MAPLE WALNUT TRUFFLES

A great combination of tastes and textures. 

Yield: 16-20 one-inch truffles

Ingredients

1 cup (6 ounces) GUITTARD CHOC-AU-LAIT VANILLA MILK CHIPS
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

Combine all ingredients except walnuts in top of double boiler over low heat, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; transfer to small bowl. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Using a scoop or teaspoon, shape into one-inch balls. Roll in walnuts to coat surface. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Microwave instructions: Combine all ingredients except walnuts in 1 quart microproof bowl. Heat at medium power (50% or level 5) for 1-1 1/2 minutes, stirring well after one minute, until melted and smooth. Proceed as directed above.