Chocolate Bonbons

  • prep time135 min
  • total time 142 min
  • serves 0

Who says it's hard to hand-make your own chocolate treats? This recipe shows you how to easily create decadent chocolate truffles.

Note: Allow 2 hours for ganache to set into balls.

Courtesy of the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

25 Ratings
Directions for: Chocolate Bonbons


345 g Cacao Barry Mexique Dark Chocolate, or preferred dark chocolate

250 g 35% cream

60 g butter

55 g honey

80 g hazelnut paste

1 Tbsp Frangelico or other liquor (optional)


1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cream, hazelnut paste, butter, honey and liquor to 65ºC (about 7 minutes).

2. Place chocolate in a food processor or bowl and pour cream mixture over chocolate. Allow to sit for a few seconds, then mix in food processor or stir with a whisk until smooth.

3. Transfer ganache into a bowl (is using the food processor) and Saran wrap in contact until set. Scoop mixture into balls and allow to firm up for at least 2 hours.

4. Using gloves, roll balls using finger tips to even out the shape.


Dip each truffle into tempered chocolate, then roll chocolate in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut or icing sugar.

See more: Chocolate, Eggs/Dairy, Dessert, Gourmet

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