Monday, May 30, 2011

Coconut Bonbons

Summer is officially upon us and always looking for sweet and delicious treats to enjoy during the summer, I came upon this recipe I saw many years ago and have yet to try, until now!

The name "bonbon" is French, meaning "good-good" and refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small candies enrobed in chocolate. The first reports of bonbons come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court.

This particular version, is made using coconut sorbet, shredded coconut and almonds, and are perfect little treats to enjoy outside on a hot summer day!

Very simple to make, all you need are a few ingredients and these can be ready in about an hour! Get the complete recipe here: Coconut Bonbons
You'll need some Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies, coconut sorbet, shredded unsweetened coconut, whole almonds, some semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate and little vegetable shortening.

On a wire rack, placed onto a sheet pan, place the wafers, top side down, spaced evenly. Add some shredded coconut in the center of each wafer, top with a small scoop of sorbet, and an almond on each. Put the pan in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.

In a heat-proof bowl, set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the chocolate and shortening until nice and smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Remove the baking pan from freezer and ladle a good amount of the melted chocolate over the bonbons, completely covering the entire bonbon. Remember to work fast as the warm chocolate will start to melt the sorbet slightly. Return the baking pan to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or overnight, if not serving right away. Enjoy!!

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