White Chocolate and Coconut Bonbons White Chocolate and Coconut Bonbons

White Chocolate and Coconut Bonbons Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge

This is the kind of treat that's ideal for displaying at holiday parties, as they're beautiful and bite-size—perfect for guests to grab. Serve the bonbons in gold- or silver-coloured mini paper cups for an extra-festive presentation.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 45 minutes

Ingredients

Bonbons:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened medium desiccated coconuts
Coating:
  • 170 g white chocolate (about 6 oz), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened medium desiccated coconut

Method

Bonbons: In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Stir in coconut.

Roll by rounded 2 tsp into 16 balls. Arrange on waxed paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Coating: In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Stir in oil. Remove from heat; let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, place 1/4 cup of the coconut in shallow bowl and set aside. In skillet, toast remaining coconut over medium heat until golden. Place in separate shallow bowl.

Working with 1 bonbon at a time and using 2 forks, dip 4 of the bonbons into chocolate mixture, tapping forks on edge of bowl to remove excess. Return to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bonbons and chocolate mixture, dipping 4 of the bonbons into the toasted coconut and 4 into the untoasted coconut to coat before returning to baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Makes 16 bonbons.

Nutritional facts Per bonbon: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 9 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 106
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 41 mg
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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