Chocolate Bon Bons


These decadent little chocolate treats are something I make every year at Christmas time.  It is a recipe my mom always made at Christmas, and they are absolutely yummy and sooo easy to make.

I'm not sure that bon bons is really the most accurate description for them, but that is what she always called them, so I am sticking with it.  They are reminiscent of a truffle, but are much lighter and airier, due to the cream being whipped before it is folded into the chocolate.  

This recipe originally called for using Cool Whip, and they are delicious that way, but I have replaced that with whipped cream.  If, however, you want to make this recipe even easier, or you are dairy free, feel free to replace the whipped cream with a non-dairy whipped topping and it will still be amazingly good.

This recipe does take some planning ahead, due to the chill time in the fridge.  The chocolate mixture is very soft, so a couple of hours in the fridge is imperative before you try to roll it.  It will still be soft, even after chilling, so a light hand is best when handling these, and prepare for your hands to get dirty.

I always use my 1 Tbsp. cookie scoop to portion these out, so the balls come out the same size.  You can roll them in whatever sounds good to you.  My usuals are vanilla wafer or graham cracker crumbs, flaked coconut, or powdered sugar.

I think these are best stored in the freezer.  They will stay good for a couple of months that way, and they don't ever freeze solid, so you can enjoy them right out of the freezer. No waiting, and so good!