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Ingredients

CANDY:
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cream
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (if desired)
3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
COATING:
2 squares Baker's chocolate
1/2 package (11 ounce) real chocolate chips
2 teaspoons butter
2-inch square of wax

Instructions

Mix butter and powdered sugar, adding cream, nuts and flavoring. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Powder hands if sticky. Place on cookie sheet and cool 6 hours in the refrigerator. Melt the chocolate squares, chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler; keep hot. Place wax paper on two cookie sheets or platters. Remove balls from refrigerator. Use toothpicks to dip the balls into the chocolate mixture. Set on wax paper to cool. May drizzle hot chocolate wax mixture to cover toothpick hole. If desired, may use holiday topped toothpicks and keep in the candy for easing selection. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes approximately 36-42 candies.

Dawn Weiss
Rock Island




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