Sugar
  3        tablespoons Maple Flavoring (I used 2 Tablespoons)
  2        cups  Walnuts -- chopped
  2        cups  Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  1        cup  Butterscotch Chips
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and maple flavoring until smooth.  Stir in the walnuts.
Shape into 1 inch balls; place on wax paper lined baking sheets.  Freeze until firm.
In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt the chips; dip the balls and place on waxed paper lined baking sheets.
Refrigerate until hardened.   Store in the refrigerator.
  "Taste of Home Holiday Recipe Card Collection 2002"
  "5 dozen"
Per Serving: 118 Calories; 7g Fat (51.9% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 33mg Sodium.  


  1. Oh my! I just noticed the plate! I had a complete set of those Dishes years and years ago and I loved it!!
    And I copied the recipe down for the Bon Bons!!
    Will try them at Christmas!

  2. Sadly I only have this plate I bought at an antique show...I really liked the pattern, and would have loved to have a whole set! It's a shock to see things you started homekeeping with at an antique mall, isn't it?


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