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Cream Cheese Bonbons Recipe

Cream Cheese Bonbons Recipe

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, grated

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in grated chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

One bonbon equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.