Maple Mendiants

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Recipe — Maple Mendiants
24 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 8 oz dark chocolate (70% cacao), broken into pieces
  • 1 cup maple sugar nuggets
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup whole walnuts (or sunflower seeds), toasted


  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Take a spoonful of melted chocolate and form a disk about 4 cm (1 1/2 in) in diameter on a sheet of parchment paper set on the work surface.
  3. Repeat to create 24 mendiants.
  4. Top with the maple nuggets, cranberries and nuts.
  5. Let set for 2 hours before removing from the paper.
  6. Mendiants will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for two to three weeks.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.