Don’t you just love those creme filled chocolates you get in those beautifully wrapped boxes during the holidays? Vanilla, maple and pecan just to name a few. Then your going to be amazed at how easy it is to make them at home! My husband said they taste even better than the ones you buy at the store. He’s my best critic, and will let me know if a new recipe is a flop or not. (Thankfully that isn’t to often) But these are a winner. The simple filling is rich, with a delicious buttery undertone that will keep you coming back for more. Make sure you use a good quality chocolate, it really makes a difference in the taste of these beauties.
Creme Filled Chocolate Candy
1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 stick softened butter
1/2 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla (or any extract you’d like, mint or maple are great choices)
1/4 cup of ground up pecans or walnuts (If you would like a nut flavored filling)
Place everything into a bowl and blend together with a wooden spoon until smooth.
2 – 12 oz bags of good quality, semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments, until completely melted, stirring after each 30 second interval.
Line a mini-muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
Add about 1 tablespoon melted chocolate into the bottom of the paper cups.
Place 1 teaspoon of the cream filling in the center of the chocolate.
Cover everything up with more melted chocolate, then refrigerate over night, or at least several hours.
*If the melted chocolate firms up while your making the candies, just pop it back into the microwave for 30 seconds or so to re-melt it.
Makes about 2 dozen.