Crunchy Maple-Pecan Chocolates


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12-40 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple flakes
  • 1/3 lb dark or semi-sweet chocolate
  • Maple sugar, maple flakes, or maple nuggets (to garnish)

Method

  1. In a bowl, blend the pecans and maple flakes into the maple butter.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Using a teaspoon, put balls of the maple butter mixture onto the sheet in the amount indicated for your desired size**. Place the sheet in the freezer for a minimum of one hour.
  4. Once they are fully chilled, use your hands to shape the balls and put them back in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  5. During this time, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or double-boiler and let it temper: it must be at room temperature for dipping.
  6. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Using a fork, quickly dip the maple-butter balls one by one into the melted chocolate, drain, and place on the baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle them with maple sugar, flakes, or nuggets, and put the sheet in the fridge.
  9. Once the coating has set, transfer your chocolates to an airtight container, and return to the fridge.
  10. For best enjoyment, take them out of the fridge 15 – 20 minutes before serving so the maple butter filling is nice and creamy.

RESTING TIME: 1:45

* Yield varies: about 90 mini-chocolates, 40 small, or 12 medium-sized.

** Individual Size:

Mini-Chocolates: about 2 g (a bit less than 1/2 tsp) of maple mixture

Small Chocolates: about 5 g (a bit more than 1/2 tsp) of maple mixture

Medium Chocolates: about 15 g (a bit more than 2 tsp) of maple mixture

 

NOTE: These chocolates will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 – 10 days. You can also freeze them.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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