Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Chocolate Bon Bons
This yummy treat is my nephew's favorite Christmas goody, so I make it every year. I got this recipe from my colleague, Karen, many years ago. Happy Holidays!
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 package chocolate bark for baking
1/2 package butterscotch chips
Mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Stir in shredded coconut, powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until thoroughly mixed together. Roll batter into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper, on a baking sheet and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Melt chocolate bark and butterscotch chips together in the microwave, starting at 1 minute on high, and add 15 seconds as needed. Bark and chips should be completely melted, but not scorched or lumpy.
When balls are chilled enough, roll balls in melted chocolate/butterscotch mixture, covering completely and place on parchment paper to set. Usually sets within 15-30 minutes.
Want to add extra pizazz to these treats? Sprinkle chocolate bon bons with chopped nuts or coconut before they set.
Makes about 5 dozen bon bons.