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Hint-of-Berry Bonbons Recipe

Hint-of-Berry Bonbons Recipe

You'll have a hard time eating just one of these heavenly sweets. Inside the rich milk chocolate coating is a fudgy center with a hint of strawberry. Their white chocolate drizzle makes these bonbons even more special. —Brenda Hoffman, Stanton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + chilling YIELD:27 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 25 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 15 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate chips. Stir in wafer crumbs and preserves. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Divide mixture in half. Return one portion to refrigerator. Shape remaining mixture into 1-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan; refrigerate. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt milk chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set.
  • 4. Melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Decorate candies with white chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 170 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.