Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Grandma Cole's BonBons
It never failed, every Christmas we would get a package from Grandma Cole (hubby's mother) containing dozens of all kinds of homemade goodies, including her famous Chocolate BonBons. Grandma Cole loved baking. She started early in the season and would spend many a day in the kitchen baking hundreds of goodies. Everybody loved her BonBons though. They were big, fat, tasty and very chocolatey.
As Grandma Cole got older though, it got harder and harder for her to bake. She would still make the BonBons but not as many. Now that Grandma Cole is gone, we miss receiving her packages of goodies. I have her recipe box and found the BonBon recipe. Since we now live hundreds of miles from our kids, I feel it my responsibility to take over and send them a package full of homemade goodies, just the way Grandma Cole used to do for us.
Grandma Cole made two kinds of BonBons. One had a peanut butter filling and the other had a creamy coconut filling. Here are the recipes:
Peanut Butter Chocolate BonBons
1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1 lb. box (or 4 cups) of confectioners sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
1 pkg. Ghiradelli melting wafers (Grandma used paraffin wax and I chose to go the easier route)
1 cup of peanuts, crushed
Follow directions on the package on melting the chocolate wafers. I used the double boiler method. With two forks, dip balls into melted chocolate. Gently roll the ball around to get it covered completely in chocolate.
Coconut Creamy Chocolate BonBons
1 can condensed milk
2 1 lb. boxes (or 8 cups) of confectioners sugar
2 cups of angel flake coconut
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of softened butter
2 cups of chopped nuts
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. Ghiradelli melting wafers (again, Grandma used paraffin wax and I chose to go the easier route)
Until next time,