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Chocolate Bonbon Recipes

We've put together a collection of chocolate recipes we think you'll enjoy. Some are very simple, others may be challenging but the results are worth it. It's always a good time to play with chocolate! We also have a list of gourmet chocolate suppliers to help you find chocolate. If you are thinking about using molds to make your chocolates here is our list of chocolate mold suppliers. And last but not least, here is a list of chocolate equipment suppliers.

Or if you ended up on this page because you were looking for a recipe for making chocolate itself from dried cocoa beans,
check out our Chocolate Making from the Bean program.

Latest Recipes

Milk Chocolate Rum Raisin Truffles

Milk Chocolate Rum Raisin Truffles

Guittard, legendary Bay Area chocolate maker, offers fine chocolate for cooking, baking and chocolate making at fine food stores and also online.»

Recipes

Chocolate Dessert Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

These pretty chocolate cups offer a great way to serve ice cream or mousse topped with fresh summer berries. Try blueberries with the orange mousse.»

Almond Chocolate Truffles

Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles

This easy truffle recipe replaces peanut butter with almond butter for a rich and delicately flavored treat. Toasted almonds give it a nice crunch. »

Strawberry Balsamic Chocolates

Strawberry Balsamic Chocolates

Chocolate and strawberries are wonderful partners, and adding a dash of fine aged balsamic to this truffle really pumps up the strawberry flavor. »

Fleur de Sel Soft Caramels

Fleur de Sel Soft Caramel Chocolates

In this recipe salt imparts a delightful counterpoint to the the richly sweet caramel and dark or milk chocolate for a splendid symphony of flavors. »

Milk Chocolate Almond Roches

Milk Chocolate Almond Roches

Although these Almond Roches look simple, they require a definite technique, says Claire Clark, pastry chef at the famed French Laundry Restaurant. »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Peanut butter and chocolate are great partners and in this they combine into a creamy confection similar to a peanut butter cup but more elegant. »

Cognac and Ginger Cream Chocolates

Cognac and Ginger Cream Chocolates

Hand-made chocolates are a welcome hostess gift, especially when they include a spark of cognac and preserved ginger, as in this sophisticated little treat. »

Chocolate Mint Meltaways

Chocolate Mint Meltaways

The sublime creaminess of meltaways is captured in this easy recipe adapted from the Culinary Institute of America, with a rich yet refreshing flavor. »

Cookie Dough Truffles

Salted Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Attention cookie dough lovers! Here's one for you - cookie dough truffles, created by one savvy cook and adapted by another. Bet you can't eat just one! »

Peanut Butter Krispies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

In this recipe, the homey treat takes on a more elegant look and taste with the addition of chocolate, peanut butter and salty chopped peanuts. Irresistible! »

Chocolate Brownie Bonbons

Chocolate Brownie Bonbons

We love chocolate in all its forms, and this little treat features everybody's favorite - the chocolate brownie. Double your pleasure with these babies! »

Burnt Caramel Sauce Recipe

Recchiuti Burnt Caramel Sauce Recipe

Who would want to burn anything? Chocolatier Michael Recchiuti knows that burning sugar brings out a great flavor. Pour this sauce over everything! »

Chocolate Arbequina Truffles

Chocolate Arbequina Truffles

Olive oil is used in both sweet and savory creations, and here, the rich fruity notes of Arbequina olives add delicious flavor to the chocolate truffles. »

Coconut Ganache Truffle

Coconut Ganache Truffle

If you love coconut, this recipe offers a dreamy, creamy confection. Use only coconut milk for a creamier mixture, or add shredded coconut for texture. »

Milk Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Milk Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Chocolate and spirits have a great affinity for each other and in this truffle recipe, Chocolates El Rey uses its milk chocolate with delicious results. »

Chocolate Coconut Bar

Chocolate Coconut Bar

William Curley demonstrates his mastery in his new book, Couture Chocolate, with a coconut chocolate bar that's easy to make and irresistibly delicious. »

Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

Chantal Coady's chocolate "saucisson" falls between a ganache and rocky road, and can be adapted to suit your taste and the ingredients you have on hand. »

Truffle D’epice

Truffle D’epice

The year-end holiday season evokes nostalgia, says Ecole Chocolat grad Elaine Hsieh of EH Chocolatier who developed this holiday chocolate truffle recipe. »

Traditional-Ale Truffles

Traditional-Ale Truffles

Paul A.Young is Britain's most lauded chocolatier because of his daring and dazzling flavors such as this recipe using rich, malty London Ale. »

Dark Chocolate Gelato

Dark Chocolate Gelato with Sea Salt

This recipe for chocolate gelato was developed in the Ecole Chocolat kitchens, with coaching from Judy Witts who also suggested crunchy sea salt. »

Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Michael Recchiuti offers this recipe for a fabulous vanilla and chocolate swirl ice cream flavored with real Tahitian vanilla beans, not extract. »

Chocolate Rochers

Chocolate Rochers

A delicious confection that marries the sweet crunch of sugared and roasted almonds with the velvety smoothness of tempered chocolate. »

Strawberry Rhubarb Truffles

Strawberry Rhubarb White Chocolate Truffles

Spring means fresher, lighter, more vibrant flavors and in celebration, Ecole Chocolat has conjured a delicious sweet with strawberries and rhubarb. »

Medrich House Truffles

Medrich House Truffles

Alice Medrich, a legend in sweet circles, offers the recipe for the French chocolate truffles that made her instantly famous nearly 40 years ago. »

Passion Fruit Coconut Ganache

Passion Fruit Coconut Ganache

In this recipe, Dominique and Cindy Duby combine the zing of passion fruit with the sweetly fragrant flavors of finely ground coconut and cardamom. »

Chocolate and Scotch Truffle

Chocolate and Scotch Truffle

We developed this simple method for making delicious truffles, here flavored with Scotch. If you prefer other liquors or liqueurs, go ahead and use them. »

Chocolate and Coffee Truffles

Chocolate and Coffee Truffles

Coffee lovers! It's easy to make delicious truffles and here we tell you how to use coffee instead of cream to make a dreamy sweet that's lactose-free. »

Chocolate S'More Bombs

Chocolate S'More Bombs

Executive Chef Ben Roche of Moto Restaurant has created a tempting little sweet that literally explodes with flavor, texture and outright fun. »

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Chocolate-Covered Caramel Popcorn

“What could be better? Fresh, salty popcorn and crunchy nuts covered in creamy caramel and then drizzled with chocolate?” We couldn't agree more. »

Chai Tiger Truffles

Chai Tiger Truffles

The sweet, spicy and creamy taste of chai tea is a perfect foil for the rich milk chocolate at the heart of this delicious truffle. »

Lemon Verbena Ganache

Lemon Verbena Ganache

Modern chocolatiers love experimenting with unusual flavour combinations. This recipe takes full advantage of the fragrant herb, lemon verbena. »

Truffles with Lavender & Fennel

Truffles with Lavender & Fennel

The lavender and fennel flavors are infused into the cream used in the ganache to create this delicious and unusual truffle. »

Ghirardelli® English Toffee

Ghirardelli English Toffee

Turning sugar into toffee or caramel seems a magical process, but it's one that must be closely monitored. You'll need a candy thermometer. »

Port Pralines

Port Pralines

These exquisite chocolates are flavored with port and require a fair degree of chocolate-making skill as well as some specialty equipment. »

Black Currant Pâte de Fruit Truffles

Truffles with Black Currant Pâte de Fruit

Chocolate and fruit are great partners and here, Dede Wilson offers an easy and delicious way to combine them. Black currant is a European favorite. »

Boule d'Amande

Boule d'Amande

Fran Bigelow is a North American Grand Dame of fine chocolate. In this easy recipe, she gives you the choice of using tempered chocolate or not. »

