Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Bon Bon's





It's a tradition every year for my mom and I to make our Christmas Bon Bon's! We usually quadruple the recipe and spend days hand crafting these delectable treats to give away to family & friends.
 
I know all of our husbands think, including mine, that we spend each and everyday between loads of laundry, changing diapers, being a chauffeur, cooking, cleaning... seriously the list could go on and on... that we sit on our little bottoms and eat Bon Bon's all day long! 
LOL!! I only wish;) 

Being in the Christmas spirit I thought
 I would give away a little box of these yummy Bon Bon's.
So, when your husband does comes home from a long day at work and asks...
 What did you do today? 
You can say, I sat around and ate Bon Bon's today!

All you need to do is leave me a comment 
and I will draw a winner Monday of next week.


Christmas Bon Bon's

4 cups of powdered sugar
1 stick of softened butter
1 can of Eagle brand milk
1 tsp. vanilla
14 oz. of shredded coconut
2 cups chopped fresh pecans
1 package of chocolate chips (Ghirardelli, milk)
1/2 cube paraffin (to keep the chocolate shiny)

Mix all the ingredients except for the chocolate and paraffin, in a large bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Form the mixture into small balls, set on cookie sheets and freeze. Melt chocolate and paraffin in a double broiler. Dip balls into chocolate using wooden kabob sticks, place back on cookie sheets, Refrigerate. Top Bon Bon's with a curl of chocolate, a baby spoon works best. Refrigerate then place in paper decorative cups. 
Package & Enjoy!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!


44 comments:

Gabriela said...

Oh Laura - these are lovely! Such elegance! Hand crafted treats wrapped in hand crafted packaging. Won't you just pick me? Pleeeeez?

Vanderbeeks Images said...

Uhm, too cute! Absolutely lovely and festive! And how did you find the time? I'd love to see photos of the process - maybe the finishing up part and how you got them to look so perfect. I had to comment even though you CANNOT pick me - I'm allergic to nuts - sad but true. Have a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

HI

Wow what gorgeous bonbons ! Super yummy !!

jane rogers

Jes said...

one word --- > YUM!! These made my mouth water . . .I am definitely gonna have to try this recipe!!

Teresa Curtis said...

Those sound wonderful Laura! Hopefully I will find time to try your recipe before Christmas...thanks for sharing it.

Teresa

Giovana said...

Laura, those bon bons look so YUMMY!!!! And the way you wrapped the box is wonderful!!!
Merry Christmas
God bless
Giovana

Danielle said...

Gorgeous work, and they look so yummy!!! =)

Åshild said...

Oh my - you sure know how to make a girl drawl... *lol* And the wrapping is sooo cute!

(And I just have to say; I have a strong feeling that one day our roads will cross and we'll meet face to face :) I'm sure it'll be great fun!)

Hugs,
Aashild

Lindsay Spencer said...

Those sound like chocolate heaven! And the packaging is super cute. Can your mom adopt me?

Heidi Van Laar said...

Well, if they taste half as good as they look then they have to be delicious! They are just beautiful to look at, inside the box or out!

Joke said...

Wow, the bonbons are looking great. Hope the taste is also good. Beautiful with the label and the big bow.

Rosanne said...

How nice and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Tara said...

Very cute package, and those bon bons look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I think I'm definitely going to have to try it out!

Ms_Pea said...

OMG! What a beautiful presentation! I'm crossing my fingers that I'll win, otherwise I'll have to try out the recipe myself! :-) It sounds (and looks) delicious!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Laura- is there anything you make that doesn't turn out beautiful?? These look perfect!

Daniela said...

Ok, these look yummy! I adore the tag and the box! Did you buy or make the box? This is a great gift idea. Thanks for the recipe.

alexandra s.m. said...

how funny and beautiful!
I adore this color combo: Kraft + white + red! You're so sweet for sharing the recipe I'll have to try it...if I don't have time for Christmas, I bet they would make a great gift for Valentine's day!
THANK YOU LAURA!

Regina Easter said...

OH LAURA, THESE LOOK YUMMY YUMMY...........YEAH ON OUR BON BON'S ALL DAY....AREN'T OUR HUBBY'S SO FUNNY....HUGS

Chantal said...

