Coconut Bonbons

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Coconut Bonbons
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Ingredients

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2 2/3 cups Coconut flakes
2/3 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 cup Condensed milk sweetened
1/4 cup Almonds finely chopped, toasted
2 tbsp Butter softened
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 cups (12 ounces) Chocolate chips semisweet
1 tbsp Shortening
Colored sprinkles or coarse sugar, optional

Nutritional information

274
Calories
17g
Fat
33g
Carbohydrates
3g
Protein
7mg
Cholesterol
70mg
Sodium
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These Coconut Bonbons make great homemade gifts for the people in your life who have everything! A bonbon is a sweet which is coated in chocolate. In the past, it was a French tradition to visit friends and relatives on New Year’s Day with gifts of bonbons. In the lead up to Christmas and New Year, the sweet shops of Paris would be filled with people buying jars and boxes of bonbons. “Bon” is the French word for good, so if “bonbon” was translated to English it would be “goodgood”! And that’s exactly what this recipe is: good, good! I make jars of these each year and give them as gifts for my friends and family. Maybe I have some French ancestry waiting to be discovered!

It’s not difficult to make these coconut bonbons, but you will need to factor in the refrigeration times. I make these in three stages. First I combine the coconut, sugar, milk, almonds, butter and vanilla and chill. Then I roll these into bonbon sized balls and chill again. Finally I cover them in a chocolate coating and refrigerate for a final time until they are set. Et voilà – perfect French style coconut bonbons.

To make Coconut Bonbons, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Coconut Bonbons?

Steps

1
Done
2

Prepare the coconut filling

Mix the coconut, confectioners' sugar, milk, almonds, butter and vanilla together in a bowl.

2
Done
2h

Chill

Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.

3
Done
5

Roll into balls

Take spoonfuls of the mix and roll them into 1 inch balls. Line baking sheets with waxed paper and place the balls on the baking sheets.

4
Done
1h

Chill

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

5
Done
5

Prepare the chocolate coating

Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave and stir well until the chocolate mixture is completely smooth.

6
Done
10

Coat the coconut balls

Dip the balls into the chocolate mixture to coat them. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off before returning them to the paper-lined baking sheets.

7
Done
1

Top with sprinkles or sugar

If you decide to adorn the bonbons with decoration, top with sprinkles or coarse sugar while the chocolate is still soft.

8
Done
20

Chill for a final time

Chill the bonbons in the refrigerator until firm.

9
Done

Serve

You can serve these on a cake plate.

If I am gifting the bonbons, I save empty jars throughout the year and remove the labels. I add a minimum of 10 bonbons to each jar and tie them up with a nice festive ribbon.

Looking for “homemade with love” gifts for loved ones this year? Look no further, these Coconut Bonbons make perfect gifts! Try them and tag #cookmerecipes in your seasonal baking posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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