Thursday, December 10, 2009

Traditional Christmas Bonbon's


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Every year it is a tradition for my mother and I to get together and make our traditional Christmas Bonbon's. We quadruple the recipe and over the course of several days we bunker down and put on our favorite Christmas music and make thousands of these delicious treats to give away to our friends and family for the holidays.


Ingredients

2 boxes powdered sugar (four heaping cups)
1 stick butter, softened
1 can Eagle Brand Milk, sweetened condenced
1 teaspoon of good vanilla
14 ounces angel flake coconut
1 ½ cup finely chopped fresh pecans
3 small packages of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
¼ cube paraffin shaved


Directions

Mix first six ingredients in a large bowl, chill in the freezer until you can handle the mixture without it sticking to your hands. Take mixture and form into small balls, place on a cookie sheet and chill in the freezer again.
Melt 1 large pkg or 3 small pkg's of milk chocolate chips and 1/4 cube paraffin over hot water, double boiler sauce pan. Quickly dip chilled balls with a kabob stick into the melted chocolate and let chocolate set up in a cold garage. After the chocolate is set on the balls take a teaspoon and use the remaining melted chocolate to make a swirl on top to cover the kabob stick hole. This recipe makes about three cookie sheets. Place each ball in a Christmas paper and then package into containers for gifts.
This recipe makes about 130 small BonBon's


Once again I'm feeling the holiday spirit, I might have to make this a yearly tradition! I will be randomly giving away a small box of these BonBon's! All you need to do is leave a comment here on this post and I will pick the winner Sunday Morning. Good luck!

Enjoy!

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37 comments:

  1. Laura is the person responsible for the professional curl on the top of each Bon Bon! BTW we made the recipe x8 this year, that is a whole lot of Bon Bon's.

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  2. This looks delish! Hmmm, I might have to try it! Where do you get the box? Did you make it? I rather buy the boxes :P

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  3. Savitri the boxes are from the Martha Stewart line! :)

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  4. Yay! I was hoping you would put your recipe for your bon bons on your blog! I remember them well...mmmmm. :0) -Denise

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  5. These looks so darn yummy, Laura!
    Question about the butter........does it need to be at room temp to get it to mix in with the powdered sugar.....or should it be cold?
    Thanks!

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  6. These look so yummy, I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. These are beautiful and I am inspired...not only by these but evertyhing you do! And...you just helped me plan a candy making day when all of my cute daughters get her next week. This will be a lot of fun. Thanks for the recipe!!! Yummmm!

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  8. Ohhhh everything looks SOOOO yummy!!! I hope I win!!! Thanks for inviting us to your blog!!! (makes me so hungry... but I love it!!)

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  9. Yummy Yummy Yummy! Loving it... can't wait to give it a try!

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  10. Wow, another yummy recipe! Keep'em coming! I tried the turtles and they were gone before I could almost eat any my self :p

    Ida

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  11. These sound absolutely delicious and I'd like to make them but I really need to know what "a cube of butter" measures out to be. I am thinking 1 lb but would be happy to for you to let me know for sure. Thank you!

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  12. Oh WOW! They look soooo dreamy good! Melt in the mouth gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe! x

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  13. Wow, these look like a little piece of heaven! :) Kathy

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  14. I'm sorry Jodi, I meant one stick of butter softened. :)

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  15. Oh, I love coconut bonbons! And these look scrumptious! Thanks for another sweet giveaway! Becky G.

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  16. Yummy, yummy, yummy thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. Laura, these look fabulous (again!) I remember them from last year. Sounds like you had a huge task in front of you--but fun too :D

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  18. You're quite the candy maker! Those look delish!

    XO
    Katie

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  19. AMAZING LAURA!!!!!!!!! You are so incredibly talented!! I really want to taste these delicious creations! Could I make it without the nuts? These are beautiful AND I'm sure so delicious!

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  20. p.s. I love the pictures of all the food as well....beautiful!

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  21. Ummmm I have never made them without nuts but I'm sure it would work just fine. :)

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  22. Did you say bon bons? OMG I hope you pick me!! YUMMY!! ;-)

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  23. OMG! chocolate, coconut AND pecans! I'm in heaven! (and feeling lucky!) xxD

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  24. I love Chocolate! All your creations look so YUMMY! Thank you for sharing. God bless!
    Peggy

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  25. YUM! Oh I thank you for sharing the recipe they look so tasty. SWeet!

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  26. What a fabulous gift, Laura! The packaging is beautiful and the bon bons look amazingly delish!! I'm crossing my fingers. {wink} ♥♥Kay

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  27. Oh man these look amazing! Just to clarify does the recipe use evaporated or condensed milk?

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  28. Melissa I'm sorry the recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk. :)

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  29. Oh, my! I usually make Buckeyes, but I think I'll have to try your Bonbons this year! Thanks for the recipe!

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  30. Oh my! How beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one of these beauties! And thanks for the recipe!

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