Love how the Look....
jummy jummy

Audrey Pettit said...

LOL! Love your comment about the husbands, Laura! Too funny! I just have to say once again how beautiful both your packaging and those bon bons look!

Hanneke said...

Stunning!!

Laurel said...

Wow, those bonbons look delicious, I must try some, thanks for the recipe! I absolutely love your tag though, the pom pom trim, Wow!

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Laura!!!
Absolutly `Yum` Yum...
`Gorgeous as gorgeous as you `sweetie`...
You dont have to put my name in the draw(A bit far to travel)!!!
and they would prob get squashed all that way.. must use your recipie and have a go...`Thankyou` soooo much for sharing....
Nearly time for the Big Man in his Red suit to visit!!!
Enjoy your Evening:)~X~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Laura, wow those bon bons look amazing. That and a couple of coffee and I could be a happy woman! Big smile.!
Blessings,
Debbie

DeeDee said...

Oh Laura, you are just so sweet to do all this!!! This is an adorable gift idea!!! HUGS!!!

Katie said...

YUM-O!! Those look amazing....I hope you pick me ;)

Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

Hugs,
Katie

Rene said...

My family has decided to have a totally handmade Christmas next year. This recipe will be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!

StampinNicole said...

I love how cute and professional they look! When I make buckeyes they don't look very pretty. I am going to try this tick! Also your recipe! Thanks!!
Have a happy holiday!
Nicole Johnson

Curt in Carmel said...

Guys can sit around and eat bon bons all day too, right? LOL These look incredible! Does your talent ever end???? The packaging is gorgeous too! Great stuff Laura. Thanks so much for the chance to win these. That is quite the special treat!!!! Best, Curt

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Laura what a wonderful and precious idea. I so love the idea that the Bon Bon's have become a family tradition. The packaging is just so beautiful, one wouldn't even want to open it, but just sit back and admire. There is no gift more special than those that are handmade with loads of TLC. Hugs from Desire

Steph said...

Ooooo, they look gorgeous! I can just imagine them melting in the mouth. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give them a go with my little girl.

Anabelle said...

Wow!!! those look fabulous. I love the tag, too. I'd love to receive these yummies in the mail.

Lea L. said...

Oh my....those looks SO yummy! And my DH could never say that to me...because I get home later than he does! Hee hee!

~Lea

~Nancy~ said...

Oh Laura, these bon bons look sooooo yummieeeee! Such an amazing gift for your friends and family. Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Love the wrapping of the bon bons as well.. Wishing your and your family Happy Holidays! HUGS!

Holly said...

beautiful and the presentation is excellent!! Any husband who asks that question is deserving what he walks into ;o)
merry christmas!!
Hugs,
Holly

stevendeah said...

These look delicious and beautiful!
And I loooove the colors and design of the rose card below, too! =)

Danielle Smith said...

Yummy ~ Your Christmas Bon Bon's look borderline amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe :) Happy Holidays!!

Jenn D said...

These look delicious and they are packaged so fabulously!

rae said...

OK, I'm totally laughing about the husband comment.. that is so US too! When asked by my dear hubby what I did all day, my reply is ALWAYS, "I sat around all day and ate bon bons"!!
They look absolutely fabulous Laura, I don't know what looks better, the bon bons or your divine packaging?!
(((holiday hugs))) my sweet friend!
~rae

Francien said...

Oh wauw...what a great story you wrote...and those bonbons...the have to taste heavenly. I saved the recipe.....although you cant pick me..they would be melted on the way overhere or would be eaten..enjoy and have a wunderful Christmas...
greetings Francien.

krista said...

Hi Laura!!! You don't have to enter me, but I wanted to comment that I have been making these bon bons for years-aren't they seriousely THE BEST?????? I am so addicted to them. I love your packaging idea-very clever:) :)

Tamaroo said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Peet said...

ohhh, such a great gift, Laura! Wow,..love this, so gorgeous and yummy!!!

Nikki said...

YUMMY! Love the tag!
Hugs, Nikki

 
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