Maple Walnut Truffles
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar
- 1/4 cup Domino® Maple Flavored Granules
- 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter for 1 to 2 minutes, until it becomes lighter in color. Scrape the sides of the bowl often. Add sugar, mixing on low speed until incorporated, then on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes. Add maple flavored granules; mix an additional 1 to 2 minutes until very fluffy and pale in color.
Remove bowl from mixer; scrape all of the buttercream from the mixer blade. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Spoon into a covered container and store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours to chill completely.
When ready to make the truffles, spoon out a tablespoon-sized amount. Roll into a ball and set on a foil-covered baking sheet with sides. Put the pan into the refrigerator to chill while melting the chocolate.
In a glass or microwave-safe bowl with high sides, melt the chocolate. Carefully remove from microwave; stir well. Remove truffles from the refrigerator and, using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate, allowing any extra to drip off. Set back on the foil-covered pan. Place the pan back into the freezer/refrigerator to chill. Place each truffle candy into a mini wrapper.
Truffles should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Truffles can be served cold or set them out at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
You can also dip the fork into the chocolate and drizzle it over the tops of the truffles on the pan. Set back into freezer/refrigerator to chill.
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