Maple Creams Candy Recipe

Maple Creams
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Ratings
  • Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 3 hrs
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 30 Maple Creams (30 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
91 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30 Maple Creams (30 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*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.)

Maple Creams are a melt-in-your mouth candy with the distinctive taste of maple. Maple extract is the secret behind their bold maple flavor.I like to give mine a roll in crushed nuts and then top them with a walnut half before serving. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow cream
  • 2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped)
  • Garnish: additional walnut halves for decorating

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Prepare by placing a large mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer to chill.
  3. Combine the sugar, butter and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve butter and sugar.
  4. Once the mixture reaches around 200 degrees, slowly stream in the cream. Continue to heat until it reaches 240 degrees, and then remove from heat.
  5. Pour the candy in the cold bowl and allow to sit until it is room temperature. To speed the process, you can place it in the refrigerator, checking it every 5-10 minutes until it is lukewarm.
  6. Mix on low and slowly add in the marshmallow cream and extract, stopping to spoon the cream into the mixer if necessary.
  7. Gradually add 1/2 cup powdered sugar. If the candy is still quite sticky, add the remaining sugar. Beat for an additional 5 minutes, until it is no longer sticky and somewhat stiff.
  8. Place the candy in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes. Roll into balls ¾ inch in diameter, and top the balls with half of a walnut or pecan. Alternately, the balls can be rolled in finely chopped nuts.
  1. Chill for another 20 minutes, or until completely set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.