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Sweet Christmas bonbons

Updated on November 28, 2014

Be Creative and Merry Christmas to you!

What is a bon-bon?

Have you ever heard this line, "Sitting around eating bon bons?" The word Bon to the french means "Good." Bon-bon, is a broad term for candy. It can be found in many forms and in France it is associated with hard candy, lollipops, and taffy to name just a few. Think of some of the phrases we use such as Bon Voyage meaning "A good trip", Bon appetite meaning "A good meal" so by putting Bon bon together, we have a doubly good mouth watering treat. In America it is pertaining to confections or truffles with many varieties. And who doesn't love a Truffle?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crunchy Peanut butter, Extra Crunchy
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups (16 oz) confectionary sugar
  • 3 cups rice krispies
  • 12 oz chocolate chips, Semi sweet
  • 1/2 stick parafin wax

Cereal Mixture

Rolling balls

Dipping and coating the balls

Mixing Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt together and extra crunchy Peanut butter and butter. Allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl combine the Rice krispies and the confectionary sugar. Set aside.
  3. Gradually pour the cooled peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture.
  4. Blend all ingredients together using your hands. Shape the dough into balls as seen here.
  5. Chocolate Mixture. In a double boiler melt the chocolate and the parafin wax over medium heat.
  6. With a toothpick in serted in the ball, dip each peanut butter ball in to the melted chocolate until completed coated.
  7. Place on silicone mat, or waxpaper lined cookie sheet to cool.

Many Variations

There are many variations of bonbons. Below you will see how they can be decorated, rolled, dipped, and made fancy to meet any holiday. There are ice cream filled bonbons, caked filled bonbons, coconut filled just to mention a few.

Pretty in Pink

Valentines day and Weddings

Decorated bon bons for any occasion.

Shred some coconut

Coconut

Rolled in coconut, with either dark or white chocolate.

Nut...tritious

Go Nutty...

Roll your bonbons in pecans, walnuts, almonds. Decorate the tops with nuts, then double dip in chocolate again.

Chewy, anyone?

Caramel

Dip your bonbon in caramel for extra sweetness.

For ocassions...

These were decorated for Easter.

I want candy!

Roll your bon bons in any flavor Candy...

Creative Candy making

So you see the sky is the limit. Use your imagination to create awesome bonbons for any occasion.

You be the judge...

5 stars from 1 rating of Sweet Christmas bonbons, or anytime bonbons

Please feel free to drop me a Comment...

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      Susan Guinn 2 years ago from Florida

      Joyfulcrown, knock yourself out...I enjoyed it! A nice treat to any occasion.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      These look delicious! Decorating them looks fun too. I will have to give this a try.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      These look delicious! Decorating them looks fun too. I will have to give this a try.

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      Susan Guinn 2 years ago from Florida

      You will love them peachpurple. I had made so much for my Christmas guests, that I did not get to them. They are my sons favorite, so I promised I will make them this week for our New Years celebration.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Oh yes, i must make these delicious chocs. Wait till i get my hands on the baking chocs first

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      Sussan 2 years ago

      Please do they are awesome. I will be making mine next weekend for family and friends.

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      Lori Chidori Phillips 2 years ago from Southern California USA

      Ooo, these look scrumptious! Can't wait to try!