Crunchy white chocolate bonbon

If you’re already rolling your eyes at these heart-shaped bonbons, let me stop you right there. Trust me, I get it. I’m also not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.

However, if there’s something I like, it’s making little treats to my man. Not only because he deserves it but because the only part I really don’t like about this celebration is the ridiculous amount of materialism that surrounds it. I mean, Amazon just suggested I should buy my better-half a hair-dryer. Seriously?

Anyway… For me Valentine’s Day this year means white chocolate bonbons. The ingredients for this recipe are on the expensive side, so it’s really a treat. And for all the single ladies out there, please make these for yourself. And eat them without any guilt. They are almost good for you.

Ingredients for the white chocolate:

  • 50g cocoa butter
  • 50g creamy white almond butter (at room temperature)
  • 10g coconut oil (at room temperature)
  • 30g rice syrup (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add-ins:

  • 25g pan-roasted macadamia nuts or hazelnuts
  • 35-40g crushed cookies

Instructions:

  1. Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a bowl and melt over a water bath for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile briefly cut your nuts into chunks and toast them in the pan for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the oils from the heat and add almond butter, rice syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely incorporated.
  4. Pour mixture into a rectangular form (or if you prefer, a silicon form with little hearts) and add nuts and crushed cookies.
  5. Let it cool completely (around 30 minutes) and then pop in the fridge for at least one hour.

Notes:

  • It’s important that all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • If your almond butter is not really creamy, it will affect the texture. So be aware.
  • I used homemade cinnamon cookies but since the recipe is already tricky, I’ll let you use store-bought ones. Just make sure they are neither too hard nor too soft. Simply sweet 🙂
  • The recipe yields at least 15 bonbons.

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