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These NO BAKE Peanut Butter Bon Bons are so addicting! They are really good on their own, but dipping them chocolate takes them over the top.
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If you’ve ever wanted to live up to the age-old joke about sitting around all day eating bon bons, make sure you’re enjoying these delicious peanut butter bon bons while you do it. We got this recipe years ago from our cousin Jill and it has quickly become a family favorite. I love making these for Valentines Day because it is a fun fondue dessert. They also make a great Christmas candy, if you’re one who enjoys dipping your own Christmas candies and boxing them up for neighbors and friends. We’ve used these for weddings and showers and all kinds of parties. They are also a super yummy center filling if you want to just make them as a dipped chocolate.
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Powdered Sugar – aka confectioners’ sugar
- Coconut Flakes
- Butter – you can also use coconut oil
- Vanilla Extract
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips or Candy Melts – I like to use white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Make your own double boiler by heating a saucepan full of water over high heat until it boils. Then place a glass bowl over the saucepan and turn it to low heat. Add the chocolate to the glass bowl and stir until melted.
Go Ahead, Sneak a Taste
When I was making these up I couldn’t stop picking at the mix. I just love the coconut in it. It’s awesome because unlike cookie dough you can pick away without worrying about getting salmonella.
You can dip these Peanut Butter Bon Bons in any kind of chocolate. We did white chocolate this last time, but we have done milk and dark as well. They are all good. These are also perfect for chocolate fountains or fondue. Once they are dipped, roll them in sprinkles, nuts, coconut flakes, or mini chocolate chips!
Frequently Asked Questions
A truffle is a chocolate candy with a chocolate filling. A bon bon typically has a non-chocolate filling, like these peanut butter bonbons!
Bon Bons (meaning candy in French) have been around since the 17th century!
Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can even freeze them. Place them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper or parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. Then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.
Other Festive Recipes:
This recipe is one of our favorite Valentine treats! To get the full list of our Valentine favorites be sure to check out VALENTINE TREATS FOR SOMEONE SWEET. We have all kinds of yummy recipes that are perfect for Valentines Day, like cakes and cookies and chocolates!
Or if you decide to take our idea to dip your own Christmas (or anytime) candy to give as a gift, here are few other treats to share the box with the peanut butter bon bons:
- Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries make a sweet gift, and look beautiful too.
- English Toffee — you’ll be hard pressed to find a better version of this popular treat.
- Mom’s Christmas Caramels — is it even Christmas without caramels? We don’t want to find out!
- Chocolate Dipped Cream Cheese Butter Mints — cool and chocolatey with a refreshing hint of mint.
How to Make Peanut Butter Bon Bons
Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- Mix graham cracker, powdered sugar and coconut together.
- Add butter, vanilla, and peanut butter and stir until completely combined. Roll or press mixture into 1-inch balls. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate, either halfway or fully. Shake off any excess chocolate. Place on a prepared baking sheet or cookie sheet.
- Enjoy once chocolate is fully hardened.
- Nutrition facts do not include dipping chocolate.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can even freeze them. Place them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper or parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. Then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.
- I love eating the peanut butter mixture by itself – its like cookie dough but with no risk of salmonella!
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