Maple Cream Truffles

Chocolate truffles being made
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 truffles
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16 truffles
Amount per serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 62mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These maple cream truffles are inspired by Canada’s abundance of fresh maple syrup every spring. Although these confections contain no traditional chocolate ganache, they are certainly rich enough to garner the title of truffle. Enjoy them alone with a cafe creme, or serve them after a French Canadian-themed dinner.


Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, bring maple syrup and half-and-half to a simmer. Continue simmering the mixture until it reaches 239 F on a candy thermometer.

  2. Pour the maple cream into a shallow baking dish and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. You can also put the baking dish ​in the fridge to help cool down the mixture faster. Just make sure that the maple cream is firm enough to roll into balls, otherwise, if it's not cold enough it may have a caramel consistency. (Still delicious, but won't give you the desired truffle shape).

  3. Next, roll maple cream into 3/4-inch diameter balls and freeze on a baking sheet until firm.

  4. Dip frozen maple creams in melted chocolate and then store in the fridge.

  5. Once the chocolate coating has hardened, feel free to serve at room temperature.