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Chocolate Coconut Bonbons Recipe

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Chocolate Coconut Bonbons Recipe

A decadent and delicious treat – Chocolate Coconut Bonbons!

chocolate coconut bon bons

I love and I mean love coconut and chocolate, so naturally, if I combined them then it’s pretty much my dream treat & dessert. So, of course, we had to create another recipe with chocolate and coconut and if you want to really go wild and crazy you can top them with your favourite nuts, sprinkles, caramel drizzle, do whatever catches your fancy or leave them as delicious Chocolate Coconut Bonbons, perfect just by themselves.

chocolate coconut bon bons

I will warn you though that you’re going to want to double the batch because these will get devoured especially if your friends and family try one. It only takes one bit of these bonbons to get addicted to them!

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Ingredients

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  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 ounce package shredded coconut
  • 1 stick butter (melted, but cooled)
  • 22 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 24 ounces chocolate flavored Almond Bark
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped very fine for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, shredded coconut and 2 cups of powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well. I used a stand mixer.
  2. Add additional powdered sugar if mixture is not thick enough. Mixture should be very thick and if mixing by hand will become hard to stir, but still sticky.
  3. Optional: Add pecans or walnuts and mix well. If preferred, you can remove half of the batter and set aside to make half with nuts and half without. Or omit nuts entirely!
  4. Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out the dough and roll in your hands to form a ball. Since the dough is sticky, dusting your hands in between each ball with powder sugar will keep it from sticking to your hands.
  6. Place the bonbons on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  7. Insert a toothpick into each bonbon and place in freezer for approximately 2 hours.

VERY IMPORTANT STEP!

  1. When ready to dip, melt the chocolate. I prefer to use a double boiler, as it keeps the chocolate smooth and at the right consistency.
  2. Remove bonbons from the freezer. Working quickly, hold the toothpick and dip into the melted chocolate. Gently tap the hand holding the toothpick with your other hand to remove excess chocolate. Sit each bonbon back on the wax paper.
  3. Optional: Dust immediately with finely chopped pecans or walnuts if desired.
  4. Once bonbons are dipped, and dusted with nuts, set them in the fridge until chocolate is firm.
  5. Gently remove the toothpicks.

Enjoy!


Notes

Number of bonbons will be determined by how large the balls are. I did fairly large spoon full sizes to make large candies. Actual preferred size is normally large marble size.

Do not try and skip the freezing step! If not frozen, the bonbons will fall apart when they hit the melted chocolate!

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Chocolate Coconut Bon Bon

It looks like a lot of steps but we’ve just broken it down as much as possible for you to follow along. It’s a very easy recipe with delicious results. If you get some extra hand helping, have a few rolling the coconut mixture. After the coconut bonbons have been in the freezer long enough and you’re ready to dip it’s great to have an extra set of hands then too but you can totally do this yourself, I did. You just need to get a rhythm going for dipping and setting.

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Are Pecans or Walnuts Better in Bon Bons? 

This really is something that is up to you.  I have used both walnuts and pecans in this, and while I find walnuts better for my personal taste, pecans can work great. For a play on the popular Almond Joy chocolate bar, you could also add diced or slivered almonds in place of the walnuts. 

I love coconut with chocolate so much that I’d even consider topping the chocolate with toasted coconut, oh yes I would! You don’t need to top them with anything as mentioned but you can really have a lot of fun coming up with ideas!

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Can I Customize These Coconut Bon Bons for Holidays? 

If you haven’t already guessed I adore these chocolate coconut bonbons and can eat them any time of the year. You can coordinate for certain occasions like Valentine’s Day, add some red sprinkles, or even the white of the coconut flakes on top will do. Easter you have all sorts of options from chocolate to caramel drizzle and more. It’s the treat you can make all year long, although your waist might not thank you for it, your tastebuds will love you.

Tip:  Make it even more fun by mixing a bit of food coloring into the coconut mixture so when you bite into the bon bon it has a holiday color inside!

chocolate coconut bon bons

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By on January 6th, 2017

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80 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Bonbons Recipe”

  1. Your Bon Bons will be a very special treat! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  2. WOW … I am not the worst cook around but baking, cakes, candy etc never turns out for me…. BUT I love to look at the pictures and hope somebody will make them for me :-0

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  3. I like that these don’t have a zillion ingredients and I could make them fairly easily. I think they would be as yummy as any gourmet chocolates and it would be much less expensive to make them than buy a similar product.

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  4. I am going to have to try the recipe for the Chocolate Coconut Bon Bon’s. Chocolate and coconut are two of my favorite things and these look and sound delicious.

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  5. Perfect recipes for Valentine’s Day! I think I could pull off both the Chocolate bon bons and the Flan! Yum! Hope he shares! (Maybe I should make an extra batch or two!)

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  6. I bet my mom would love these! She loves coconut and her and my 10 year old daughter sat and at a whole pound of truffles on Christmas day! haha Silly girls.

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  7. These look so yummy. I made truffles one year and had such fun with them. Each one decorated with different things on top. I bet these would be fun to make (and of course eat) 🙂

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  8. Those bon bons look amazing! I am trying very hard to eat healthy this year, but those bon bons may make me change my mind!

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  9. These bon bons sound so good. I love the ingredients. I could gain a few pounds fast on these. Thank you so much for sharing

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  10. I just saw this on your Instagram page and had to come check out the recipe. It actually looks doable! Do the finished bon bons have to be stored in the refrigerator after the chocolate sets, or would they be okay at room temperature? (I’m thinking that if I made them for a gift, it would be awkward to keep the package in the refrigerator.) Thanks!

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  11. Yummy, I love bon bons!! I also love the combination of chocolate and coconut, it is one of my favorites! 🙂 Thanks for sharing how to make them!

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  12. Oh my gosh, I have been looking for bon bons in the stored for years! Now I can make my own. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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  13. I too love coconut and I can’t wait to try this recipe. No one else likes coconut in the house so I won’t have to worry about sharing. They will be all mine. Yummy!

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  14. I love chocolate and coconut too.
    I made Truffles today..cocoa, walnut, coconut and cherry ..not as pretty as yours here.
    Thanks for the recipe

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