“I have not tried this recipe. I'm posting this recipe for a request from the boards. This recipe is from My Great Recipes. Although peppermint chocolate bonbons sound fancy and complicated, they are one of the simplest confections to prepare. The trick is to purchase real chocolate and then melt it over very low heat. It makes a thoughtful gift when packed in a decorative, reusable tin or box.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips (6oz)
  • 13 cup butter or 13 cup margarine
  • 14 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup unsifted powdered sugar
  • 14 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Tips: To shape the candies into uniform balls, use a #70 or smaller ice cream or sherbet scoop. For an interesting effect, roll the shaped, chilled candies in cocoa before serving.
  2. Mix chocolate chips, butter and cream in a heavy saucepan.
  3. Place over very low heat and stir until chips and butter are melted and mixture is smooth and thick. Remove from heat.
  4. Beat in the powdered sugar until mixture is smooth again. Stir in the peppermint extract.
  5. Cover and chill about 1 or 2 hours until mixture is thick enough to shape or drop into small candy cups.
  6. Divide the mixture into 24 portions.
  7. Drop into paper bonbon cups or first roll into small balls before placing into cups.

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