bon·bon [bon-bon; French bawn-bawn]
noun, plural bon·bons [bon-bonz; French bawn-bawn]
1. a fondant, fruit, or nut center dipped in fondant or chocolate; a chocolate.
2. a piece of confectionery; candy.
1790–1800; < French: literally, good-good
A candy so good they named it twice. Enjoy these raspberry filled bonbons.
Raspberry Filled Milk Chocolate Bonbons
8-12 quality ounces of milk chocolate
1 cup fresh raspberry puree
2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla beans
Combine the raspberry puree with vanilla beans and some of the confectioners’ sugar. Thoroughly mix in more sugar until a stiff paste like texture is achieved. You may use a melon baller or your hands to create balls that are roughly 1 inch around. Place on a wax paper lined tray and chill for a minimum of one hour.
Follow the instructions on the package for melting the chocolate, we find the microwave method works fine for this project. Dip each ball into the chocolate and place on the tray, one at a time works best.
We found a fork to be rather helpful as it allowed you to rest the ball on top, dip into the chocolate and place back on the tray for a perfectly rounded top. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator, enjoy within 3 days.