Cranberry White Chocolate Truffles

Cranberry White Chocolate Truffles

Home-made cranberry sauce usually tastes better than canned, but the texture might need adjusting - make sure it's finely chopped. »

Mrs. D's Chocolate Peanut Fudge

Mrs. D's Chocolate Peanut Fudge

Fudge is one of those childhood treats that reserves a special place in the heart of many chocoholics. And Mom's home-made fudge is the best of all. »

Almond Roca

Almond Roca

This classic candy appeals to everyone: chocolate lovers, those who are nuts about almonds, and those who love the buttery crunch of caramel. »

Pistachio-Kirsch Truffles

Pistachio-Kirsch Truffles

This is a sophisticated take on the ubiquitous cherry cordial bonbons. Shelling pistachios will give you fresher product, but it can be a tedious job. »

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

This recipe calls for Scharffen Berger's products, which are available by mail order or at Whole Foods. Other chocolate/nibs can be substituted. »

Dulce de Leche Coffee Truffles

Dulce de Leche Coffee Truffles

Dulce de leche is a Latin invention, a thick milky caramel that can be addictive, it's so good. Here it combines with coffee to make a luscious little treat. »

Cocoa Nib White Chocolate Bark

Cocoa Nib White Chocolate Bark

White chocolate can be too sweet for some, but here, the caramelized crunch of cocoa nibs helps temper the sweetness. »

Raspberry Wasabi Truffle

Raspberry Wasabi Truffle

The G pectin called for in the recipe here was originally developed and sold by the author, but has since been taken over by chefrubber.com. »

White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark

White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark

Chocolate nut bark is an easy-to-make and delicious treat that gets even better with the addition of dried fruit and marshmallows. »

Orange Truffles

Orange Truffles

These unusual looking bonbons have a visual texture that is quite appealling. The recipe is geared to professional chocolatiers and makes a lot. »

Mocha Truffles

Mocha Truffles

Chocolate lovers are usually also coffee lovers, so this treat combines two of their favorite flavors. Don't eat too many before bedtime! »

Bourbon Whiskey Truffles

Bourbon Whiskey Truffles

This recipe is just about as easy as it gets and the results are spectacular. If you're not a fan of bourbon, substitute another whiskey or liqueur. »

Chocolate Coconut Clusters

Chocolate Coconut Clusters

You can't get much easier than melting some chocolate and drizzling it over toasted coconut. This is a great addition to a cookie or candy plate. »

Homemade Rocky Road

Homemade Rocky Road

There are a lot of steps here, so make sure you leave enough time to do the whole recipe. Making your own marsmallows is fun too. »

Toasted Coconut Truffles

Toasted Coconut Truffles

This one's definitely for coconut lovers, what with both coconut milk boosted by shredded toasted coconut. Use only sweetened coconut. »

Caramel Walnut Chocolate Lollipops

Caramel Walnut Chocolate Lollipops

Valrhona has long been considered one of the finest chocolate makers in Europe. These lollipops are fun as party favors or to include in gift baskets. »

Dark and Stormies

Dark and Stormies

Fresh ginger and rum flavor the white chocolate centres, adding a delightful tropical note that is complimented by the dark chocolate coating. »

Pumpkin Seed Nib Brittle

Pumpkin Seed Nib Brittle

Nut brittles are always a favorite with candy lovers. Here, the inspired use of pumpkin seeds and cocoa nibs gives the brittle a pleasingly light crunch. »

Candy Cane Truffles

Candy Cane Truffles

Anything minty is usually welcomed after the full meals typical of the holiday season. The crème de menthe turns the traditional holiday candy cane. »

Strawberry Ginger Truffles

Strawberry Ginger Truffles

The subtle heat of ginger marries well with the sweet innocence of strawberry in this delightful confection. Be aware, it is a professional recipe. »

Chocolate Almond Cups

Chocolate Almond Cups

The white almond cups are a variation included at the end of this recipe. The two kinds of chocolate make for a nice presentation. »



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